Thursday, April 30, 2015

Guest Newsletter for Friday, May 1

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Friday, May 1, 2015.

 
 
Hotel Notes
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to congratulate Jillian Barber & John Smith on their wedding today!
We are proud to be a part of your special day!
Please let us know if you or your guests should need anything at all.
Weather Forecast  
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon.  High near 50F.  Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.  A mostly clear sky at night with a Low of 40F.

VIP of the Day
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to welcome their VIP of the day  Tracie Sandell!
Flags of the Day
Italy
California
This Day in History
In 1963, James Whittaker of Redmond, Washington, becomes the first American to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the
tallest mountain in the world.  Located in the central Himalayas on the border of China and Nepal, Everest stands 29,028 feet above sea level. Called Chomo-Lungma, or “Mother Goddess of the Land,” by the Tibetans, the English named the mountain after Sir George Everest, an early 19th-century  British surveyor of the Himalayas.
Best regards,

Patrick Cornelissen
General Manager
 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Guest Newsletter for Thursday, April 30

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Thursday, April 30, 2015.

 
Hotel Notes
Join us for the Mother’s Day Grand Buffet!
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Treat your mother to a spectacular dining experience with us here at the Hawthorne Hotel on Mother’s Day.
 She deserves it, and so do you! Reservations are still available. You can call 978-828-4311 from outside the hotel, or extension 4311 internally.
Hours: 10:30am to 7pm
Cost: $44.95 Adults; $2 for every year of child’s age up to 12 years.
http://www.hawthornehotel.com/dining
 Weather Forecast  
 Times of sun and clouds.
High of 54F. Winds NE 8mph.

VIP of the Day
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to welcome their VIP of the day  Martha Testa!
Flags of the Day
Poland
California
 This Day in History
On this day in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide. Soon after, Germany  unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler’s dreams of a “1,000-year” Reich.
Best regards,

Patrick Cornelissen
General Manager
 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Guest Newsletter for Wednesday, April 29

Here is the Hawthorne Guest Messenger for Wednesday, April 29, 2015.


Hotel Notes
Join us for the Mother’s Day Grand Buffet!
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Treat your mother to a spectacular dining experience with us here at the Hawthorne Hotel on Mother’s Day.
 She deserves it, and so do you! Reservations are still available. You can call 978-828-4311 from outside the hotel, or extension 4311 internally.
Hours: 10:30am to 7pm
Cost: $44.95 Adults; $2 for every year of child’s age up to 12 years.
http://www.hawthornehotel.com/dining

 Weather Forecast  
Times of cloud and suns.
High of 56F. Winds NNE 8mph.

VIP of the Day
The Hawthorne Hotel would like to welcome their VIP of the day  Arthur Antczak!

Flags of the Day
Ireland
Massachusetts

This Day in History
On this day in 1992, a jury of 10 whites, one Hispanic, and one Filipinain in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley acquits four police officers who had been charged with using excessive force in arresting black motorist Rodney King a year earlier. The announcement of the verdict, which enraged the black community, prompted widespread rioting throughout much of the sprawling city.


Best regards,

Patrick Cornelissen
General Manager
 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ April 27, 2015 through May 3, 2015

Barbados    


Monday, April 27 Bangladesh and North Dakota      
Tuesday, April 28 Barbados and Ohio
Wednesday, April 29  Belarus and Oklahoma            
Thursday, April 30 Belgium and Oregon
Friday, May 1 Belize and Pennsylvania

Rhode Island



Saturday, May 2 Benin and Puerto Rico 
Sunday, May 3 Bhutan and Rhode Island


*Denotes special request 
FAQs about our Flag Program
Q.  Why do we have a "flag program" here at the Hawthorne Hotel?
A.  Our owner instituted this program as a way to encourage anyone who comes in contact with us here in Salem, or at our hotel, to think more globally, rather than parochially, about the world we live in.  He believes that the world would be better off if we all thought about the fact that there are other places, other cultures, to understand and appreciate.
 
Q.  How long has this program been in existence?
A.  While I do not have the exact date it was started, I know that it was fully operational when I arrived at the Hawthorne Hotel as General Manager in the Spring of 1999, so likely at least since 1998 and possibly longer.
 
Q.  Where are the flags flown?
A.  The country flag flies to the right of the front door as you face the hotel, and the state flag flies on the left.
 
Q.  How are the flags chosen?
A.  The Hawthorne Hotel owns all of the flags of the member nations of the United Nations, so we fly those flags for the "country" flag, in alphabetical order.  The hotel also owns all of the flags of the states and related protected entities of the United States, and those are also flown in alphabetical order.
 
Q.  Are there any exceptions to which flags are flown on a particular day?
A.  Yes, we take special requests from guests who will be staying in the hotel, having a function in the hotel, from our staff members, and even from people in the community.  If someone calls us with even a mildly compelling request, we generally honor that request, on a first-call basis.
Q.  What about "Old Glory" -- the flag of the United States of America?
A.  That flag is always flying on the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel.   One day a woman marched into my office and gave me a huge piece of her mind along the lines of how dare we fly the flag of XXX country instead of the flag of the USA.  She ranted on and on for a few minutes before I could interrupt her to tell her that the flag of the USA was the largest flag we own, and was clearly flying on the roof of the hotel.  She quickly mumbled "never mind" and walked out of my office as quickly as she had walked in.
Q.  Does the program ever create controversy over the flag(s) that are flying?
A.  We have had coincidences of flying flags in our normal alphabetical order, when a flag of a country with which the US had previously been at war, and was now in peace with, was flying on a particularly historic date.  For example, one year on December 7, we were flying the flag of Japan.  We got a few phone calls that day scolding us for our recognizing that country on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day.
Q.  What kinds of good things have happened that you can share?
A.  In addition to having our guests happily surprised and delighted because we have honored their special requests, we have also had some nice "happy coincidences" where we have inadvertently been flying the flag of a country when we have been visited by a particular group of people who are from that country, and they just happened by.  Many photographs have been taken in the front of the Hawthorne Hotel with a special flag.
Q.  If I want to request a particular flag or flags be flown, how do I go about making that request?
A.  Please call us at 978-825-4444 or 978-825-4322.  If you reach our voicemail, leave us a message with the details of your request and we will make every effort to honor your request.  Remember we can only fly the flags we have, which are all the flags of the member nations of the UN, and the flags related to the United States of America (states, territories, protectorates, etc.)
 
Regards,

Patrick Cornelissen
General Manager