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October 04, 2009
Hotel takes STEPS

Bethlehem, Pa., (October 4, 2009) – Dennis Costello, General Manager of the Historic Hotel Bethlehem and the Bethlehem Area School District’s Work Training Program, STEPS, is pleased to announce a unique partnership dedicated to assist students into making a successful transition to adult life and competitive employment.

The hotel is providing hands on job training to students who are in the STEPS program.  “These students get on-the–job training with highly trained hospitality and culinary professionals, it’s a wonderful opportunity for them and it gives us the opportunity to give back to the community in a positive and productive way” says Costello.  Students in the STEPS program are offered a rotation of various employment sites.  They learn to follow directions, how to manage time, work as a team as well as a general sense of what it takes to be successful in a job.

Costello adds; “We love working with our STEPS students; they are incredible kids and really seem to love the opportunity to work along with our seasoned staff”

The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is located in Bethlehem, PA, in the center of the Lehigh Valley, minutes from Lehigh University and Moravian College and just a few minutes drive from the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). We are conveniently situated in the heart of Bethlehem’s nationally registered historic district surrounded by an array of quaint shops and colonial museums. Embrace our lovely hotel, built in the opulent “roaring twenties” at the direction of steel baron Charles M. Schwab.  Experience world-class service, extensive banquet and meeting facilities, charming guest accommodations and exquisite cuisine, all on a site that has been warmly welcoming guests since 1741.  The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and listed on the Department of Interior’s National Park Service National Register.

For reservations, for please contact The Historic Hotel Bethlehem at (610) 625-5000, or visit our website at





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