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Couples Tower Isle, Sans Souci say thank you to staff

Carl Gilchrist, Hospitality Jamaica Writer

OUTSTANDING STAFF members at sister hotels Couples Tower Isle and Couples Sans Souci in St Mary were honoured by the respective properties in ceremonies on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.


More than 40 workers at Couples Tower Isle picked up long service awards, ranging from five to 35 years. Clarence Smith, 35 years; Donna Burrell, 30 years; Marlon McCarthy, 30 years; Winsome McPherson, 25 years; and Gwendolyn Tracey, 20 years, being the longest-serving staff members at the pioneering hotel.

Star performers were Kirk Barriffe of front office, for Front of Hotel category; and Alecia Brown of kitchen, for Back of Hotel. Other winners included Royan Marsh, Most Mentioned in CSQ; Errol Sewell of kitchen, Team Leader of the Year; Pollyanna Haber of administration, Junior Manager of the Year; environment manager, Carlinton Dodd – Manager of the Year; and Simone McKenzie of accounts – Most Active Environmental Warden.

Grounds won for Department of the Year and accounts for Most Environmentally Friendly Department. The event featured by wonderful performances by the Silver Bird Steel Orchestra; Dance Expressions; and Jermaine Michaels, who was backed by Fusion band.


With Couples Resorts having taken control of Sans Souci hotel 10 years ago, that figure represents the highest number of years staff members would have served. A total of sixty-eight persons were honoured for serving 10 years and eight for serving five years.

Star performer for Front of House was Tasha-Gaye Braham of front office, while Samantha Pryce of kitchen took the Back of House category. Team Leader of the Year was Andrew Rodney of Bar. The Junior Manager of the Year award went to Allestean Johnson of cost control, while Leroy Walker of maintenance won the award for Manager of the Year.
Department of the Year was front office.

Jody Kay James, Digicel Rising Star for 2015, provided entertainment for the afternoon.
Winners from both properties received several fabulous prizes including cash, appliances and weekend at north coast resorts

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