Michael Thiesling, a bellman at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, is more than happy to spend race day for the Indianapolis 500 at the downtown Indianapolis hotel.
“I live two and a half blocks from the racetrack, so I like to get away,” he said.
Thiesling, who has worked at the hotel since it opened, said every bellman has his own style and while he said he does try to kick it up a notch during Memorial Day weekend, one thing is always the same.
“Everyone gets the same level of service,” he said.
Thiesling said he enjoys talking to the guests he helps.
“I’m interested in them. I like to find out where they’re from and make them feel welcome.”
He also likes telling them not just about the downtown Indianapolis hotel where they’re staying, but also about the city they’re visiting, and calls Indianapolis a “diamond in rough.”
“It’s not too big and not too small,” he said. “It’s got great venues and sporting events, the arts and everything’s walkable.”
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