General Manager Rob Smith welcomed his department heads and thanked them for the warm reception heâ€™s received since October, when he assumed the general managerâ€™s position at the hotel. Smith went on to thank a number of key people who facilitated that transition period and helped him â€˜hit the ground running,â€™ get off to a brisk and successful start at the eve of the islandâ€™s busy winter season.
Managers enjoyed the often-comical random assignment of other members of management to whom they anonymously gave a gift, and got a kick out of the guessing game leading to the reveal of the identity of the gift-giving colleague.
The gathering also recognized the extra efforts of managers Henri Barrau, Juan Semerel and Angelique Croes during the past quarter-year. Chief of Security Henri Barrau was lauded as manager of the quarter, for his contributions to the resortâ€™s clockwork operation.
Pictured here some unique gift-unwrapping styles and recognition of excellence, over cocktails and hors dâ€™oeuvres.