Hilton Rose Hall awards staff
Barrington Flemming, Gleaner Writer
WESTERN BUREAU:Norette Myrie-Barrett was the toast of the 22nd Annual Service Awards Ceremony of the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa on Tuesday when she copped the Associate of the Year Award.
Myrie-Barrett, who works at the bar, has been at the hotel for the past 15 years. She said it felt good to have won and lists the award as one of her best moments since working at the resort.
"I am surprised, but I am happy. It feels real good. This is just great!" she said.
"I believe in consistency. I have always been doing this, and I believe in doing things well. Do your best at all times and be honest and you will shine. Don't stop doing what you are doing no matter what negative things you might hear. Just do what you do best at all times, and love your job."
She received among her awards, $90,000 in cash; a return trip to the United States; a four-night complimentary stay at the Miami Sheraton Hotel in Florida; a 32-inch flat-screen television set; and a BlackBerry smartphone.
many gifts and prizes
First runner-up was Camille Ellis of the front office, and second runner-up was Shirley Williams of the executive office.
Sixty-six persons were awarded at the ceremony, with four persons receiving awards for five years of service, 22 for 10 years, 10 for 15 years, and 13 persons for 20 years of service.
Otis Schloss from the Engineering Department was awarded Supervisor of the Year while Conroy Thompson, group sales manager, was chosen Manager of the Year.
The Master of Smile Award, which carries an award of $80,000 and a 20-inch flat screen television set, among other prizes, was copped by Romaldo Simpson. Orville Brown of the kitchen took home the Third Shift Shining Star Award.
Claudette Satchwell took home the award for Consistent Service while Jacqui Henry won the Award of Excellence.