Silvia has been working with us at the Astoria Hotel Antwerp for almost one year now. She is always working during the weekend, taking care of the breakfast every Saturday and Sunday morning. During the week she sometimes helps in Housekeeping if somebody is on holiday or has called in sick. She is friendly with colleagues and of course also with all our guests but she is never talking so much about herself.
Last month, what a big surprise, she asked a day off during the weekend on 28 August 2011. Of course everybody deserves a free weekend so nobody asked her why. Only last week she told everybody that she would have a stand in the old city, together with other artists showing their paintings and drawings. This is a yearly event in Antwerp that brings a lot of tourists who liking art.
Some colleagues and I went to visit her on the Museum of Fine Arts where we found Silvia and others struggling with the real Belgian weather, wind and rain… To be honest I did go because I wanted to be polite and be out a little on a Sunday afternoon. To my big surprise I was very happy to see Silvia’s paintings. I didn’t expect such nice pieces of art!
It wasn’t difficult to take a quick decision and asked her if she wants to display her paintings in Astoria’s lobby and restaurant. From now on everybody is welcome to enjoy seeing her work! No doubt about it, we have a real artist in our team!
To see more of her works, the album BIBI C. (her artist name) is on Astoria Hotel’s Facebook page.