Happy to be of service: Parmelia Hilton room service attendant

Malcolm Galway at work. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        d443242
Malcolm Galway at work. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        d443242

HILTON hotels have been a big part of Duncraig resident Malcolm Galway’s (65) life.

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

Mr Galways’ 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 got married at Parmelia Hilton Perth.

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

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

He is among 40 per cent of Parmelia Hilton employees who have worked at the hotel for more than five years.