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Hilton Rose Hallís Associate of the Year 2016 Debbie Irving (centre) is flanked by (from left) Wendy Gallagher, Rich Cortese, Stephanie Vassell, Carol Bourke, Marie Brown, and Robert Burg.
Hilton Rose Hall Resort staff sing and dance to the words of gospel artiste Kevin Downswell
Denny Hines (centre), Most Recognised Associate, flanked by Romona Davis (left) and Patrick Samuels.
Managing director of Jewel Resorts and general manager of Hilton Rose Hall, Carol Bourke, and her hotel manager, Daine Golaub, celebratin

Hilton Rose Hall rewards outstanding staff

Janet Silvera, Hospitality Jamaica Coordinator

Hilton Rose Hall, Montego Bay staff who performed outstandingly in 2016 were recently celebrated and awarded at the hotel's second Service Awards Ceremony.

Top performer, Debbie Irving, of the Purchasing Department, who was named Associate of the Year, walked away with a brand-new Nissan Tiida motorcar; a five-nigh, six-day stay at Doubletree by Hilton at the entrance of the Universal Studios; a two-night, three-day stay at the Round Hill Hotel; and more than $250,000 in cash.

She shared the spotlight with first runner-up associate, Clover Hanson; and second runner-up associate, Sandre Frazer.

"All the awardees must be outstanding employees and exhibit commitment to quality in carrying out job responsibilities and is an asset to his/her department," said Nadine Reid, human resources manager at the resort.

She added that the recipients are selected based on their willingness to take initiative and accept and carry out additional responsibilities beyond regular job assignments.

"Consistently dependable and punctual in reporting for duty, completing assignments on time, and participating in additional responsibilities, are among the attributes," said Reid.

Longstanding and renowned employee, Janett Wedderburn, copped the Manager of the Year award, taking home $239,800 in the process, while Shane Lewis was named Supervisor of the Year. Lewis received $229,800.

"These are persons who portray a positive attitude towards work responsibilities, their co-workers, and guests and serve as role models for others," Reid pointed out, noting that all the awardees exhibited exemplary service in daily work, and gave contribution to department, community and hotel projects.

The others recognised at the event were:

Special Recognition - Karl Whonder

Top Wine Sales - Bevon Smith

Sales Achievement - Golda Lovelace

Bartender of the Year - Kadian Clarke

Chef of the Year - Dennis Gilling

Blue Energy Award - Junior Nash

Guest Services Award - Desmond Donegan

GM Merit Award - Dion Marks

Hilton Ambassador - Vinessa Uter

Department of the Year - Laundry

Most Exemplary - Annie-Kay Royce

Smile Award - Kelvin Morris

Most Recognised - Denny Hines. 

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