General Manager Joe Najjar promised his managers to minimize speeches and maximize enjoyment, as he presented four overachievers from among his managers, namely Sonny Partodikromo, Greta de Cuba, Ichel Lynch & Efigenio Dania.
Najjar went on to praise Chef Sonny for his quality and cost-consciousness, he lauded activities queen Greta for her passion and drive, and distinguished the front deskâ€™s champion Ichel for her patience and determination. He honored engineering chief Dania for his loyalty and sense of responsibility.
Greta de Cuba, the winner of the Manager of the Quarter award was surprised to hear her name called out, but Najjar pointed out that she just merged a number of departments successfully and that her excellent leadership added joy and playfulness to the overall guest experience at the resort.
Having concluded the award ceremony in record time, Najjar and his team headed out for a spin on the golf course. Seated in golf carts, they experienced the multi-colored sunset over the Divine Nine. At the Learning Center they split into two groups, one conducting a Putting Contest the other enjoying a golf clinic, until it was time for an extended Friday Happy Hour at Mulliganâ€™s Golf CafÃ©, Bar & Restaurant.
Hosted by golf pro James Kiley and Tabitha Fecunda, Island Marketing & Promotion Manager, the Links at Divi Aruba, the afternoon was a terrific success.