Anita Gittelson is a busy woman. Her office attests to this. The thrumming streets of Manhattan provide an appropriate backdrop to the cozy space decorated with framed newspaper articles, certificates, photos, and amenity kits. It is, in essence, a museum of her long and storied career. She herself is a small, wiry woman – full of energy, resplendent in her New York hospitality, the sort of woman who does personal presentations in white suits, and yet there’s steel beneath it all. She radiates strength. To witness it is to understand how she has managed to become the “godmother” of amenity kits. I sit on her couch beside her napping dog as she quickly handles a conference call. It’s an unfettered glimpse into her fast-paced life.
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