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 BHA Annual Awards Recognition Luncheon
The Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) honoured the best and brightest in the Bahamas hotel industry this year at its annual Recognition Luncheon, with awards handed out in the categories of Hotelier, Manager, Chef, Casino Executive, Sales Executive, Supervisor and Employee of the Year.

Winners and nominees came from throughout hotel properties in Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama, with the Radisson Cable Beach and the Sheraton Grand each taking two wins.

Employees of Sun International properties, including the Ocean Club, led the nominations with five, followed by Our Lucaya with four, and two apiece for the Radisson Comfort Suites, and Sheraton Grand.

Nominated in the Employee of the year category were Jeffrey Albury from our Lucaya, placing second runner up, and first runner up, Rodney Collie from Sun International.

The BHA Employee of the Year award went to Crystal Bain, a bartender at Comfort Suites. At the recognition luncheon, BHA secretary, Basil Smith said, "Ms. Bain has received more positive comments from guests than the rest of the hotel's staff combined. She is described as a brilliant ambassador, not only for Comfort Suites, but for the entire Bahamas."

Finalists for Supervisor of the Year were Jerome Saunders of Our Lucaya, second runner up, and Sun International's Vernell Miller, first runner up, with the Radisson Cable Beach's Anthony Hall named Supervisor of the Year.

With the Sales Executive of the Year award, Mr. Smith said, "there is no competition." It went to the Sheraton Grand's Adelaide "Della" Smith-Hamilton. Admired for "her skill with establishing rapport with people," and "leaving a lasting impression on customers," Mr. Smith said she has also distinguished herself through community work.

Vernice Walkine
Vernice Walkine, Deputy Director General, Ministry
of Tourism, was one of the judges for the 2001 Awards

 

Barbara Hanna-Cox and Tommy Turnquest
Barbara Hanna-Cox, BHA President and Tommy
Turnquest, Minister of Tourism

 

Jermaine Burnside
Jermaine Burnside, BHA Production Manager

 

J. Barrie Farrington (r)
Luncheon guest with J. Barrie Farrington (r)

 

Alfred Gorlick - Hotelier of the Year
Alfred Gorlick, General Manager of the Sheraton Grand,
Paradise Island wins the Hotelier of the Year Award

 

Basil Smith, Barbara Hanna-Cox and Tommy Turnquest
Basil Smith, BHA Executive Vice President with
Barbara Hanna-Cox and Tommy Turnquest

 

Iris Dillet-Knowles
Hotelier of the Year - 2000, Iris Dillet-Knowles of
Dillet's Guest House with BahamasB2B's Lisa Wells
Tommy Turnquest
Guest speaker Tommy Turnquest delivers an
eloquent speech
The Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) honoured the best and brightest in the Bahamas hotel industry this year at its annual Recognition Luncheon, with awards handed out in the categories of Hotelier, Manager, Chef, Casino Executive, Sales Executive, Supervisor and Employee of the Year.

Winners and nominees came from throughout hotel properties in Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama, with the Radisson Cable Beach and the Sheraton Grand each taking two wins.

Employees of Sun International properties, including the Ocean Club, led the nominations with five, followed by Our Lucaya with four, and two apiece for the Radisson Comfort Suites, and Sheraton Grand.

Nominated in the Employee of the year category were Jeffrey Albury from our Lucaya, placing second runner up, and first runner up, Rodney Collie from Sun International.

The BHA Employee of the Year award went to Crystal Bain, a bartender at Comfort Suites. At the recognition luncheon, BHA secretary, Basil Smith said, "Ms. Bain has received more positive comments from guests than the rest of the hotel's staff combined. She is described as a brilliant ambassador, not only for Comfort Suites, but for the entire Bahamas."

Finalists for Supervisor of the Year were Jerome Saunders of Our Lucaya, second runner up, and Sun International's Vernell Miller, first runner up, with the Radisson Cable Beach's Anthony Hall named Supervisor of the Year.

With the Sales Executive of the Year award, Mr. Smith said, "there is no competition." It went to the Sheraton Grand's Adelaide "Della" Smith-Hamilton. Admired for "her skill with establishing rapport with people," and "leaving a lasting impression on customers," Mr. Smith said she has also distinguished herself through community work.

(Article taken from The Bahama Journal. Photos by BahamasB2B)


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