Hotel Sparks Sales with Apprenticeship Contest

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When the economy gets tough, the creative get...more creative. Hotels today are finding innovative ways to market their restaurants and bars to travelers and the local community.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> The most recent example, is the NYLO Sales Apprenticeship contest. With roughly 11 percent of Rhode Islanders searching for work, the unique competition takes place this week for a sales job at the brand's Providence/Warwick hotel.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> Starting today, 10 finalists will be thrown together to live, eat and sleep at the property until Thursday night, when they stage a fundraiser in the hotel's restaurant/bar for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.<br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> Contestants will participate in daily sales challenges to spread the word about the hotel and to drum up interest in the fundraiser. One student contestant will get a paid internship. <br clear="none" /> <br clear="none" /> Winners will be announced Thursday night at the fundraiser, taking place at The Loft at NYLO Providence/Warwick.