Dream em­ployee notches up 40 years

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Footy Finals 2015 - By DENISE S. CAHILL

HIL­TON ho­tels have been a big part of Mal­colm Galway’s life.

The 65-year-old room ser­vice at­ten­dant re­cently notched up 40 years with the com­pany, which is where he met his wife and where his daugh­ter re­cently got mar­ried.

Mr Galway’s Hil­ton jour­ney started in Syd­ney.

“I mi­grated from Malaysia and my first stop was Syd­ney and my first job was at Syd­ney Hil­ton in 1975,” he said.

“I was a waiter there and in be­tween did house­keep­ing and af­ter that I went to Mel­bourne Hil­ton, where I worked in the stores.

“I went back to Syd­ney and that’s where I met my wife, so Hil­ton is re­ally in my life.”

The cou­ple moved to Perth in 1987 and have a 27-year-old daugh­ter who re­cently got mar­ried at Parmelia Hil­ton Perth.

The hum­ble em­ployee, who ar­rives at work at 4am – an hour be­fore his shift of­fi­cially starts – says “pleas­ing peo­ple” is his call­ing.

“I’m re­ally happy that I can be part of the Con­rad Hil­ton team,” Mr Galway said.

He is among 40 per cent of Parmelia Hil­ton em­ploy­ees who have worked at the ho­tel for more than five years, with more than 1000 years of ex­pe­ri­ence be­tween them.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d443242

Mal­colm Galway is all about ser­vice.

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