Excellence Awards

AHATA Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding people working directly in the Tourism Industry, exclusively for AHATA Hotel Members, AHATA Timeshare Resort Members and AHATA Allied Members. In 2021, AHATA honored 39 exemplary pillars of hospitality with the AHATA Excellence in 2021 Awards.


Award Participation

In 2021, AHATA honored these individuals by hosting a luncheon. The event began with an opening address by AHATA's CEO and President, Tisa LaSorte, and was followed by a congratulatory message from Mr. Dangui Oduber, Minister of Tourism and Public Health. Mr. Glenbert Croes, Labor, Energy, and Integration Minister, was also present. The 39 honorees were each presented with an award certificate and received a token of appreciation, courtesy of Caribbean Mercantile Bank, CMB. 


Click here to watch the full-length AHATA Excellence in 2021 Awards ceremony. 

AHATA's Excellence Awards 2021

Ana Maria Artunduaga

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Ana Maria Artunduaga

Waitress - Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
Angel Rodriguez

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Angel Rodriguez

Maintenance Man - Boardwalk Boutique Hotel
Carell Leonardo Fingal

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Carell Leonardo Fingal

Senior Maintenance Technician - Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort
Cheqion Arends

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Cheqion Arends

Driver - De Palm Corporation
Daniel Fernandes Perna

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Daniel Fernandes Perna

Director of Catering and Local Sales - Holiday Inn Resort
Daniel Quandus

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Daniel Quandus

Assistant Executive Housekeeper - Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort
Delaine Samuels

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Delaine Samuels

Store Supervisor - The Salamander Group
Errol Every

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Errol Every

Property Maintenance Supervisor - ECO Santa Lucia Landhuis & Cunucu
Erwin Williams

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Erwin Williams

Doorman - Divi Village
Freya Kraag

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Freya Kraag

Owner - Barbulet Concierge
Gary Bird

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Gary Bird

Driver/ Tour Guide - EL Tours & Transfers
Genise Boisrond

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Genise Boisrond

Public Areas Supervisor - The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
Glenda Henricus

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Glenda Henricus

Senior Operations Manager - Eco DMS
Godfried Loefstop

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Godfried Loefstop

Engineer 1 - Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club
Gregory Tromp

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Gregory Tromp

IT Supervisor - Divi & Tamarijn All Inclusive Resorts
Jacquelina Kelly

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Jacquelina Kelly

Front Desk Manager - RIU Palace Antillas
Jeanclaude Werleman

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Jeanclaude Werleman

Pastry Chef - Infini Restaurant
Jennifer Bueno

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Jennifer Bueno

Restaurant Manager - Papiamento Restaurant
Jenny Boekhoudt

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Jenny Boekhoudt

Executive Administrative Assistant - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club
John Lopez Restrepo

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

John Lopez Restrepo

Shift Leader at Bell Services - La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino
Jose Ureña

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Jose Ureña

Junior Sous Chef - Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort
Jose Villada Restrepo

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Jose Villada Restrepo

Head Chef - Yemanja Woodfired Grill
Josue Santana

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Josue Santana

Front Desk Manager - RIU Palace Aruba
Julie-Ann Dijkhoff

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Julie-Ann Dijkhoff

Front Office Manager - Radisson Blu Aruba
Kanchan Motwani

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Kanchan Motwani

Sales Manager - Diamonds International
Kinziah Rodriguez

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Kinziah Rodriguez

Front Desk & Operations, Charter Rep. - Fofoti Tours & Transfers
Lindella Croes

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Lindella Croes

Store Manager - JL Penha
Marisol Sanchez Maldonado

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Marisol Sanchez Maldonado

Sales & Marketing Manager - Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
Minoushka Lampe

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Minoushka Lampe

Assistant Manager - Colombian Emeralds
Natalia Certuche

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Natalia Certuche

Beauty Advisor - Maggy's
Paola Thielman

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Paola Thielman

Housekeeping Manager - Courtyard by Marriott Aruba Resort
Ramon Statie

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Ramon Statie

Pool and Landscaping Supervisor - Divi Phoenix Beach Resort
Raynedrick Koolman

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Raynedrick Koolman

Sales & Marketing Manager - Pelican Adventures
Roland Hermosen

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Roland Hermosen

Assistant Front Office Manager - Eagle Aruba Resort
Rose-Mary Loopstok

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Rose-Mary Loopstok

Chef de Cuisine - Po-Ké Ono Restaurant
Rulene Schmidt

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Rulene Schmidt

Finance Coordinator - Hyatt Place Aruba Airport
Sandra Aragon-Ramirez

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Sandra Aragon-Ramirez

General Manager - AZIA Restaurant & Lounge
Shamanta Dirksz

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Shamanta Dirksz

Commercial Relations Coordinator - Tropical Bottling Company
Yesenia Valle-Ferreira

AHATA Excellence in 2021 Award

Yesenia Valle-Ferreira

Supervisor - Professional Pest Control

AHATA's Excellence Awards 2020

Adele John

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Adele John

F&B / Health Protocol Manager - Brickell Bay Beach Clubs
Alexander de los Santos

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Alexander de los Santos

Engineer II - Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club
Aldrick Pontilius

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Aldrick Pontilius

Senior Bartender - Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort
Amaris Werleman

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Amaris Werleman

Internal Auditor - La Cabana Beach Resort
Ana Carina Matos

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Ana Carina Matos

Vacation Rental Property Manager - Turibana Plaza/ Vacation Aruba
Anoushka de Cuba

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Anoushka de Cuba

Director of Human Resources - Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino
Audey Bronstein

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Audey Bronstein

Director of Security - Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort
Bibiana Cano

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Bibiana Cano

Restaurant Supervisor - Po-Ke Ono Restaurant
Earlyson Hooi

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Earlyson Hooi

Bus Driver/ Tour Guide - EL Tours & Transfers
Edy Paidin

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Edy Paidin

Mechanic & Road Service Technician - Hertz Aruba
Ereline Presentacion

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Ereline Presentacion

Bus Driver/ Tour Guide - De Palm Tours
Eriberto Holsman

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Eriberto Holsman

Technician - Professional Pest Control
Esmeralda Schotman

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Esmeralda Schotman

Cruise, Risk and Quality Management - Fofoti Tours & Transfers
Haydy Obispo

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Haydy Obispo

Director of Engineering - The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
Jenny Erazo

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Jenny Erazo

Director of Retail - Aruba Marriott Resort
Luis Araque

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Luis Araque

Security Manager - Wind Creek Casino
Maria Wever

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Maria Wever

Customer Service / Beauty Advisor - Maggy's
Marie- Elise Tromp

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Marie- Elise Tromp

Reservations Agent - Blue and Azure Residences
Jose Alcocer

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Jose Alcocer

Pool & Beach Attendant - Courtyard by Marriott Resort
Rafael Gallardo

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Rafael Gallardo

Purchasing Manager - Divi All-Inclusive
Rubert Emerenciana

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Rubert Emerenciana

Lead Engineer - Divi Village
Ryan Bareño

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Ryan Bareño

Director of Engineering - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club
Shakell Bird

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Shakell Bird

Front Office Agent - Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort
Sue Ann Lin

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Sue Ann Lin

Director of Loss Prevention - Holiday Inn Resort Aruba
Vashni Wix- Chirino

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Vashni Wix- Chirino

Sales Associate - Eco DMS
Veronica Castañeda Espinoza

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Veronica Castañeda Espinoza

Housekeeping Assistant Supervisor - Boardwalk Boutique Hotel
Victor Macdonal Morla

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Victor Macdonal Morla

Room Care / Maintenance Department - Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
William Bautista

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

William Bautista

Pool, Beach & Garden Supervisor - Manchebo Beach Resort
Chrislaine Paula

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Chrislaine Paula

Security, Health & Hygiene Supervisor - RIU Palace Aruba

AHATA's Excellence Awards 2019

Lisyene Becker

Employee of the Year Small Company

Lisyene Becker

General Accountant - The Mill Resort & Suites
Edmond Kock

Employee of the Year Large Company

Edmond Kock

Guest Service Technician - Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort
Justine Cremony

Supervisor of the Year

Justine Cremony

Executive Administrative Assistant - The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
Jagdish Dialani

Manager of the Year Small Company

Jagdish Dialani

Sales Manager - Diamonds International - Aruba
Edgar Cornet

Manager of the Year Large Company

Edgar Cornet

Assistant Front Desk Manager - Riu Palace Antillas
Manon Scholte Lubberink

Young Tourism Professional of the Year

Manon Scholte Lubberink

Account Executive - De Palm Tours
Frank Sabajo

Sustainability Champion of the Year

Frank Sabajo

Safety & Environmental Manager - La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino
Victoriano Quant

Lifetime of Service Award

Victoriano Quant

General Maintenance B - Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino

AHATA's Excellence Awards 2018

Berlinda Engelhardt

Employee of the Year

Berlinda Engelhardt

Navigator - Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Shemuel Koolman

Supervisor of the Year

Shemuel Koolman

Assistant Rooms Operation Manager - Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Barbara Nieuwmeyer-Bregita

Manager of the Year

Barbara Nieuwmeyer-Bregita

Senior Sales Manager - De Palm Tours
Axl Jordy Ismail

Young Tourism Professional of the Year

Axl Jordy Ismail

Director of Casino Operations - The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
Beverly Williams Perez

Lifetime Achievement Award

Beverly Williams Perez

Banquet Manager - Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino
Nathaly Stanley

Sustainability Champion of the Year

Nathaly Stanley

Sustainability Manager - Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

AHATA's Excellence Awards 2017

Harold Rasmijn

Employee of the Year

Harold Rasmijn

Restaurant Captain at Chophouse - Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa.
Adriaan Albertsz

Supervisor of the Year

Adriaan Albertsz

Engineering Supervisor - Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino
Aldrick Farro

Manager of the Year

Aldrick Farro

Facilities Manager - Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.
Javier Sint Jago

Young Tourism Professional of the Year

Javier Sint Jago

Energy Manager - Divi Tamarijn Aruba Beach Resort.
Hubert Kip

Lifetime Achievement Award

Hubert Kip

Pit Boss - Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.