By Terry Trucco
Hotels and dance. They happen to be two of my favorite interests, but they aren’t obvious partners. So cheers to JW Marriott for looking to the Joffrey Ballet to inspire its ground troops in matters of grace and poise.
Sometime over the summer Chicago’s elite dance company created a series of training videos for JW Marriott staffers. The JW Marriott in Chicago, hometown to the Joffrey and the idea, got first dibs on the videos. But all 67 JWs throughout the world will implement them in the coming months, including New York’s JW Marriott Essex House.
Guests won’t see the videos on the TV screens in their rooms, but they may notice their impact. If staffers seem to stand a bit taller, square their shoulders and carry out their duties in a more centered fashion, chances are good they took the tips from the dance team to heart.