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So far Deven Patel has created 8 blog entries.

Shuttle Driver Role at Narsi

2022-07-21T13:28:40+00:00July 21st, 2022|Categories: Employee Feature|Tags: , , |

Charles Edwards is one of the first smiling faces many guests see when they touch down in Raleigh. As a Narsi Shuttle Driver and professional people-person, he transports visitors between the Raleigh-Durham Airport and our nearby Aloft.  Born and raised in Chapel Hill, Charles did not know much about the hospitality industry before joining [...]

Self-Service Technology in Hotels

2022-07-11T13:45:45+00:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Guest Experience, Hospitality Industry|Tags: , |

The convenience of communicating, ordering, and paying with only a mobile device is now the way of the world. Self-service technology is on the rise across industries, and the hospitality space is no different. What does this mean for hotels and the guest experiences? A recent study has shown that 73% of travelers would [...]

Post-Retirement Career at Narsi

2022-06-23T13:26:55+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Employee Feature, Hospitality Industry|Tags: , , |

After a 28-years working at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), most people would consider retirement as their next step. Not Curtis Bolden. When he left RDU, he was ready for the next chapter in his post-retirement career. A colleague who worked for Narsi recommended that Curtis apply for one of our job openings. He applied [...]

Trends in Business Travel

2022-06-23T13:25:12+00:00June 14th, 2022|Categories: Hospitality Industry|Tags: , , |

There’s no question that business travel is back. We’ve all seen the news headlines and data indicating its return. When it comes to specific trends in business travel, spring has seen particularly strong growth. In April 2022 alone, 85% of companies in the U.S. traveled for business, and the volume of meetings and events [...]

Hospitality Career Growth

2022-05-27T13:57:25+00:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Employee Feature|Tags: , , |

Self-described as independent, low maintenance, and versatile, Scott Comer has the personality makeup that enables him to thrive as Narsi’s Area General Manager overseeing Home2 Suites and Homewood Suites in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Scott’s career in tourism and hospitality began while he was living in Cocoa Beach, Florida. He achieved impressive hospitality career [...]

Guest Experience Post-Covid

2022-05-17T16:09:24+00:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Guest Experience, Hospitality|Tags: , , |

Nothing quite sums up the individual and global changes brought on by Covid-19 other than the words of Chris Ardolino, Narsi’s Vice President of Operations: “Covid impacted our behaviors as human beings. The nature of social distancing and masking up made an indelible mark on human connections. Workplace adaptations caused by shutdowns, such as [...]

Excelling a Housekeeping Career

2022-04-26T15:12:06+00:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Employee Feature|Tags: , , |

“Carolyn is an absolute favorite family member of ours,” says Chris Ardolino, Narsi’s Vice President of Operations. Carolyn Gillit, Operations Manager at our Hilton Garden Inn in Atlanta/East Lithonia, has built her legacy with a smile on her face and a great attitude in tow, ready to take on whatever comes her way. Her [...]

Career Growth Through Dedication

2022-03-30T15:52:56+00:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Employee Feature|Tags: , , |

From Breakfast Attendant to Operations Manager Travis Ager began working at Narsi in February 2016 as a breakfast attendant at the Homewood Suites located between Durham and Chapel Hill and has experienced exceptional career growth ever since. Prior to joining the Narsi team, most of his work experience was in the food and beverage [...]