By Patrick Lynn
SentryWorld has begun to hire employees for The Inn at SentryWorld, a new hotel on the Sentry campus that is nearly complete.
Sentry broke ground last spring on the boutique hotel, which features 64 guest rooms, spectacular golf course views, spacious rooms and suites, intimate gathering spaces indoors and out, and executive-level experience and services.
It will also offer additional amenities like a café, bakery, and bar, kids’ playroom, and The Outfitter shop where guests can check out a bike, fishing pole, snowshoes, and cross-country skis to take advantage of the scenic Green Circle trail and lush Wisconsin River valley.
Then there’s the 18-hole golf course, which recently played host to the USGA U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, just steps away. SentryWorld will also host the 2023 U.S. Senior Open Championship.
SentryWorld is hiring for a variety of roles at The Inn to “serve guests and help make their experiences memorable,” according to a news release from the company.
Baristas, bartenders, a café manager, head baker, food runners, door attendants, desk attendants, and room attendants, are all being sought. The organization initially plans to hire about 60 employees who will undergo training prior to The Inn’s opening by August.
SentryWorld plans to continue to hire people through the end of the year. The Inn eventually could employ up to 125 people.
Chad Bates, The Inn general manager, says that he looks for two distinct qualities in interested candidates: “If you have the natural ability to smile and genuinely care about others, you’ll be a great fit for our team.”
SentryWorld is also hiring employees for other areas of its hospitality business, including PJ’s, the Fieldhouse, and meetings and events—all slated to reopen in June. The SentryWorld golf course, which currently is undergoing renovations in advance of the U.S. Senior Open, is expected to reopen in mid-August.
Todd Kuckkahn, executive director of the Portage County Business Council, welcomes job growth from an established business in the community. It takes “so much more to bring new businesses in,” he said, but when an existing business expands its chances for success are much better.
Candidates can apply for positions, which include benefits, on jobs.sentry.com.