Sandals Resorts International continues to play a major role in the development of the creative resource on island. Fresh from what has become the greatest resort show within the industry – the Sandals Prestige Awards, team members across the three resorts in Saint Lucia are back in caucus already planning to best their efforts ahead of next year’s event.
As a major contributor and player within the tourism sector in Saint Lucia for over two decades, it is not unusual to expect that the name Sandals is synonymous with the creation of luxury included world class holidays and vacations of a lifetime. To its team members who have a natural skill and excel in the performing arts, Sandals is more than just a job. It provides a full time creative space for expression for those team members who are serious about the performing arts. Every night, these team members put on their stage personalities, get into costume, wait for the curtain call.
General Manager of the Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa and Beach Resort Winston Anderson, in speaking after the 9th Annual Prestige Awards, acknowledges that, “Sandals provides an opportunity for my talented staff to perform at the highest level and to hone their craft. Among the many talented cast are dancers, singers and production people. My team members love what they do. And I look forward to giving them an opportunity to be the best they can be whether they are performing for team members like themselves, or for our overseas guests.”
Coming at the end of successful performances that had already been produced by Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort and Sandals Regency Golf Resort and Spa, team members from the Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort went all out to present an unforgettable event which featured a rich staff cast who were behind the scenes as well as front and centre stage.
Regional Entertainment Manager Trevor King appreciated the hard work of the team, stating proudly that “the production elements – the stage, set design, lighting, and props were all environmentally friendly and made from recyclable materials. Team members contributed to this effort significantly.”
Amidst a flurry of performances, winners were announced in the following categories –
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa and Beach Resort General Manager Winston Anderson crowned Jammer Georges from the Entertainment Department as its Diamond Team Member of 2016, while the Platinum Team Member award, presented by Operations Manager Dorsea Lawson-Daniel, went to Butler Wilbert Thompson.
Other winners included:
Trudy Poleon, Kitchen – All Rounder of The Year; Vitalis Smith, Grounds – Legendary Team Member; Leonard Jules, Maintenance – Earth Guardian; Resort Shop – Sandals Sentinel; Janelle Andrew, Spa – Money Maker; Neville Atille, Entertainment – Peoples Choice; Jacqueline Moses, House Keeping – Heart of House; Thecla Browne, Grounds – Pace Setter; House Keeping Department – Department of the Year; Marcus Delice, Maintenance – Manager of the Year.