As a 419-room hotel directly connected to the Philadelphia International Airport's Terminal B, the Philadelphia Airport Marriott is like a hub of hospitality. Just as the airport, located one sky bridge away, welcomes travelers from all over the world, this property makes them feel right at home. Given that sizable task, the hotel needs a leader who is as experienced as she is globally savvy, and who knows her way around all the different facets of hotel operations. Happily for visitors to Philly, the hotel has found exactly that combination of qualities in its new General Manager, Ms. Andrea Knowles-Mondello.
Hailing from the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel where she served as the Director of Hotel Operations, Ms. Knowles-Mondello brings more than 28 years of experience to her new position at this leading property among hotels near the Philadelphia Airport.
Ms. Knowles-Mondello began her career as a hostess at the Orlando World Center Marriott and, with a combination of talent and hard work, worked her way up from there. During her career, she has distinguished herself in several leadership positions within Food and Beverage as she traveled to Nashville and throughout New England. For example, she was the Director of Food & Beverage at the Long Wharf Marriott and at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel before becoming its Director of Hotel Operations.
Over the years, Ms. Knowles-Mondello has not only honed her technique and experience; she has also developed a passion for mentorship. One of her greatest achievements, in fact, has been the cultivation of numerous successful leaders. That dedication to mentorship promises to further distinguish this property from other hotels at the Philadelphia International Airport.
Already the hotel enjoys an impressive reputation for convenience and service. Its recently renovated guest rooms and suites feature soundproof windows, luxury bedding and enhanced high-speed Internet access, while travelers always appreciate the chance to stretch their legs in the fully-equipped, 24-hour fitness center, which boasts a number of flat-screen televisions. And the property's location among Citizens Bank Park hotels makes it easy for visitors to access the city's best sporting venues, museums and restaurants.
The combination of Ms. Knowles-Mondello's community-oriented leadership and the offerings of this premier property promises great things for the future of travel to Philadelphia. And it may even encourage a traveler or two to turn a layover into a longer stay.
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