In our own travels, the Amello family prefer a bed and breakfast experience to big-box hotels. We remember fondly and appreciate our many lovely experiences, and wonderful hosts over the years. Their personalities, hospitality and insights have contributed greatly to our travel experiences, and now–serve as guidelines for our own adventure here in Saratoga.
Four years ago, Kate Amello committed to achieving a long-held goal of owning and operating an inn. She chose to pursue that goal in the city of Saratoga Springs. Her journey began officially in 2012, and in April of 2016, we closed on the purchase of The Brunswick at Saratoga Bed and Breakfast. As our journey as a family moved into this direction, we see that it was Meant to Be, all along. 🙂
Kate Amello, whose career in human resources led her as she prepared for years, for this new business venture. Kate holds certification from Cornell University in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and is finishing the work on her degree in Culinary Arts from Schenectady County Community College. Her C.V. includes valuable hands-on experience as an Innkeeper at the famous Batcheller Mansion Inn in Saratoga. Under Kate’s stewardship, Batcheller Mansion’s TripAdvisor ranking rose from 5th to 3rd among Saratoga Bed & Breakfasts. Kate possesses vision and strong habits of attention to detail. She has the skill set required to establish and maintain the highest standards of hospitality; the heart for hospitality and the passion to serve the needs of every guest who enters our historic doors on Union Avenue.
Tom, Kate’s dad, retired from a career in education in July 2010. No stranger to the hospitality industry, for years he owned a small upstate restaurant with his wife, Renee. Tom brings also a long-term association with horse racing in Saratoga and New York State, as handicapper and presenter for–among other groups–the New York Racing Association. For over 20 years, Tom produced and hosted original programming for Capital District Off-Track Betting’s television network. Tom’s skills are grounded in years of successful engagement with a wide variety of audiences in the public and private sector.
Renee: retired health care professional, wife and mother. After graduating from nursing school, Renee embarked upon her career in major hospitals in the greater Boston area. Over time she moved to nursing positions in geriatrics with the Little Sisters of the Poor and, ultimately into pediatrics in a local practice. Renee has always found joy in cooking for family and friends: she and Kate bring their warmth and special breakfast touch to our guests, every morning.
Guest Comments about our bed and breakfast, and the innkeepers:
“It is almost three weeks since graduation and we’re still talking about what a wonderful time we had. The truth is, you and your wonderful bed and breakfast made the weekend the success it was (the weather didn’t hurt either!) We all felt so “at home” from the moment we arrived. From the location, lovely rooms, fabulous breakfasts, and Java herself, it was so perfect. On top of all of that, the two of you are so gracious and caring. It was a weekend we will all fondly remember for years to come. Thank you for your part in all of it.”
— Martha and Richard Chiarappa