Hi, my name's Anthony Parrillo, I'm Italian and understand how important family is. When you come to my hotel I don't look at you as another client, I look at you as the newest member of my family that I have built for myself at this hotel. All of my current wedding groups can attest that I try my hardest to make their image of a perfect day a reality. My top priority is to make sure that your closest friends and family are comfortable and happy while staying at my property. I'm never hard to reach, and don't mind if you want to call me every week until your wedding to check on your block of rooms. I rather talk to you each week and make sure your block and any events you plan here are the way you want, so when we get closer to the big day you have nothing to worry about. My ultimate goal is to make sure that you have the best experience before and after your wedding.
Hilton Long IslandLong Island Hilton
598 Broadhollow Rd
Melville, New York 11747Directions
The Wedding Industry
The reason I got into the wedding industry is because when I was a front desk agent I always heard brides and grooms talk about sales people that weren't helpful or who would just brush them off, and I wanted to be the first sales manager that didn't make them feel that way. I know that I don't like it when someone treats me like I'm wasting their time or being a burden, so I wanted to make an environment where every couple feels valued and appreciated. Some day when I get married I hope the person who is handling my block of rooms and other events at the hotel is going to treat me the same way.
The Wedding Memories
My favorite wedding memory is one that I just had recently back in May (2023). This brides parents had spent the last 7 months planning this welcome reception with me. We talked on the phone or via email every week, I drew out diagrams of what the event space would look like and how it would be set up. Then finally the day of the event arrived. The parents of the bride, their family members, my banquet team and myself all decorated the event space together to the point where I didn't even recognize my own restaurant area. It was amazing to see everyone work together to transform this space into the ideal image of what the mother of the bride had envisioned.
I specialize in blocks of sleeping rooms, private breakfasts, late bars, hospitality rooms (a room for the bride or groom and their wedding party to get ready in).
I started out as a front desk agent when I graduated from college and worked hard until I got promoted to a Sales Coordinator. Then when Covid first happened I got laid off and had to start looking for a new job, and that's when I decided to take my skills to Fire Island. I got a job as a front desk agent at a hotel in Ocean Bay Park and after a week I was promoted to Front Office Manager. Shortly after that I had impressed the owners of the hotel and they promoted me to Assistant General Manager of the hotel. Since this hotel is seasonal I had to come back to Long Island and start my search again for something closer to home. That's when I got a call from my old hotel and got my Sales Coordinator job back. After almost a year of being a Sales Coordinator again, I started searching for my next milestone, becoming a Sales Manager. I applied and interviewed with the Long Island Hilton and now I'm thriving as the new Sales Manager here. I've been at the Long Island Hilton for a year now and have helped many couples make the most out of their special day! My next milestone would be becoming a Director of Sales.
The most frequently asked questions I get are as followed:
- How many rooms do you need in order to do a block? Answer: At least 10 rooms on one night.
- If I fill up all the rooms in my block can I get more at the same rate? Answer: Depending on when you call me to ask for more rooms, I have no problem adding them to your block. Sometimes I can keep the rate the same and sometimes the new rooms might be at a slightly higher rate because more people have booked at the hotel or I am almost sold out.
- Are we responsible for a certain number of rooms in the block? Answer: For a normal block, you a responsible to fill 80% of the total amount of rooms in the block, unless I offer you a courtesy block.
Some of my hobbies include spending time with my friends, going to the beach, or going out east to the wineries.
- Bridal Suite
- Groom Quarters
- Reception Area
- Indoor Event Space
- Handicap Accessible
- On-Site Accommodations
- Nearby Guest Accommodations
- On-Site Ceremony
- On-Site After Party Location
- Honeymoon Suites
- Handicapped rooms
- After Party Bar
- Conference Rooms for getting ready
- Send off breakfast/brunch
- Discounted rates
- Hotel bag distribution
Was there for just a place to stay for my cousin's wedding and the overnight experience couldn't have been more pleasant. Room was comfy, check in and out was easy, and the place was clean.
Beautiful reception area. Adequately staffed. Had a breakfast in the dining area for large groups. Staff was very attentive. Food was great. I had heard the Hilton was redone and it looks really nice. Great job! I was impressed.
I had a 3 night stay Was part of a wedding party The staff were very Busy But always seemed like they had time to help . The bellhop was amazing.
Enjoyed my 3 day stay. Rooms were immaculate. Customer service was exceptional Friendly staff, nice restaurants.
Best hotel for a wedding room block!! Work with Brittney Scott and you won't be disappointed - she left no detail untouched and was there the entire weekend to make sure we were happy.
We had very pleasant stay . Really enjoyed the pool and hut tub.
The room was comfortable and clean.
The hotel was very clean, the king room we had was huge! Beds were not rock hard, staff were super friendly, the Indian restaurant is a must! There is an indoor pool. The landscape was wonderful.