The Royal Family - Antonia Winder
Position: Grill Room Server
Years of Service: 9 years
From the moment you meet Antonia, you are immediately hit by this New Orleans native’s infectious positive energy and oversized smile, and you can understand why she is so often praised by hotel guests and locals alike.
Although her original life plan had her going to medical school, once she started working at Windsor Court, all of those plans changed. She fell in love with the team and with the guests she assisted, so she decided to stay and pursue a career in hospitality.
A tenured morning Grill Room server, she gets people’s day off to a great start. As one guest recently commented, ‘Antonia, our server in The Grill Room was awesome. So pleasant, so friendly - her enthusiasm. She is the best server we experienced in our week in NOLA.’
Antonia enjoys working for the best in the city, stating ‘nobody’s better than the Windsor Court.’ She likes interacting with different people and personalities and appreciates the fact that while she and her team members are all different, they can ultimately all fit in, working for the same goal of making The Grill Room at the Windsor Court the very best it can be.When not delighting guests, Antonia relaxes by reading either history or biographies. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband of seven years.
Favorite Windsor Court Moment
As with many long-time team members, Antonia has favorite moments with the guests she serves each and every day. One moment which is top of mind just happened recently. A frequent guest of Antonia’s who she had been getting to know every week over the past two years and who had shared with Antonia her challenges with getting pregnant, had suddenly stopped coming. Antonia had always wondered what happened to her as she enjoyed their weekly conversations. Well, about nine months since Antonia had last seen the guest, the guest showed back up, except with a baby in tow! Knowing how much the guest had wanted a child, Antonia could not have been happier to see them and was overjoyed to share in this guest’s wonderful life event.