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Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island)

Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island) The Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island hotel in NY offers world class service, luxury and convenience t

Nestled in 415 acres of protected woodlands, the Hilton Garden Inn, once the hidden jewel of Staten Island, is now a destination not only for overnight guests but a social mecca with exciting nightlife for residents and visitors alike. Grab a snack from The Shop or enjoy dining in our in-house full service restaurant, Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret. After an exciting day in New York City, unw

Nestled in 415 acres of protected woodlands, the Hilton Garden Inn, once the hidden jewel of Staten Island, is now a destination not only for overnight guests but a social mecca with exciting nightlife for residents and visitors alike. Grab a snack from The Shop or enjoy dining in our in-house full service restaurant, Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret. After an exciting day in New York City, unw

Operating as usual

Take a Break from Holiday Shopping...Treat Yourself to a Fun Night Out..Tickets Still Available, Last Date to Purchase M...
12/02/2022

Take a Break from Holiday Shopping...
Treat Yourself to a Fun Night Out..
Tickets Still Available, Last Date to Purchase Monday December 5th
For additional information call 718.477.2400 extension 5
For Individual Overnight Reservations you can
contact our Front Desk Team:
🏨Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island:
☎️718.477.2400

🏨Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island:
☎️718.477.1600

For Corporate Meetings and Event,
Group Reservations & Wedding Weekend Packages, contact our Sales Team:
☎️718.477.2400 ext. 5

11/29/2022
Stay at HGI Bengaluru

Enjoy some of our favorite places to explore the next time you stay with us in HGI Bengaluru.

It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who is gathered around it! 🎄We have decked the halls! Come and enjoy o...
11/29/2022

It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who is gathered around it! 🎄

We have decked the halls! Come and enjoy our holiday decor and snap photos to create memories. Plan a holiday gathering, or come enjoy a glass of wine at our bar and look at the twinkling lights, so merry and bright!

On behalf of Lois & Richard Nicotra and Team Nicotra, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🦃🍽 🍁
11/24/2022

On behalf of Lois & Richard Nicotra and Team Nicotra, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🦃🍽 🍁

A lesson from a Nicotra Grown: Organic Rooftop Farm carrot! 🥕 Happy Thanksgiving!
11/24/2022

A lesson from a Nicotra Grown: Organic Rooftop Farm carrot! 🥕 Happy Thanksgiving!

A lesson from a 🥕 carrot!

Happy Thanksgiving. 🦃🍽

On one of the last tours we gave of Nicotra Grown: Organic Rooftop Farm, most of the vegetables and flowers had gone to “sleep” and the only harvest left were primarily root veggies and autumnal leafy greens.

The Farm is so lush during summer tours, and I wondered what visitors to The Nicotra Group’s Farm would take home (literally and mentally) from their visit on a late fall afternoon.

Would the Farm have the same educational and community building impact as it goes dormant? The waist-high produce was not there to visually “wow” the visitors by November, but we did get down on our hands and knees to make sure all visitors went home with some root 🥕veggies, herbs and fall flowers and a true taste of the farm to table experience that our Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret, COMMONS café, Nicotra's Ballroom and Above Staten Island! Our Farmers pick it and the Chefs plate 🍽️ it in the same day!

There is nothing like the taste of the veggies 🥕 🥗 that we are experiencing - and the root veggies and plentiful, fresh salad greens will be featured on our Lorenzo’s Thanksgiving menu today for our guests to enjoy!

Well, my husband’s sister Maryann sent this photo to me after a recent tour; she came when the beauty and bounty of the Farm was below the dirt, so I wasn’t sure the impact of her visit would be the same as a summer visitor’s experience.

BUT that evening, Maryann texted me this photo as she prepared the produce she brought home and she shared, “I have never seen a carrot that is as beautiful as this one!”

She made me feel our time in sharing Lois & Richard Nicotra’s Farm was valued, and she also helped me see the beautiful fall produce in a new light.

That is one gorgeous carrot! 😍🥰 (Big sisters always teach the best lessons.)

When I was little, we used to hear that carrots helped us “see better”. Do you remember hearing that often?

Well, this carrot helped me see thankfulness, gratitude, nature’s beautiful bounty, and so much more.

Happy Thanksgiving- let’s be grateful for lessons and gifts, big and small. And for the local beauty that’s sometimes hidden, but all around if we look and share it. 🥕

That is what the Nicotras’ efforts on the West Shore of Staten Island and our LOVE Staten Island page and group are all about.

32 Days Until Christmas....Looking to Mingle and Jingle...For Individual Overnight Reservations you can contact our Fron...
11/23/2022

32 Days Until Christmas....
Looking to Mingle and Jingle...

For Individual Overnight Reservations you can contact our Front Desk Team:
🏨Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island:
☎️718.477.2400

🏨Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island:
☎️718.477.1600

For Corporate Meetings and Event,
Group Reservations & Wedding Weekend Packages, contact our Sales Team:
☎️718.477.2400 ext. 5

Book that stay. We know you’re in need of that much deserved getaway.
11/23/2022

Book that stay. We know you’re in need of that much deserved getaway.

Tired of all this Turkey Talk....?Feel like partying at a Big Party?The Holiday Season is just around the corner...Purch...
11/20/2022

Tired of all this Turkey Talk....?
Feel like partying at a Big Party?
The Holiday Season is just around the corner...
Purchase tickets at PartyEatStay.com
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE reservations close on Tuesday,December 6th.
For more information call Carlann Scala ,Director of Corporate Sales at 718.477.2400 ext 3418 or email [email protected].
For Individual Overnight Reservations you can
contact our Front Desk Team:
🏨Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island:
☎️718.477.2400

🏨Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island:
☎️718.477.1600

For Corporate Meetings and Events,
Group Reservations & Wedding Weekend Packages, contact our Sales Team:
☎️718.477.2400 ext. 5

Do you need a ride to the Bayonne cruise port ? We could help!Parking is complimentary in our parking lot for all of our...
11/18/2022

Do you need a ride to the Bayonne cruise port ? We could help!
Parking is complimentary in our parking lot for all of our guests, just let us know when you check in that you are here for the cruise port.

Sign up for the Lyft app!
By using the Lyft app there are so many benefits being a Hilton Honors member.
These benefits include:
$10.00 usd credit toward your next personal ride for signing up.
$5.00 usd in personal ride credits for every 5 business rides.
Simplified expense report processing by linking Lyft business and concur.
Cant forget the best thing, EXTRA HILTON HONORS POINTS for using lyft!

Lois and Richard Nicotra’s Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island and Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island are nestled in our beautiful art and flower-filled Corporate Park. With ample free parking and spacious guest rooms for your comfort, the Nicotras and our Team look forward to welcoming you. Be sure to take a stroll on our Garden Path or enjoy a delicious meal on property at our Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret.

Work, dine, play or stay - the Nicotra Way.

Looking for something to do to Celebrate for the Holiday Season.....Purchase tickets at PartyEatStay.comFor additional i...
11/16/2022

Looking for something to do to Celebrate for the Holiday Season.....
Purchase tickets at PartyEatStay.com

For additional information please contact Carlann Scala Director of Corporate Sales, at 718.477.2400 ext 3418
Friends, Companies, Social Groups, Small businesses....
🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲
For Individual
Overnight Reservations you can contact our Front Desk Team:
🏨Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island:
☎️718.477.2400

🏨Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island:
☎️718.477.1600

For Corporate Meetings and Event,
Group Reservations & Wedding Weekend Packages, contact our Sales Team:
☎️718.477.2400 ext. 5

Quick tip from our bartender Justin: “Add flavored ice cubes to your drinks for an added note of flavor and sophisticati...
11/15/2022

Quick tip from our bartender Justin: “Add flavored ice cubes to your drinks for an added note of flavor and sophistication."

Imagine your Company Holiday Party here at Above.....it' not too late!!!!Contact Carlann Scala,  Director of Corporate S...
11/12/2022

Imagine your Company Holiday Party here at Above.....it' not too late!!!!
Contact Carlann Scala, Director of Corporate Sales at 718.477.2400 extension 3418

For Individual Overnight Reservations you can contact our Front Desk Team:
🏨Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island:
☎️718.477.2400

🏨Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island:
☎️718.477.1600

For Corporate Meetings and Event,
Group Reservations & Wedding Weekend Packages, contact our Sales Team:
☎️718.477.2400 ext. 5

11/08/2022
Visit HGI

100 doors opened internationally, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks for choosing HGI for your stays.

We are so proud when Team Nicotra opens our doors to turn the Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island) into a classroom. It was...
11/07/2022

We are so proud when Team Nicotra opens our doors to turn the Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island) into a classroom. It was lovely to meet the future business leaders from Tottenville High School today. Go Pirates!

On your MARK…get SET…GO! Wishing all the best to runners from all over the world 🌎 who stayed with us last night on TCS ...
11/06/2022

On your MARK…get SET…GO! Wishing all the best to runners from all over the world 🌎 who stayed with us last night on TCS New York City Marathon Eve or those who dined with us this morning, like these runners.🏃🏽‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃🏽‍♂️❤️🏃‍♀️🏃🏽‍♂️🏃‍♀️ So happy we could be part of your first taste of the Big 🍎 Apple!

🏃🏽‍♂️🏃‍♀️Enjoy your Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret breakfast and NYC run! Now let’s get to that starting line!

📞Hilton Garden Inn
🏨 718-477-2400
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📞 Hampton Inn & Suites
🏨 718-477-1600

📸 Credit Travel Time AU Marathon Travel & Training

11/03/2022
Visit Bordeaux.

There's no better way to recharge than taking a nap in our comfy beds after a long day of wine tasting.

When we say we LOVE Staten Island, we mean it. This weekend, we remember.
10/30/2022

When we say we LOVE Staten Island, we mean it.

This weekend, we remember.

No TRICKS, just TREATS! 🎃🧡👻Mr. and Mrs. Nicotra gifted our Team and our families with a Halloween Party tonight. Eat, dr...
10/27/2022

No TRICKS, just TREATS! 🎃🧡👻Mr. and Mrs. Nicotra gifted our Team and our families with a Halloween Party tonight. Eat, drink, and be scary! 👻

10/25/2022
Work from HGI.

Take advantage of our large work desk, naturally lit rooms, and personal coffee maker the next time you work from HGI.

“NEVER apologize for being a powerful woman”❣️Highlighting this photo of the women who lead our departments across the h...
10/25/2022

“NEVER apologize for being a powerful woman”❣️

Highlighting this photo of the women who lead our departments across the hospitality, real estate and philanthropic entities of Team Nicotra.

From our Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island) and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Staten Island, to Nicotra’s Ballroom and Above Staten Island event spaces, to the tables at Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret and the COMMONS cafe, to the rooftop of Nicotra Grown: Organic Rooftop Farm, these women power our professional efforts.

The Nicotras and the managers across their companies are pictured at the recent dedication of “Girl Power”, a meaningful piece by Zaq Landsberg commissioned by Lois & Richard Nicotra to encourage Staten Island’s female students to work to achieve anything they envision for their future.

Photo by Michael Pelczar for The Nicotra Group.

10/19/2022
Dine at HGI.

Whether it's made-to-order breakfast or deliciously curated plates, your traveler's wish is our command.

10/12/2022

Enjoy a day of wine tasting and an evening of relaxation with a glass from the hotel's bar located just steps from your room.

"I'll take a latte ☕ with the autumn sunshine.🧡" The trees in our work neighborhood are starting to show the colors of t...
10/11/2022

"I'll take a latte ☕ with the autumn sunshine.🧡"

The trees in our work neighborhood are starting to show the colors of the season, and if you’d like to enjoy a nice strong cup of coffee or a pumpkin spice latte, swing by our sister property just down the street and enjoy our quick-service social enterprise eatery, the COMMONS café.

The COMMONS café is owned by Hilton and Hampton owners, Lois and Richard Nicotra – they gift 100% of the profits from the COMMONS café to “Do Good” in the form of scholarships for their employees’ children and grandchildren and grants to nonprofit groups on Staten Island; the Nicotras have gifted nearly $1MM since the café opened. For more about the COMMONS café or to check out our menu, visit www.commonscafesi.com – our “Meal is on a mission!”.

Lois and Richard Nicotra’s Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island and Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island are nestled in our beautiful art and flower-filled Corporate Park. With ample free parking and spacious guest rooms for your comfort, the Nicotras and our Team look forward to welcoming you. Be sure to take a stroll on our Garden Path or enjoy a delicious meal on property at our Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret.

Work, dine, play or stay - the Nicotra Way.

Looking for meeting space....????Look no further we have small pre-set conference rooms and large meeting spaces .To boo...
10/10/2022

Looking for meeting space....????
Look no further we have small pre-set conference rooms and large meeting spaces .

To book meeting space call Carlann Scala, Director of Corporate Sales 718.477.2400 ext 3418 or email [email protected]

For Individual Overnight Reservations you can contact our Front Desk Team:
🏨Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island:
☎️718.477.2400

🏨Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island:
☎️718.477.1600

For Corporate Meetings and Events,
Group Reservations & Wedding Weekend Packages, contact our Sales Team:
☎️718.477.2400 ext. 5

Lois & Richard Nicotra’s Corporate Commons Three is lit 🟢⚪️🔴  for Italian-American Heritage Month and the Columbus Weeke...
10/08/2022

Lois & Richard Nicotra’s Corporate Commons Three is lit 🟢⚪️🔴 for Italian-American Heritage Month and the Columbus Weekend. 🇮🇹

“Finché c’è vita, c’è speranza.”🇮🇹
❤️“While there's life, there's hope.”
——-
My Great Aunt “Honey” said that phrase to me more than 30 years ago during a sad visit. My mother and I had gone to Brooklyn to visit and sit with her as she was unwell - I was younger and in college, and illness was not a familiar journey for me.

She was telling us about her days - how she felt exhausted at the end of the day, but then she arose to greet the next day feeling hopeful.

And then, she said the phrase above.

“While there's life, there's hope.”

I said I had not heard it before, and she said, “Oh, Kristine, you can never hear it enough”.

And then, our talk turned back to food and family…as it often did.

Lois & Richard Nicotra’s Corporate Commons Three is lit this 🟢⚪️🔴 weekend in the colors of the Italian flag for Columbus Day. 🇮🇹 I think of my Grandma Nancy (Annunciata) and her sister, my Great Aunt Honey, and all my relatives with nicknames because there were so many with the same names, or names that didn’t seem to fit in on the streets where they lived.

And Mr. Nicotra thinks of his father, Rosario, and his mother, and his grandparents. For many of us, the weekend is about heritage, and the everyday heroes who saw hope in each hard day.

We see echoes of our wise and hard working ancestors in those colors.

We light the building 🟢⚪️🔴 this weekend to honor the stories told to us by our Italian relatives and their struggle against sometimes violent xenophobia.

“Columbus becomes (a) figure that Italians latch on to as a way to get a foothold in this incredibly hostile environment that they (found) themselves in,” Joseph Sciorra, of Queens College’s Italian American Institute, told NPR.

“The observance of Columbus Day is not without controversy, however.
Although Columbus’ landing in the New World marked the start of a new age of exploration and development for the world, (there is a harsh) reality of European colonization. For that reason, many choose to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead.”

We honor and celebrate our Italian heritage, and at the same time recognize history’s reality.

May we all have fresh hope that as long as we breathe there is the ability to share our journeys and cultures in ways that inform the future.

“Finché c’è vita, c’è speranza.”
————

Quote Sources: Washington Post, The Old Farmers Almanac…and my Aunt Honey. xo

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!Even though it feels like a summer day today.It's not to early to think about the Holidays!!!!🎄🎅Call C...
10/07/2022

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!
Even though it feels like a summer day today.
It's not to early to think about the Holidays!!!!
🎄🎅
Call Carlann Scala, Director of Corporate Sales, to help plan your Holiday Party or next Corporate Meeting. 718.477.2400 extension 3418

For Individual Overnight Reservations you can contact our Front Desk Team:
🏨Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island:
☎️718.477.2400

🏨Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island:
☎️718.477.1600

For Corporate Meetings and Events,
Group Reservations & Wedding Weekend Packages, contact our Sales Team:
☎️718.477.2400 ext. 5

10/07/2022

Spacious rooms. Exquisite hotel dining options. We'll make sure you and your loved one have a memorable stay.

Owners Lois & Richard Nicotra believe Staten Island can be known for art and flowers. Positive messaging surrounds their...
10/01/2022

Owners Lois & Richard Nicotra believe Staten Island can be known for art and flowers. Positive messaging surrounds their newest art installation, “Girl Power”. You can do anything with the right tools. Even make an elephant fly! 🐘❤️

October 1st!  🎁 Visions of SUGAR PLUMS are dancing in our heads. ❤️‘Tis the season to start thinking about your HOLIDAY ...
10/01/2022

October 1st! 🎁 Visions of SUGAR PLUMS are dancing in our heads. ❤️
‘Tis the season to start thinking about your HOLIDAY PARTY OPTIONS. 🥂

Call Carlann Scala, Director of Corporate Sales, at 718.477.2400 ext. 3418 to discuss options or [email protected]

For Individual Overnight Reservations, contact our Front Desk Team:

🏨Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island:
☎️718.477.2400

🏨Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island:
☎️718.477.1600

For Corporate Meetings and Event,
Group Reservations & Wedding Weekend Packages, contact our Sales Team:

☎️718.477.2400 ext. 5

Happy Birthday to our Owner, Mrs. Nicotra! 🎂❤️
09/27/2022

Happy Birthday to our Owner, Mrs. Nicotra! 🎂❤️

L’shana Tovah! ✡️
09/26/2022

L’shana Tovah! ✡️

On behalf of Lois & Richard Nicotra and Team Nicotra, “L’shana Tovah” to all those who began celebrating Rosh Hashanah tonight.

Wishing you a Happy New Year! May the new year blossom in every way for you and yours. xo

The first day of fall calls for celebration. Head down to our lobby to get into the spirit with our Caramel Manhattan.
09/22/2022

The first day of fall calls for celebration. Head down to our lobby to get into the spirit with our Caramel Manhattan.

Our 𝗪𝐞𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 & 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐨 is back! ⁣✨Join us and our Preferred Professionals on 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟐𝐭𝐡 𝟔-𝟗 𝐩𝐦 Mix and Mingle with o...
09/21/2022

Our 𝗪𝐞𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 & 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐨 is back! ⁣✨

Join us and our Preferred Professionals on 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟐𝐭𝐡 𝟔-𝟗 𝐩𝐦
Mix and Mingle with our vendors and watch live DJ & Band performances! ⁣🥂

𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 at
Eventabove.com, Or Nicotrasballroom.com
Admission is complimentary 🤍
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Sundays are for the GIRLS!🏈⚾🏀 Last weekend, to kick off Football Season, our Front Desk Team wore our favorite team jers...
09/17/2022

Sundays are for the GIRLS!🏈⚾🏀 Last weekend, to kick off Football Season, our Front Desk Team wore our favorite team jerseys!

It's always fun to have a theme day! Guests shared their favorite team with us, and we cheered each other on. 🎉

Lois and Richard Nicotra’s Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island and Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island are nestled in our beautiful art and flower-filled Corporate Park. With ample free parking and spacious guest rooms for your comfort, the Nicotras and our Team look forward to welcoming you. Be sure to take a stroll on our Garden Path or enjoy a delicious meal on property at our Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret.

Work, dine, play or stay - the Nicotra Way.

Happy Housekeeping Week! Our Team SHINES! 🧼⭐️❤️⭐️🧼❤️
09/16/2022

Happy Housekeeping Week! Our Team SHINES! 🧼⭐️❤️⭐️🧼❤️

09/16/2022
Explore Atlanta

Visiting Atlanta? Stay with HGI and by checking out some of these local sights.

 Resturant, Bar & Cabaret is located in the Hilton Garden Inn, with ample, free parking - a great restaurant that just h...
09/07/2022

Resturant, Bar & Cabaret is located in the Hilton Garden Inn, with ample, free parking - a great restaurant that just happens to be located in a hotel!

09/07/2022
Pick Your Next Trip.

Out with summer vacation, in with fall travel plans. Comment below which destination is at the top of your list this season.

Our sister property, Corporate Commons Three, is lit patriotically ❤️🤍💙over the weekend. We hope you are enjoying the lo...
09/04/2022

Our sister property, Corporate Commons Three, is lit patriotically ❤️🤍💙over the weekend.

We hope you are enjoying the long weekend - and as always, we are grateful to our Team for serving our guests as they create memories.

The Nicotra Group’s Corporate Commons Three is lit red, white and blue for Labor Day each evening over this long weekend. ❤️🤍💙

We hope you are enjoying the weekend, and savoring the ‘unofficial end of summer’.

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Staten Island, NY
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Check-in: 3:00 pm Check-out: 12:00 pm Smoking: Non-Smoking A fee of up to 250 USD will be assessed for smoking in a non-smoking room. Please ask the Front Desk for the locations of designated outdoor smoking areas. Parking: Self parking Valet: (Varied Events) Pets: Service animals allowed: Yes Pets allowed: No

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‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas, and at the Nicotras’ Hilton,

Many Guests were stirring- holiday excitement is buildin’!❤️

At Sunday brunch in Lorenzo's, Guests were festive and bright,

My own Mom was dining with friends - a welcome sight! ❤️

A candid picture 📸 shows I adore my Mom- she’s my stars and my moon,

And there’s more LOVE at the Emergency Childrens Help Organization - ECHO event - generous friends in Nicotra's Ballroom! 🫶

Let’s hop into a 🐰bunny-themed 1st birthday in Lois & Richard Nicotra’s Tea House Garden,

With a 🥕 dessert table that had me wishing for a healthy-eating pardon! 😉

Then, in our Lobby, who should appear - my former St. John's student! My heart is happy to hear how Juan Carlos faired, ❤️

And then we chat with a Guest with the ‘Albano’ last name- hmmm, we are not family, but have friends shared! 🫶

More Guests greeted by the Nicotras, including Judge Ozzi and his Mrs!

This was a Sunday full of celebrations and holiday wishes! ❤️💚❤️💚

A night later, I saw my good friend Sal, at an event at Sea,

And got to know Valerie better, thanks to Annette connecting me…

I will tag those I saw between Sunday and tonight,

And express gratitude for busy, ordinary, extraordinary days, where we are on the go…from morning ‘til night!

xo ❤️🎄🎅🏻

PS

Read the comments on each photo, please -

Facebook is 🤷🏻‍♀️ not allowing captions, so I’ll comment on each of these…👍
Celebrating our colleague, Jennifer Finch! 🎉 ❤️ Jennifer Finch is the Director of Catering for The Nicotra Group’s Nicotra's Ballroom and Above Staten Island…and she is an Industry Magazine Power Player this month!

Sharing her glam shot below, and a few behind the scenes photos of shots we snapped as the Industry photographer got to work! 📸 The last shot in this post was not posed and I snapped it as she made sure the Private Dining space was ready for the shoot- and it’s my favorite. She is looking out at the outdoor space at Above, toward our stunning views of Staten Island and Manhattan. It felt like a moment.

From the piece…

“Jennifer Finch is used to putting a smile on people’s faces. As director of catering for The Nicotra Group’s Nicotra’s Ballroom and Above Staten Island venues at the Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island),she has made a career of ensuring her clients’ special occasions go off without a hitch.

Finch points to a top down approach that has given The Nicotra Group the ability to connect with clients and guests in meaningful ways: Lois & Richard Nicotra themselves send handwritten birthday cards to all 500 employees.

At every step of her career, Finch has been able to offer that same support and personal touch to her clients, whether they are scheduling a wedding, a bar mitzvah, or a major milestone.”

Read the full story at industrymag.com or pick up a copy of Industry Magazine around the Borough.

We had Susan E Wagner High School FALCONS flying through the Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island) today! We hosted students from Freshman year to Senior year for a VIP tour of Lois & Richard Nicotra’s hotel with a view from Above Staten Island of The Nicotra Group’s 425 acre Corporate Park.

Alexis Fiore, Guest Service Agent at the Nicotras’ Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Staten Island, was so happy to welcome Ms. Monaco from Wagner - Ms. Monaco was her hospitality teacher when Alexis was in high school. 🏨 Suzanne Vaiana, the Nicotras’ Director of Team Success, conducted a tour of all of our event spaces and a lunch in Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret followed.

“This tour gives students an opportunity to see what business is like in the real world.
You can’t teach them life within a classroom, it’s something that they experience.”
⁃ Ms. Rachael Monaco, CTE Coordinator of Virtual Enterprises

The Virtual Enterprise Academy is an in-school entrepreneurship program and global business simulation that draws on the European tradition of apprenticeships, transforming students into business executives and classrooms into office settings. Open to all students, this learning center empowers and motivates participants to develop a range of academic, business, technology, and professional skills that prepare them for success in post-secondary education, employment, and the community.
Do it YOUR way! I love this - the beautiful bride and groom had a beachfront 🏝️ destination wedding, and then brought the celebration home to Above Staten Island for a hometown celebration that was a true PARTY - congratulations to the Bayers! 🤍❣️🤍

I included a moment that touched me too…the Nicotras quietly checking on the wedding, looking on to the happy scene. That’s what makes the difference for our service and standards: their presence. 🤍

P.S. I loved the bride’s outfit change into pants and I was so happy to see a future bride and groom too! And happy to see our friends from Platinum/PISP.



🤍Venue: Above at the Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island)
🤍Entertainment: Partners In Sound Productions
HAPPY FRIDAY! 🤍 It has been a while since we have been LIVE together! Come with me to see our Above Staten Island wedding and enjoy the vibe!

Partners In Sound Productions are performing.

Our Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island) Team is excelling!

And our bride and groom are making memories!
“My awesome 75th birthday lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island) today... nobody does it better and with more LOVE!!!” - Miriam, the BIRTHDAY GIRL 🎂

Happy Birthday from Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret to Miriam, a friend we made via our LOVE Staten Island group.

Lois & Richard Nicotra’s LOVE Staten Island movement connects our community and helps us make new friends - like Miriam, and her table full of friends.❤️💕❤️

Lorenzo’s was built for celebrating! 🥳 Thanks for celebrating with us, Miriam. xo
On behalf of Lois & Richard Nicotra and their Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret Team, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🍁🍽 ❤️

We are READY for our guests! 🦃🍁Our Chefs have traditional offerings and vegan 🥕creations like Chef Luis’ Thanksgiving Acorn Squash with offerings from Nicotra Grown: Organic Rooftop Farm!

…and The Nicotra Group’s Corporate Commons Three is lit a Harvest Orange this weekend. 🥕🍁🍂

We are grateful to our Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island) and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Staten Island Team Members who host our Guests today.

Enjoy the day. We are thankful for YOU. 🍁🍂❤️🦃🍁🍂
JINGLE all the way to Lorenzo’s for your HOLIDAY parties. 🔔

Do the Holidays right and spend them at Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret at The Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island) this season!✨

Be Marveled at our 25 foot Christmas Tree, Decorated Bar, Fireplace Mantels, & of course, the incredible food!🎄

☎️ For information Call 1-718-477-2400 ext. 4.
and view our menus www.lorenzosdining.com
Celebrating my 1️⃣4️⃣th WORKiversary! 🎉What an unexpected journey! ❤️❤️ It is a week of thanksgiving, so I would like to express my gratitude to YOU - if you are seeing this, we connected- and I’m grateful for YOU. ❤️

When I started working for Lois & Richard Nicotra in 2008, it was to support the Nicotras and use my background in fundraising and development to help form The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation. Later, I supported the launch of their innovative social enterprise eatery, the COMMONS café, where they gift 💯% of the profits to DO GOOD for their community via grants and their employees’ children and grandchildren via scholarships. (We are getting ready to open their second social enterprise eatery, Pienza Brick Oven Pizza Café, and expand their philanthropy - more on that soon!)

Looking back, it amazes me to think that the first year I was working at The Nicotra Foundation I worked just 2 hours a week while my girls were in preschool/elementary school.

Along the way, I kept saying “yes” to different projects on the for-profit side of their business. That was unfamiliar territory for me, but I love learning. I carried a little red book with me and wrote ✍️ down everything I didn’t know. (I wrote down a lot!🫣)

Slowly, my role changed to ‘Director of Special Projects’, and I began working more hours and focusing on hospitality and real estate efforts - and learning so much.

Later, I happily accepted the newly created role of ‘Chief of Staff’ and began working closely alongside the Nicotras, spending most work days and many evenings at their side. They are wonderful teachers and mentors - every day is a master class! 🍎

Last year I became The Nicotra Group’s ‘Chief Operating Officer’. I am so proud to work to support Team Nicotra. I work directly with the Nicotras to manage all Nicotra Group holdings, advance their businesses and build relationships to support their real estate, hospitality, and philanthropic endeavors.

So…that’s my story: from 2 hours a week working to, well, just a few hours more 😉 spent each week on South Avenue! And I think you can tell, I love what I do, who I work for and with, and I’m excited about what’s to come.

Without a supportive family, especially my husband and parents, I could not have done this and been a mom at the same time. In recognition of that, two of the biggest joys of my career is to help mentor new professionals and help welcome working parents into our Company.

I had mentors and support, and I try to be that for others. ❤️

I am GRATEFUL to all my colleagues past and present, to our guests, and to our community. I am THANKFUL for Lois & Richard Nicotra and The Nicotra Group Team for this beautiful opportunity.

We LOVE Staten Island, and I’m so glad to connect with all of you here to share happy Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island) and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Staten Island moments, a lot of LOVE...and I will always throw in a 🤳 selfie here and there. 🥰

Onward! ❤️

Photo by M.k. Pelczar Photography.
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