Seamus Murphy

Age: 53.

Place of birth: Boston, MA.

Where you live: Quincy, MA.

Name of Company you work for: Omni Parker House.

City you work in: Boston.

Profession: Guest Service Manager.

Why I chose this career: Always wanted to be in the hospitality industry. Enjoy meeting people from around the world and introducing them to all that Boston has to offer.

Status: Married.

Family Wife Peggy, son Ryan.

The proudest moment of my career: I was seventeen when I started as overnight bellman. After two weeks of training I started my first solo shift. Around 1 a.m. I received my first check in, a woman and gentleman that had shared a cab from the airport. I escorted the woman to her room and than proceeded to check in the gentleman who was located on the same floor. While walking down the corridor I glanced at his check in slip and noticed his name, “J. Owens”. Jokingly I asked if he was related to Jesse Owens of Olympic fame and fortune. He smiled and said, “That’s me.” Immediately I put out my hand to shake his and said, “Mr. Owens it is an honor to meet you.” He grabs my hand and said, “It is a pleasure to meet you Seamus”. Out of all the people I have dealt with in the last thirty four years he still stands out as the nicest person I’ve met.

Biography: Seamus Murphy, Guest Service Manager, Omni Parker House. Raised in Dorchester Grandparents ( Murphy and Turley) came over form County Cork . Work History: 1976: Housekeeping, Omni Parker House; 1977-80 Overnight bell man; 1980-98: Bell Captain; 1998-present: Guest Service Manager. Notable accomplishments: 1980: employee of the year 1981-98: Omni Service champion (10 times). Duties: responsible for overseeing the Guest Service department. (Bell men, door men and concierge) Saturdays with Seamus: weekly in-depth informative and fun discussion about the history of the Omni Parker House and Boston. Some of the celebrities I have encountered: Jessie Owens, Bob Hope, Vincent Price, Anne Margaret, Ricky Nelson, Henry Kissinger, President Carter, President Clinton, Senator Kennedy, The Who, The Grateful Dead, Jackson Brown.

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