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To be Memorable, Rob Howell's Creativity
Tuesday March 18, 2008 (Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) — Nestled between the Delaware River and Appalachian Mountains, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is the premier destination in the Northeast. It is no wonder why the resort decided to integrate these blessings into Shawnee's way of life.
Each guest-room is decorated with a plant and river stones. These stones are a tribute to the Delaware River's soothing flow that delights Inn guests 365 days a year. River stones are smoothed down from being encapsulated in the river for thousands of years. As a finishing touch, each one is inscribed with an emotion that represents the range of feelings the river instills upon its onlookers.
As for the plants, all of them have a unique name and personality. For example, room 107 is home to Brad. "A single green houseplant (SGP) who seeks the same for a long-term relationship. Must like cool drinks, sunny days, and getting back to nature. Seedlings a possibility." There are 70 unique names and personalities each paired with a different plant.
Clinical research has indicated that being in the presence of plants can help with depression and loneliness, especially if one talks to their plants. Incorporating this research into the resort's décor is Rob Howell's way of ensuring that everyone is in great company.
Mr. Howell is the General Manager of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Examples of his creative thinking can be spotted all over the resort. For example, it was Rob's idea to offer guests blankets by the veranda and, instead of mint chocolate; guests receive a s'more cookie on their pillow at night.
Creativity is a strong suit of Howell's who has extensive theatre experience in both producing and acting. In addition, he has over seven years of direct hospitality marketing experience, which also requires an exceptional amount of vision and ingenuity.
Rob began marketing hotels in Chicago at a large hospitality corporation in 1991, where he eventually was promoted to Vice President of Marketing. In 1998 Mr. Howell joined the Shawnee family as the Director of Marketing and Sales. Finally, in 2006 he was became the General Manager of the resort.
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List of Accolades
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.
Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation
The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager
The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business