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.
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.
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!