Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Here comes Marlon Aranha, our restaurant manager extraordinaire! He & Pete go back a long way, and he has worked in the restaurant and hospitality industry for the last 25 years, managing restaurants all over the world, as well as owning his own. Now, he'll be a key partner in helping us to run the restaurant and make sure that every customer is treated as a friend & neighbor. Pete & I want to make The National Hotel a place where our Frenchtown neighbors, Hunterdon County and Bucks County residents, as well as out-of-state guests, can come and enjoy a quality and well-priced meal, complemented by signature drinks and a comfortable atmosphere.

It's wonderful to have Marlon finally in Frenchtown!

And to add to yesterday's excitement, Kristine Marinelli spent the entire afternoon going room by room, and helping us plan on a unifying color theme, additional personal touches that will make The National Hotel a holistic experience from the Rathskeller to the restaurant & bar, to the hotel suites & rooms. She has exquisite taste and we are very fortunate to have had her expert eye to help us fine-tune the nuances that can make this grand old building even warmer, cozier and visually memorable.

We can't wait to open our doors & share the excitement & joy we feel with the rest of our community!

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