The humble, two-star Concourse Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport is undergoing at $65-million renovation, with a plan to emerge this fall as a four-star Hyatt Regency hotel.
As part of its effort to upgrade, the hotel’s management decided the staff needed some enhancements, as well.
Last week, 24 housekeepers graduated from a class on English as a second language that was held twice a week for four months at the hotel.
Kitchen workers are also learning butchery and sauce making, among other culinary lessons, while the hotel’s bartenders are taking classes in mixology — the art of mixing exotic cocktails.
“Our goal is to become one of the best hotels in Los Angeles, and this is going to help,” he said.
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