The Radisson awards distinctions for the first quarter of 2010

The Grand Caribbean Ballroom was transformed into as associate restaurant as the Star Team of the quarter was celebrated over delicious barbeque lunch.

The idea was to involve as many associates as possible in the award ceremony and hosting the festive luncheon in the ballroom contributed to high attendance, of an engaged audience.

Masters of Ceremony, General Manager Rob Smith, and Director of Human Resources Glenn Farro shared the honor of reading out the nominations.

For January, Roland Riddertaat won top honors as the chef who made the Fund Raiser for Haiti super-successful. His Oyster Soup sold out, and was a true hit, as Aruba mobilized to collect donations for the badly stricken neighboring island. For February Hendrik Webb of Engineering, who is a landscaping initiative-taker, was praised for his singular focus on work, and for March, Jean Guptill, who works for the resort’s head office in Ft. Lauderdale, ran off with the Colleague of the Month distinction for her tremendous “Yes I Can” attitude and her willingness to tackle anything from accounting to administration.

Other finalists for January included Adriana Morris, Margarita Vries, Thelma Franken and Dolph Paesch; for February, Hector Wilson, Ligia Lacle, Alejandro Cuzcano and Jacky Leyba; and for March Estella Rodriguez, Thelma Franken, Amarillys Gomez and Vigilio Flores.

Pictured here, recognized for their stellar performance, the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa associates.

The resorts also used the opportunity to celebrate a number of five, ten, fifteen, and twenty year anniversaries, and important career landmarks.