Just less than a week ago Dinnia Bejarano, the head housekeeper at La Mansion Inn celebrated her birthday along with other staff members and hotel owner Mr Harry Bodaan. However, this was not just a mere “Birthday Celebration”, as this was also a time to stop and reflect on the fact that Dinnia had committed more than 12 years of her life to serving at La Mansion Inn. Not only this but several other staff members who celebrated with her that day were also looking back in remembrance of over 15 years of commitment to the hotel. After this much time of dedication and hard work, the question is often asked “Why do people willingly commit so much of their time to the one job?” Many may propose that the answer is rather simple – “Money!”
After all, isnt this why we all commit ourselves to a life of hard work and commitment? While this may be true, in reality it is only a small part of the story. The true secret to living a content and happy life is found when we are able to transform that daily work routine into a Passion, This is the story for many employees at La Mansion Inn hotel. Perhaps they are not truly passionate about folding the bedsheets the correct way or maintaining a spotless bathroom mirror, however they have found the true secret: It is not necessarily the work that they are doing, but it is the reason and the purpose that each of these responsibilities represents.
Harry Bodaan, owner of La Mansion Inn has always understood that each of his staff members should be treated with a certain amount of respect and dignity, understanding that each individual worker is an essential piece of the puzzle that is required to provide that 5 Star experience guests have been enjoying year after year. Over the years the “work” evolves and you reach that point where you understand that you are playing a role as a type of family member in an extremely unique environment which exudes more than just dry functionality but a sense of togetherness and unity.
This is what creates that friendliness and positivity that our guests find so ingrained into their experience of a hotel that is famous for saying “Come As A Guest, Leave As A Friend”