Newly renovated hotel looking for employees

By WEEK Producer

May 1, 2013 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 7:26 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A June 28th target grand opening has been set for the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel.

On Wednesday, officials with the renovated hotel hosted a hiring fair.

More than 500 online applicants were invited to interview for some 120 hourly positions.

The hotel's general manager said while experience is nice it is not the most important characteristic in potential employees.

"Passion to serve. That is absolutely what we are looking for. We are not necessarily looking for the most experienced, but we are looking to put together a team that is passionate about service, and that will offer our visitors the best service in Central Illinois," said Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette General Manager, Laura Lojas.

Applications are still being accepted online at marriott.com/careers.

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