We interviewed Mary Nadler, the new Assistant General Manager, at Atlantic View Hotel recently to continue with our series. Here’s the inside scoop!
Q: When did you start working at Atlantic View Hotel?
Mary Nadler: My first day was February 14, 2023
Q: What attracted you to the position?
MN: My love for hospitality, serving the guests, and making their stay at The Atlantic View Hotel a positive and memorable time of their lives. Also, the opportunity to assist the GM and foster the growth of Seaboard Hospitality as a whole. Also, self-growth and the opportunity to learn more so I can improve and help others. Working with the staff, being part of a team, and the hope that I continue to grow and grow in the company was also very attractive.
Q: Where and when did your career in hospitality start?
MN: My professional career began at the Savannah Inn in Lewes as an Innkeeper in 2018. I feel in love with assisting folk’s in their vacation experience, listening to their stories, and hearing that they had a great time.
Many years prior to that, I used to host exchange students. I believe housing, and getting to know, such diverse, young people from many different backgrounds also attracted me to my current hospitality profession.
Q: What is the most challenging part of your job right now?
MN: Waiting… waiting for the guests to arrive!
Q: What has been your greatest success thus far in your career?
MN: Hearing that a guest wants to come back! That is the greatest reward and affirmation I am in the right career. Plus, having a 50% return rate is great success.
Q: What was your fondest memory of a guest.
MN: During the after days of Covid, I had a guest that was a heart transplant recipient. He was so grateful for all the measures I took to ensure a safe and healthy stay. A stay that afforded him the comfort and safety of the house that he needed. Plus, he reserved with us again and again – which was a big success!
Q: What are you looking forward to next?
MN: I hope to get to know my leaders better, because I can learn and grow from those, whom have achieved success. I am also excited to meet and get to know all the staff members at Atlantic View during this new season and learn from them as the year progresses as well.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
MN: I enjoy going to the gym with my boyfriend, cooking for us, and spending special time together! I love cooking, especially Italian food. I enjoy hosting dinner parties in my home for friends and family. I have 2 children. My daughter lives in Scotland, so I talk on the phone with her most mornings. My son lives in Lewes, he has 2 beautiful girls that call me Grandma. I love playing with, spending time, and watching them grow and learn.
Q: What is one thing very few people know about you?
MN: I was a hairdresser when I lived in NYC!
Q: Who do you admire, or look up to, and why?
MN: My children: My daughter for building a success life for herself with her husband in a new land. And my son because he is an amazing husband and father.