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Chicago's Hotel Doormen a Helpful Bunch

Posted: Apr. 18th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Not only is a hotel's doorman a service provider who offers helpful and friendly chats concerning what to do in the city and grabbing taxis for you, they're also a face of the hotel and are often the first experience visitors will have with the hotel overall. That being the case, Chicago's hotel doormen have what it takes to make that first impression incredibly good.

Every good hotel doorman has an open mind.

Francisco Jaramillo has been at the door at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago for 14 years. Jaramillo thought he had seen it all until the day a guest walked out of his car with his monkey.

Alan “A.J.” Oehme fetches complimentary vintage beach cruiser bicycles for guests at Public Chicago (formerly the Ambassador East). And while Oehme, at age 23, is one of the younger doormen in Chicago, Patrick O’Sullivan has been opening doors for 20 years at the Palmer House Hilton.

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