JIS News

General Manager of Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa, Jeremy Jones, has said that the hotel at the end of its first year of operations, has the potential to ‘rock’ the tourism world and become a force to be reckoned with.
Congratulating some 14 top achievers among hotel staff members at the first annual staff awards function of Sandals Whitehouse on (February 9) Mr. Jones noted that despite the present achievements, the hotel still had a long way to go, but without a doubt, would achieve that goal.
“I think that Sandals Whitehouse still has a long way to go. We are at the moment having to be very aggressive in the market place with the pricing because people’s memories aren’t that short, they will remember that they saw a relatively good product that had a lot of scope and the genuine feel of being a really great resort,” Mr. Jones told JIS News.
He pointed out that the awards function, which formed part of a week of activities to celebrate the hotel’s first year of operations, constituted a proud moment for the entire Sandals Whitehouse family and that, despite the teething pains of the past, the hotel had been able to deliver the quality service to match a product that the Sandals chain was always going to be proud of.
“I believe that what gets rewarded is what gets repeated. The more you reward someone for the good they do, the more often they are going to be doing it. I just see the need to celebrate this level of excellence every chance I get . I don’t believe in giving awards and trophies to just about any and everybody. I think you have to earn it and these awardees are deserving of their awards,” he said.
Among the top performers who walked away with attractive prizes were Supervisor of the Year – Karen Smart, Manager of the year – Ingrid Ferguson, General Manager’s Special Awardee, Lorraine McFarlane, Runner-up Ultra Employee of the year, Desrick Boothe, and topping the list was the most outstanding employee who won the ‘Ultra Employee’ award, Alvan Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was presented with the coveted Sandals Whitehouse trophy in addition to airline tickets for a trip to a Sandals destination abroad.
Completing the list of awardees were Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year, Amol James and Rita-Lee Johnson respectively.The department of the year award went to the Laundry Department.