Sun | Dec 11, 2016

All white affair

Published:Friday | December 12, 2014 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera
Director of Tourism Paul Pennicook (right) and regional director, USA, Donnie Dawson are quite dapper in the all white attire.
From left: Laverne Walker, Jamaica Tourist Board's Torrance Lewis, Chloe Wrench and Anthony Duber dancing the night away.
From left: VIP Attraction's David Hall share lens time with Jamaica Travel Specialist awardee, Ruth DeMuth and her colleague, Mitch Toren.
Dancing to the PACE Band was easy.
Pausing for a photo op are (from left) Kayla Johnson, Donna Chevalier, John Woolcock, and Michelle Carbine.
The Secrets Resorts' head honchos, Deryk Meany (left), Emilio Huhn (second right) and Ramon Ascendo (right) share lens time with the Jamaica Tourist Board's big wig in the US, Donnie Dawson (secnd left).
1
2
3
4
5
6

Secret All White Affair

WESTERN BUREAU:

Secrets Resorts pulled out all stops, and even laid a red carpet at the feet of the top 50 Jamaica Travel Specialist awardees at its White Affair on Monday night in Montego Bay.

Now in its third year, Secrets closed off its Barracuda Beach, handing over exclusive right of place to the travel agents from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, in what many have tagged the party of the year.

The resort used blue and fuchsia laser lighting, LED and spotlights, white sheer drapes and four strategically placed cabanas, accentuated by bon fire, along the beach to create the perfect party atmosphere.

On the rocks, stood men in the likeness of Adonis, each wielding fire staff or pois (chains with balls of fire), to titillate and awaken the senses of the agents, experts on destination Jamaica.

Topping the uniqueness and all-out fabulousness, the resort's assistant entertainment director, Delrose Bahadure, brought in models and had their bodies painted silver. Coupled with the beat of a band that is fast becoming the best party band in the region, Pace Band, it was a night to dance to the sound of reggae, rhythm and blues, disco and soca - an event that will remain etched in the minds of those who attended.

As if the decor, entertainment and beautiful white outfits were not enough, the hotel's executive chef, Jose Alias 'sinned' by laying out a spread that heightened the palates and satisfied the most discerning.

The event was hosted by Director of Tourism Paul Pennicook, Deputy Director of the Americas Donnie Dawson and his various sales and business-development managers, including Dian Holland, Torrance Lewis, Phillip Rose, Kenton Senior, John Woolcock, Karlene Shakes, Marcia Bullock, Dan Hamilton and Mark McDermoth.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com