Jessica Andreola Appointed as Assistant General Manager for the Hotel Vermont in Burlington, Vermont
May 10, 2013 (BURLINGTON, VERMONT)?-?Hotel Vermont?has announced the appointment of Jessica Andreola as Assistant General Manager. A member of Burlington Young Professionals with strong Vermont ties, Andreola is responsible for assisting with day-to-day operations of the new hotel that will open on May 16.? She is working closely with General Manager, Hans van Wees, to oversee front office, housekeeping and food and beverage initiatives, as well as continuing her strong contribution to social media programs at the hotel.? Andreola also plays a key role in the procurement of unique Vermont products and services offered exclusively to Hotel Vermont guests; manages “Standards of Practice” training; and oversees large hotel events including the popular Hotel Vermont Ice Bar that has been held annually since 2011.
Andreola moved to Vermont in 2003 to study business administration and started her career in the hotel industry on the opening team of Courtyard Burlington Harbor. She evolved within the property from Event Manager to Operations Manager, overseeing all operations, managing social media and IT, and consistently improving guest service. As a result of Andreola’s successful contributions, TripAdvisor ranked Courtyard Burlington Harbor as the #1 hotel in Burlington, and Marriott ranked the property within the top 6% of all Courtyard properties within the brand.
Jessica earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Vermont, as well as an MBA from Champlain College. In her free time, Andreola is active in the community, from sitting on the steering committee of Burlington Young Professionals to involvement in the Burlington Business Association and the local Sara Holbrook Center. An avid foodie and wine enthusiast, Andreola also enjoys sailing, traveling, social media and photography.
[box type=”tick”]About Hotel Vermont
Opening in Spring 2013, Hotel Vermont will stand six stories tall on Cherry Street in Burlington. Ideally located between Waterfront Park and Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace – one of the nation’s top shopping and entertainment areas – hotel guests will enjoy an authentic “Vermont” experience exuding casual warmth and contemporary comforts for leisure and business travelers alike. Locally designed, developed, owned and operated, the hotel expects to be LEED-certified and welcomes guests to a street-level lobby with wood-burning hearth, granite-clad central core and reclaimed red oak flooring. There are 125 guest rooms that feature indulgent bedding, as well as luxury shower and bath areas with organic amenities especially created by the local aromatherapy experts at Lunaroma. Hotel Vermont is the Burlington home of Hen of the Wood Restaurant, long a Vermont favorite, featuring acclaimed farm-to-table cuisine by 2011 James Beard Award finalist for “Best Chef Northeast,” Chef Eric Warnstedt. Juniper, the hotel lounge, serves breakfast, specialty coffees, small plates, local beer and wine, and Vermont inspired “carbon-negative” cocktails that represent all of Vermont’s eleven micro-distilleries. Off the lobby, an outdoor terrace and adjacent fire pit overlooks Lake Champlain, as well as the 7,500 square foot Harbor Terrace. This space is Burlington’s first green roof and garden, featuring bronze sculptures by Vermont artist, Richard Erdman. Hotel Vermont offers two water view function rooms for meetings and events of up to 80 guests.[/box]