The HOUSING DILEMMA: The STRUGGLE of HOSPITALITY WORKERS LIVING in RESORT TOWNS
My name is Silvia Kirkland, I am a fairly seasoned hotelier from Italy with around 17 years of experience in the hospitality business, mainly in Rooms Division - including Front Office, Guest Services, Concierge, PBX, Housekeeping, Laundry and Uniform Room, Guest Relations, VIP Operations, Revenue and Reservations, and Night Audit.
I have spent the last 20 years of my life moving around Italy first, then Europe and the US due to school and job opportunities.
After relocating back to the U.S. from Amsterdam (Netherlands) in 2019, my most recent move has been from Washington DC to Colorado. Following the unfortunate repercussions of Covid-19 on the hospitality business, I spent several months waiting for our beloved industry to recover back in 2020, looking for opportunities, and trying to stay positive and connected.
I have been lucky to find my new home in Vail, Colorado, where I have spent the last two fantastic years of my life.
In the mean time, I have loved the opportunity the blog has given me to be able to share my expertise and opinions on the business I am so passionate about.
I have enjoyed expanding my network, getting to know a lot of people in the industry, and offering some hospitality consultancy.
I have appreciated getting to know fellow hoteliers who also understand this component of our journey, and the power of sharing and networking.
Life and work are all about the people who surround us.
Let's come together and protect our industry.