Well it’s Meet ‘n Greet Monday! While the Pfister Hotel has housed many celebrities over the years, the true stars are our staff. Every week you will meet a member of our staff, and have your chance to share your memories and interactions with them. Today, it’s the man who tickles the ivory, Perry, one of our Lobby Lounge Pianists.
Name – Perry
Position – Pianist
How long have you worked at the Pfister Hotel? – 14 years, since 1997.
Why do you like working at the Pfister Hotel? – The Lobby Lounge has the best atmosphere, friendly people, whats not to like?
What’s your favorite Pfister memory? – When I first started, Mr. Ben Marcus would stop by the piano, just to say hello.
Tell us something we don’t know about you? – From about 1978 until 1988, I was playing Theatre Pipe Organ in Pizza Restaurants in Chicago and Milwaukee.
What is the oddest/weirdest request that you have ever gotten from a guest? – One late night in the Lobby Lounge, the bartender had stepped out for a moment, and a woman who had obviously been enjoying her beverages that evening, sat right down next to me with an odd request. She asked, “Hey, you, can you stop playing and make me a drink?”
Thank you Perry for being a participant on Meet ‘n Greet Monday.
Have you met Perry before? Tell us a story about meeting him. Thank you so much for being fans of the Pfister Hotel, and look forward to a new person to meet every Monday.