South Beach celebrates staff

Staffers at South Beach Hotel were recently rewarded for the sterling service provided to local and visiting clientele in 2017, at an awards ceremony held at the plush Rockley, Christ Church property.

It marked the first such ceremony at the hotel which is part of the Ocean Hotels Group and which has gained a well-earned reputation as among the leaders in the industry on the south coast.

Addressing those gathered for the special occasion, operations manager Harriette Morris congratulated the recipients of awards which ranged from service excellence and years of service to departmental recognition and general contribution to maintaining the high reputation of the hotel.

Morris said management was fortunate to have such dedicated employees and expressed her personal gratitude for the effort and extra time they had put into their work at the hotel during the year.

“For the short time I have been here I have seen the camaraderie level rise which has created a sense of belonging. So I want to encourage our team to feel free to approach with your ideas that can improve the daily operations,” Morris said.

She noted that South Beach was currently 14th on Trip Advisor and had achieved the RCI gold crown for 2017.

“While we are so proud of these accomplishments, we are looking forward to an even bigger and better 2018 as we continue to strive to be the number one hotel within the Ocean Hotels Group and on Trip Advisor,” Morris said.

Among those receiving recognition was Brian Mayers who got a longstanding employee award having been with the company over a decade. He also received an award for being the most reliable employee.

Club coordinator Sherrita Sargeant, who was one of the driving forces behind organizing the occasion, received an award for her overall outstanding performances during the year.

John Worrell’s dedication to ensuring that maintenance operations at the property are in top shape was recognised when he received an award for being the most consistent employee on the plant.

Annette Chase’s reliability and ability to arrest problem situations before they occur and her general on-hands approach to her work were rewarded with her being recognised as the most proactive employee for the year.

The Housekeeping Department had reason for its own celebrations when the supervisor of that department, Sharon Clarke, was deemed the hotel’s supervisor of the year.

There were a number of other awards handed out and the opportunity as well for staffers and management to enjoy their own hospitality and tasty fare.

Source: (WG)

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