Employee Spotlight: Our Very Own, Adrienne Hindley, Reservations Manager

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED IN RESERVATIONS AT LITTLE GEM RESORTS?

I started in 1993, just after my second child was born (they are now 30, 28 & 23 so the great thing is that I have been able to visit our properties with all ages of kids)!

WHY DO YOU THINK BOTH RESORTS RETAIN SUCH LOYALTY?

Our resorts are all about family, which can range from a couple on their honeymoon, a minimoon or a family vacation. Our properties are like coming to visit with family as the team on both islands are so warm and caring, you feel like you are coming home! Another reason we truly are like family to our guests is that we have many employees who have been with the resorts for many years and as such, our guests are genuinely remembered and welcomed back by those they know!

WHAT MAKES YOUR TEAM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER RESERVATION OFFICES?

This is not just a job for my team. We all absolutely love what we do and love talking to people and planning vacations! Additionally, the owners Mark & Gwenn Snider truly care about each and every one of us and are always sharing their ideas and passion, including the entire team in many parts of the decision making.

WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES OUR PROPERTIES SO UNIQUE? AND WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR FAMILIES AND COUPLES ON EACH RESORT?

The islands themselves are spectacular, beautiful and untouched from the hustle and bustle of the world. Our resorts are truly hidden “Little Gems” where people can go to escape their work and lives on the mainland. My favorite accommodations, wow, hard to say as I love them all. For couples I would recommend the East Chop Suite on the Vineyard and on Nantucket the Mizzenmast or Mainmast suites. At the Winnetu, the 2-bedroom Edgartown suite and Private Garden Cottages are amazing for a family. On Nantucket, my favorite is the Chase 2 bedroom suite as it has a large living area for family to congregate.

WHAT ARE THE “MUST DO ACTIVITIES” YOU TELL GUESTS TO DO ON BOTH ISLANDS?

When I was on the Vineyard long ago with extended family (ages 7-70), we went on the Lighthouse Tour offered by the resort. It was amazing! I had never been to Chappaquiddick and the lighthouse. The Trustees tour guide was great and we loved not only the beauty but also the learning experience (the guide made it so much fun for the kids as well)! Nantucket is easy – Cisco Brewery and I don’t even drink beer! The place is filled with people just relaxing at the end of a work or beach day. The place is filled with families, fun and live music – and dogs everywhere. An experience not to be missed for any age!

WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR PASSION FOR FILM?

When I was in High School, I did a semester at Beverly Hills High in California as I have always had a love of TV & film. The highlight there was meeting Jack Lemmon (he was the father of a family friend). When my father passed away suddenly when I was in college, my mom followed their dream and built an Inn in my hometown of Sudbury, MA so after graduating college, I made the decision to help her with the Inn as opposed to pursuing a career in film (although I do have a home theater where I spend quite a bit of time still)!

FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

Consistent with my passion for film, I am a huge Comic Con junkie and have met many celebrities with the highlight to date of meeting Jason Momoa (I am a huge Game of Thrones fan). I secretly want to be Wonder Woman!

THANKS, ADRIENNE FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR GUESTS AND OUR COMPANY! YOU ARE ALREADY WONDER WOMAN IN OUR EYES!

Adrienne Hindley

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Being the only hotel on Katama Bay, we’re neighbors with some of the finest oyster farming in the world. Our partnership with @signatureoysterfarm provides us with fresh oysters farmed by husband and wife team Ryan and Julia Smith, straight out of Katama Bay and delivered right to our back door and onto your plate (or cocktail!) at @thedunesmv.
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Congrats to @mpappag, the latest winner of our #MyVintageSummer series! Her vintage summer photo stirred our Timeless Summer heartstrings and captured the essence of a day of adventures under the sun. If you have a vintage family photo that you think will do the same, share it with us and you might win a Winnetu vacation (or one with our sister resort, @thenantucket). Tap the link in our bio to learn more, and happy summering!
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Leave your car on the mainland and take advantage of our Arrive & Drive option. We’ll arrange to have a rental Jeep, Mini Cooper, or one of several other options waiting for you at the ferry when you arrive! 📸: @mrsnipple_
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What’s your island ride? This is one of ours. 📸: @homewiththewileys
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Every day feels like the weekend here in Katama 📸: @mrsnipple_
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Congratulations to our third #MyVintageSummer winner, Laurie Donahue, whose vintage family summer photograph we used to create this poster for our 2020 Season.
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Laurie’s photo captures exactly the kind of summertime energy we’re channeling to make this summer just as memorable as summers that came before it.
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If you’ve got a photo you’d like to submit for a chance to win a two night stay with us or our sister resort @thenantucket, tap the link in our bio to learn more.
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Winnetu gang’s all here for our impromptu 4th of July parade 🇺🇸
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Keeping you cool with a specialty cocktail this 4th of July. See you at the pool!
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Our new executive chef, Colin Coyle is bringing summer to life dish by dish this season. Join us for a summery dinner on our deck or in one of our private cabanas 📸: @caitlinhoustonblog
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Summer’s here and it feels so good! Tell us what you’re most excited about doing on-island this summer in the comments!
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Looking for a way to commemorate a special occasion? We’re offering private poolside dining in our cabanas this season. Enjoy the evening atmosphere with a party of up to four in memorable land summer-y setting. 📸: @candidlydeena
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Sailing into summer views with this gorgeous shot by @vineyardlights. What iconic Vineyard sights get you excited for a trip out to the island? 📸: @vineyardlights
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What’s the first place you’re stopping when you arrive on-island this summer? I’ve Cream & Candy Bazaar in Edgartown is one of our favorites- tell us in the comments below and tap the link in our bio to learn about new experiences at the Winnetu this summer! 📸: @emilyshell .
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We’re excited to offer Arrive & Drive rentals right from the Winnetu this year! In partnership with MV Auto Rental, we’re offering Jeep Gladiators (with Oversand permits!) plus a variety of other rental cars to get around the island. Rent from us right on-site or book a rental vehicle ahead of time and we’ll arrange to have it waiting for you at the ferry or airport upon your arrival. Tap the link in our bio and head to “Private Experiences” to learn more!
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We’re back open to the public starting June 12th and ready for a #TimelessSummer on Martha’s Vineyard. Head on over to the link in our bio to learn about the new experiences, amenities, and activities we’re offering this season.
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We’re also excited to announce the first winner of our #MyVintageSummer campaign! Congrats to @amoskovitz on her winning vintage photo submission. We loved this shot on the beach from her childhood - it reminds us of everything we love about summer!
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Hello June, we’ve been waiting for you. We can’t wait to welcome you all back starting June 12th. Stay tuned for more.
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Feeling grateful this weekend and can not wait to welcome you back in just a few short weeks 📸: @catboatcharters
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Here’s a little moment of #Vineyard zen to start off your week 📸: @vineyardgazette ...

Keep them coming! We’ve been receiving some amazing #MyVintageSummer submissions and we’re looking forward to seeing more. Tap the link in our bio to learn how submitting a vintage vacation photo could win you a stay with us or our sister resort @thenantucket! While you’re there, check out the other submissions in our virtual scrapbook, like this one from @amoskovitz!
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Love this lighthouse and this shot by @crossroadsgallery. What sights are you looking forward to in your return to the island?
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This red bi-plane is a familiar sight in the sky above the Winnetu. Hoping to hear its engines roar again soon. 📸: @lucydahl4 .
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