- Aug 26, 2002
The emphasis on the young jet set is entirely a product of the post-Hilton era. Hip-hoppers and Victoria’s Secret have functions there now. The Hilton era focused more on large conventions and tourists, the latter both domestic and foreign. It’s working well for them, but that’s not what the hotel historically was, before or during the Hilton era, which was 1978-2005.As I said, it truly is a beautiful property, just not my cup of tea.
Other than a few knowledgeable bellmen, I was one of the only employees at night who could give directions from the hotel to the Amtrak station.