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.
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.