SUMMIT, N.J. (Oct. 7, 2019) – The Grand Summit Hotel, a historic hotel serving the greater New York area, has appointed Madeline Carlson as restaurant manager, responsible for developing memorable dining experiences for hotel guests and local patrons of its full-service restaurant, The Hat Tavern.
She formerly was food & beverage manager for a 173-room hotel and executive learning and development center managed by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels. Her responsibilities included increasing employee satisfaction and team morale. During her tenure, she created a training program for the property’s services and bartenders.
From 2016 to 2018, she was food & beverage director for two hotels managed by Valor Hospitality Partners: Delta Hotels by Marriott Basking Ridge and Somerset Hills Hotel, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Warren, New Jersey. She was responsible for meeting financial objectives, hiring, training and coaching the food & beverage staff and managing social media for The Tap Room restaurant.
Earlier in her career, she was food & beverage administrator and food & beverage supervisor for Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch, New Jersey, and food & beverage supervisor for the DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center, Somerset, New Jersey.
Carlson studied business and science at Ocean County College, Toms River, New Jersey, and earned a ServSafe manager certification.
About The Grand Summit Hotel
Everything about The Grand Summit Hotel speaks to its authenticity as a historic icon in Northern New Jersey, from its intricate exterior brickwork reminiscent of a classic Tudor mansion to its original interior lobby, featuring a vaulted beamed ceiling, gold-leaf detailing, chestnut woodwork and stone fireplace.
More than 150 years after the hotel’s founding in 1868, its original guest rooms have been renovated to 21st century standards while retaining the boutique style and charm that distinguish them from the sameness of branded franchised hotels. The independent hotel’s family owners are committed to providing friendly, individualized service in the tradition of the founders.
The Grand Summit Hotel specializes in catered corporate and association meetings and social events, including weddings, anniversary celebrations, bar and bat mitzvahs, class reunions and baby showers. Its ballroom can accommodate up to 150 attendees for corporate meetings, 225 for social events and 350 for trade shows and receptions.
Summit is a popular destination for international business and leisure travelers, who come for meetings at the nearby headquarters of Fortune 100 companies as well as world-class shopping in the 150 stores and restaurants that comprise The Mall at Short Hills, just three miles away.