The Arrabelle Hotel, Vail, Colorado, American Spirit
Experience with agency American Spirit was positive.
To give you the full experience of Work and Travel program, as it was somewhat expect when you do think about it, one of the most important items is the choice of the agency that will follow you until you leave, but I can tell you during your stay in the US. When we heard the news agency American Spirit, the first thing that attracted us was that the American agency owner and his wife is from Novi Sad, which was 15 years living in New York. For us it was a detail that we were even more attracted to trust these people. We noticed you are safe to talk in the plural. :) In fact, for three years, my boyfriend and Dragomir participate together in the Work and Travel program and we are very satisfied with the agency where we always beautiful and always greeted with a multitude of issues we are entering into an agency with a lot more satisfied with the answer always leave the same.
Experience with location Vail, CO was positive.
As I have already noted, this is the third year that we are on the Work and Travel program. All three destinations are interesting in their own way. The first destination was Wisconsin Dells and the other was Kanab- Utah. The last place where we were is a mountainous and tourist city two hours from Denver, Vail, Colorado. Vail is fantastic for those who do not like excessive heat, which are not enchanted night life (although there are discos and cafes), and who want to be of enormous commitments in college breaks during the few months of the program. Otherwise, Vail is a small town with a number of the most exclusive hotel (The Ritz Carlton Residences, Marriott, The Arrabelle, Holiday Inn, Four Seasons, etc.) where spend their holidays some of the most famous people in America. Also indispensable are restaurants that are literally next to each other and all offer a different type of cuisine. When arriving in Vail, as a worker in their town, you get a card that gives you discounts at certain restaurants and attractions. At an altitude of 2500m, with great views of the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, which are the summer days were covered with snow, Vail is definitely a place for relaxation and enjoyment.
Experience with employer The Arrabelle Hotel
When choosing jobs that are offered to us, we never hurried purely in order to have any kind of job and to go to America. The most important thing to us was an experience that we will get there as well as the development of the English language. What we also did not matter accommodation where we will be. Honestly, I can not boast that we were delighted with the latest housing because we share it with one American. The thing was not the fact that we shared an apartment with him in the beginning but simply do not know with whom you live. However, as the days passed we realized that he was a normal kid that works as well as all of us who went there. We worked the spa hotel Arrabelle. Honestly, the best deal ever and all bidding on the work of the spa, do not miss! They are two shifts of eight hours, the hardest part is the adoption of clean towels and bathrobes from the first to the third floor. Wondering if it's the hardest job, then what is the easiest? :) Everything else is super easy. Your duty is to be available to guests if they want to ask you for longer towel, slippers, bathrobe and recharge yourself settled and after them. One meal was provided and we had a kitchen only for hotel workers so that at any moment we had food, drinks, sweets and everything we wanted. How many hotel cares about its employees is the fact that we are all in the spa getting a card of $ 500, which we could spend on a variety of body and facial massage, manicure and pedicure, sauna and Jacuzzi. This is a very good incentive to employees were satisfied with the job they do. What we are able to use the gym or eat for free, which we have also maintained or not in terms of cleaning, because we have a housekeeper who was responsible for cleaning the gym and spa center. The pay was $ 5.10 per hour. Additional work is very easy, but we could not find that this was not quite enough. Unfortunately. our adventure this year, lasted only two months due to urgent commitments love my boyfriend entering master studies abroad. As our flight to Amsterdam and then immediately and Belgrade was from New York, we spent a whole day and in the city that never sleeps and visited everything that can be visited in one day.
This review represents personal opinion of Radmila Grujić who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2016 with agency American Spirit, working at The Arrabelle Hotel in Vail, CO.
Nov 22, 2016