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Get to Know Adele Powers

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Throughout the year, we’ll be shining a spotlight on some of our amazing people. We thought you’d like to get to know the staff better. They are the heart of our hotel and why we achieve incredible accolades and high Trip Advisor ratings. We interviewed Adele Powers, General Manager, at Beach View Hotel, to kick off this series. Here’s the inside scoop – you’ll get to know Adele Powers!

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When and how did you start with your hotel/Seaboard Hotels?
Adele Powers: My husband was hired as the General Manager of the “new” Avenue Inn and Spa in October of 2000. I was hired as his assistant shortly after on January 1, 2001.  2 ½ years later, I was asked to manage the Beach View Hotel and it has been my home ever since.

What does a typical day look like for you?
AP: The morning begins with greeting the guests at breakfast and having conversations with guests that may have checked in the night before or on my day off. Then I check on housekeeping. From reports to instruction, which includes providing them with birthday cards, anniversary cards, champagne or candy for guest celebrations. After breakfast, many guests who are checking out, wish to make future reservations. And of course, all the repeat guests usually want to say goodbye and get a hug before they leave.  Then it is off to the office to tackle administrative duties, responding to social media and next, room checks. If needed, I might possibly fill in at the front desk, provide general supervision or rides, and/or check and solve parking situations.

The People

What is the toughest part of your job?
AP: Hiring, training, and thinking you have a good candidate… only to find they might not measure up. And then having to start the process all over again. Also, getting to know long-time guests and then one of them dies. That is definitely the toughest.

What was your greatest success this past year and how did you celebrate it?
AP: We were honored for 5 straight years for being in the top 10 on TripAdvisor. We received a dinner for managers, and a celebration for all our hotels, with bonuses for all.  That was a great honor.  However, my greatest success this past year and all the years before, is that my team and I have been able to continually have our guests feel as if they are coming home for vacation.

What was your fondest memory of a customer?
AP: There are so many to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one.  My first year at the Beach View Hotel, we had a gray out.  Everyone was upset. A few even wanted their money back. But one couple came down to the lobby and helped put batteries in the flashlights and tried to keep the atmosphere upbeat. A few years later, the husband of that couple had a gall bladder issue and was admitted to Beebe Hospital. We were able to pay back the favor by visiting him and taking good care of his wife while he was in the hospital.  They have become good friends.

Also, there was a guest who had a tracheotomy and called me his girlfriend. He would come every year and have his picture taken with me. He too was very sweet and positive.

Personally Speaking

What do you like to do in your spare time?
AP: Go to the beach, garden, visit family, read, watch my hummingbirds and learn new things.

What is one thing very few people know about you?
AP: I’m shy.

Who do you admire or look up to?
AP: My husband first and foremost. He is hard working, knowledgeable, caring, giving and he is learning to cook. Secondly, Alex Moore. We have grown up together in the hotel business and it has been fascinating to watch him continually grow.  And Barbara Lloyd, a past employee, past business owner and friend.  She has accomplished a lot as a single woman. And even through adversity, she’s still as positive as the day I met her.

 

Adele is an integral part of the Beach View Hotel and Seaboard Hotels family! We are honored she has been on our hospitality journey with us for over 18 years. If you’d like to share a good comment or story about Adele, please do so below or post on facebook. We’d love to hear from you.

Beach View Hotel
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Convenience, value, amenities and stellar staff are a few reasons why guests of the Beach View Hotel return again and again. Our fantastic location offers great ocean views and easy access to all of Rehoboth Beach’s attractions and Delaware beaches. Our exceptionally clean rooms and friendly staff are enhanced with a long list of amenities. This has made the Beach View Hotel a top choice for those searching for Rehoboth Beach accommodations.

20 Comments

  1. Mary Reichenbach says:

    Hi Adele, It has been a couple years since we have been at Beach View…We put a pool in so we don’t go to the beach as much anymore. 2020 is our 50th anniversary…plan on seeing you…you have always been so pleasant to work with. You have a wonderful winter with your family and hope to see you next summer.

  2. Cindy Meckley Aldinger says:

    Love Adele!❤️ She has always been a true sweetheart during our girls weekends!! Sadly we have missed a few now but hope to get back on track!! She is just amazing and helpful and we can’t recommend Beach View enough!! It’s wonderful!! Keep up the good work and great story!
    Love to you Adele – Cindy Meckley Aldinger from Pennsylvania?

  3. Carmela Steffe says:

    Adele is one of my most loved people in the world! Her attention to detail and professionalism does not affect her nature of making you feel like family!

  4. Ann Mulherin says:

    Adele is definitely one of the reasons we return to the Beach View year after year. She’s a very special lady who manages to take the time to make everyone feel welcome while running the everyday operation of a very busy place. Can’t imagine going to the Beach View and not seeing her smiling face. She’s the BEST!!

  5. Dr. Pat Green says:

    Great article about Adele. We adore her!!! She makes the Beach View our beach house! Such a great hotel to come back to multiple times during the year.

  6. Jeanne Macaluso says:

    My cousin and I come every year and we simply love Adele.

  7. J Moseley says:

    This is a nice way of introducing your hotel and more importantly the staff. Maybe we will see you in November.

  8. Dottie Herr says:

    Adele is the best!! We love visiting with her on our trips to Rehoboth Beach and catching up. She makes us feel like we are at home!

  9. Jeanne Macaluso says:

    My cousin and I have come every summer for 20 years or so. We’ve come to really love Adele. She is so kind and personable. We will miss her when she retires.

  10. Vicki Krizek says:

    I could have sworn Adele has been at Beach View longer- just seems like she has always been there. My mom, sisters & I started with Surf Side Hotel in Nags Head, NC & landed up discovering Beach View- they are all friendly & accommodating. When mom was on oxygen they had no problem accepting the delivery & holding on to the items until we arrived. Thank you Adele & Beach View-see you next year!

  11. Janie Felton says:

    It is always a pleasure to see Adeĺe’s welcoming smile when checking into our favorite hotel!

  12. Peggie Critzer says:

    Just delighted to see Adele highlighted in her position at the Beach View! She is, indeed, an integral part of our stays there throughout the year. And she certainly knows how to hire the right people to provide service for the hotel, as the staff is terrific. It is, indeed, a “home away from home.”

    • Peggie Critzer says:

      Just delighted to see Adele highlighted for her work at the Beach View! We certainly enjoy seeing her on our visits there throughout the year. And she is excellent at hiring staff, as they are all so knowledgeable and congenial. We do consider the Beach View a “home away from home.”

  13. Greg Fischer says:

    I couldn’t agree more with the positive comments about Adele. She is a warm, friendly manager who makes you feel like you’re visiting a friend rather than staying in a hotel.

  14. Patty Ernest says:

    Adele, You are awesome in your job.
    We are lucky to have met you!

  15. Peggi says:

    Congratulations,, Adele! That beautiful picture shows your beautiful personality! First grade until now is a long time!
    So proud of you!

  16. Tommy says:

    That’s my Adele!!!

  17. Martin & Sandi Bruce says:

    Adele, you’re the best. Love coming to the Beach View every year for vacation. We always look forward to seeing you.

  18. Bev says:

    Adele is WONDERFUL!!!!!We have been staying at Beach View for 20 plus years.She is always upbeat and I can’t believe she says she is shy!That’s probably because we have stayed there so many times that we know her better.When we go to Beach View we feel like we are home.

  19. Randy and Ginny Gottier says:

    Just a wonderful person wish she was our neighbor

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