Building on the culture of celebrating excellence, Round Hill Hotel and Villas recently hosted their bi- annual Long Service Awards Ceremony on Tuesday – November 19.
Hosted by Omar Robinson (General Manager) and Menseita Ottey (Reservations Manager), the well- attended event offered laughter and good cheer. The Hanover Terrace was transformed into an intimate setting with the perfect blend of sophistication and glamour, and the 3- course meal prepared by Round Hill’s Award- winning culinary team was complimented by the melodious sounds of the “Jus Us 2 Band” and Ashley.
The 78 awardees were treated to inspiring words courtesy of the evening’s guest speaker, The Honourable Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP – Minister of Tourism. Recognized as the world’s leading Tourism Minister, Bartlett used the occasion to commend the service professionals for their outstanding personalized service. He expressed that their commitment to deliver memorable experiences has helped Round Hill remain one of the leading vacation getaway, and Jamaica one of the most competitive tourism destinations worldwide with record breaking arrivals and revenue.
Daniel McIntyre, who was this year’s only recipient of an award for over 45 years of service received a standing ovation. McIntyre, who was at a loss for words, has been a gardener at Cottage 1 during his tenure.
The awardee’s response was delivered by Nelda Kerr of the Housekeeping department, who encouraged her fellow colleagues and attendees to continue to excel in all their endeavours. Kerr also received an award for over 40 years of service.
See below for the complete list of awardees:
List of Awardees
Keisha Darby- Hines
Velta Ruddock- Wilson
Melvarine Clarke- Rowe
Kerisha Fisher- Forbes
Althea Goombs- Sampson
Dawn Chambers- Kerr
Joy Murry- Marston
Ina Sharpe- McIntosh