Celebrating Artists

We recently celebrated Artists who are experts at delivering memorable moments at Pheasant Run Resort.

Artist of the Quarter

Adam Molchanov

Adam Molchanov & AGM Rick Remington

Adam is pictured here with AGM, Rick Remington, who was pleased to present him with this award. Adam does an all-around awesome job. He is the poster boy for calm, cool, and collected at a job that gives you many opportunities to have a meltdown. He handles anything that is thrown at him at the front desk with professionalism and humor. He provides a tremendous amount of support to his line employees, Lindsay (FOM), and Rick (AGM). He can always be counted on to jump in and help where needed and is a true team player. During first quarter Adam was our Assistant Front Desk Manager and has recently been promoted to Food and Beverage Manager.

Artist of the Month (Heart of the House - March)

Roberto Castillo

Patricia Quinn (Director of HR) & Roberto Castillo

Patricia Quinn (Director of HR, pictured left) presented Roberto with the award for the Heart of the House Artist of the Month.  Roberto is a Grounds Keeper and the main man around the hotel grounds. He keeps an eye on everything outside the hotel; he lets us know if there are any areas that need attention or care. If asked to complete any job it is immediately completed. He is a valuable team member of the grounds team and Pheasant Run Resort! He took charge of cleaning out the back fish pond without missing a beat. 

Artist of the Month (Front of House - March)

Janis Housley

Janis Housley

Janis (pictured left) captured this perfect moment with Donna Rodriguez & Marlene Fisher (Banquet Servers) shortly before the doors opened to 1,200 Easter Brunch guests with the caption "We got this!" Janis is the Artist of the Month - Front of House because she is a reliable and excellent Banquet Bartender. She is personable and professional. She does a great job making new guests feel welcome and a great job remembering previous guests and making them feel like they are coming home. 

Thank you to all our Artists who contribute to the larger mission, not just the tasks of their jobs. They truly transform the guest experience and make extraordinary things happen!

Faces of Travel @ Pheasant Run

National Travel and Tourism Week serves to champion the power of our industry. This year's theme, Faces of Travel, recognized the millions of people who keep this industry strong.

Here at Pheasant Run Resort, we wanted to celebrate our Artists in a big way. We invited our Mayor and City Administrator along with the press for a behind the scenes tour of the faces that make Pheasant Run successful.

Raymond Rogiina, Felipe the Pheasant, & Mark Koenen

Lindsay, Front Office Manager started our tour.

We continued the tour to our Library, where we met with Maria, Accounts Payable Clerk (who has been with Hostmark for 10 years) and Regina, Human Resources Coordinator, ho has been with us for 25 years!

Jamie, PGA Professional and Golf Operations Manager spoke about the 26 golf outings we have scheduled for 2017, the 24,000 rounds of golf we anticipate this year, and that our course was just awarded Best Public Golf Course, West Suburban Magazine.

Executive Chef Tiffany spoke in our Club House Lounge about her garden and providing Farm to Table fare for Harvest Restaurant. 

Lori, owner of Spa Vargas Wellness, spoke about focus on wellness and athlete services that sets them apart. They also provide training through Spa Vargas University.

Margy, Director of Convention Services, spoke about the 250,000 visitors to the Mega Center each year and that we have attractions in our facility 46 weekends of the year. These visitors stay at our hotels, other local hotels, and patronize local businesses in Saint Charles, IL.

Arcada Theatre Partnership.jpg

Gabby, Marketing Manager from the Arcada Theater, shared with the press our partnership to bring entertainment back to our theater. They are actively booking entertainment, but we can already look forward to performances of Aladdin Jr and Hairspray this summer!

We concluded our tour on our revived Bourbon Street in the heart of Pheasant Run Resort. Zanies Comedy Club has been bringing nationally known comics like Gilbert Gottfried, Drew Carey, Emo Philips, and Tommy Chong to Pheasant Run for 27 years. With 250 seats in the club, four shows a week, they have easily brought over a million people to Pheasant Run.

Adriana, a Kitchen Supervisor, spoke of the work her team does in cold prep and what really goes into preparing for our extravagant Mother's Day Brunch this weekend.

iPANiC Escape Room has just opened a new room called Bourbon Street Voodoo this week and will be adding a second pirate-themed room, Shipwrecked, soon. 

The St Charles Arts Council is currently hosting a Pop Up Gallery featuring local artists, and Elizabeth from the council shared with the press what a great experience it has been working with us to bring art to Bourbon Street again.

Overall an amazing show of support and enthusiasm for Travel & Tourism Week at Pheasant Run Resort in Saint Charles, IL. We're all very excited for the great things happening at the Run and now key members of our city are getting excited about it too! 

Felipe The Pheasant Is Born

We recently celebrated Felipe, who has worked for Pheasant Run Resort for 48 years! When he started in 1969, the minimum wage was only $1.65! Felipe is our Assistant Superintendent for Grounds. He says that he has stayed for so long because he really enjoys working outdoors and has always really enjoyed working here.

Thank you Felipe! We appreciate you and in honor of you, have decided to name our mascot pheasant after you.

Felipe at the Front Desk

Our mascot Felipe checking in at the front desk.

Felipe Helping Find Easter Eggs

Our mascot Felipe helping out at the Easter Egg Hunt.

Felipe's Pizza

We've also named our new pizza after Felipe. The real Felipe deserves all the recognition because he is truly an artist out on our grounds. Thank you for 48 years of dedicated artistry!