Meet Roberto Cruz, Food & Beverage Team Member at Embassy Suites by Hilton at Washington DC-Georgetown
Across the United States, Embassy Suites by Hilton partners with Project SEARCH, a program that provides real-life work experience to help youth with disabilities make successful transitions from school to adult life.
Roberto Cruz, a 21-year-old student from Washington DC, loved the hands-on experience he gained through the Project SEARCH program. After graduating from the program, he was offered employment within his favorite department, F&B at Embassy Suites by Hilton at Washington DC-Georgetown. When he found out that he was hired, Roberto said, “I was so excited. I basically ran here right away!”
Roberto says his favorite part of the job is interacting with guests in English and Spanish. He loves talking with guests about past travel experiences and encourages them to visit Hilton properties in Mexico.
Roberto has earned accolades from his co-workers for his positive attitude and high energy. While he is enjoying his time at Hilton, Roberto is also looking to the future. Encouraged by a Team Member to visit a local college, Roberto wants to continue his education to help him achieve his dream of becoming a flight attendant.
Hilton is committed to opening doors for young people like Roberto. With programs like Project Search, Hilton will double its social investment and drive positive change in communities, part of Hilton’s commitment to redefine sustainable travel with its 2030 Travel with Purpose goals.
Thank you Roberto for demonstrating the light and warmth of hospitality and helping to make Hilton the most hospitable company in the world.
Team Members like Roberto, bring the light and warmth of hospitality to our guests every day. We are committed to cultivating a workplace where Team Members of all backgrounds and abilities can be their very best.
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