Meet the Team - Ali Colam, Concierge
22 year old Ali joined our team seven months ago after graduating from college with a degree in musical theatre.
“This is my first job in the hospitality industry and I’m really enjoying it a lot”, says Ali. “The best part is the interaction with the guests.”
A ‘normal’ day for Ali starts with delivering breakfasts to our guests’ apartments, helping with check-outs and looking after all sorts of odd jobs around the house. He is also called upon to suggest restaurants and provide sightseeing ideas.
“Later on I look after the bar where I have become a kind of ‘resident mixologist’”, he adds. His favourite creation? A Coconut Daiquiri. “A guest had had something similar earlier in the day and asked if I could re-create it. It was certainly well received and I’ve made a few more since.”
Whilst Ali enjoys working here, he does have his sights set on making a return to the stage. “In 2012, I had a chance to perform in Children of Eden at the Prince of Wales theatre in London’s West End as well as Footloose at the Edinburgh Playhouse and I'd really love to continue acting.”
Ali’s sights are set on winning a Tony Award one day: “I still find it strange watching myself on film, but I enjoy performing in a theatre. Everything is 'in the moment', it’s great.”