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.

Award Participation

The 2019 awards categories:

  • Employee of the Year Small Company
  • Employee of the Year Large Company
  • Supervisor of the Year Large Company
  • Manager of the Year Small Company
  • Manager of the Year Large Company
  • Young Tourism Professional
  • Sustainability Champion 
  • Lifetime of Service Award

Application Review:

A group of qualified independent professionals selected by the Award committee evaluated all applications. These judges were selected locally and had no connection with the award event sponsors nor applicants. They met the highest standards of qualifications and peer recognition.

*The Lifetime of Service Award honored an employee of an AHATA member that dedicated over 25 years of excellent work to hospitality.

AHATA Excellence Awards 2019 Winners

Employee of the Year Small Company

Lisyene Becker

General Accountant - The Mill Resort & Suites

Employee of the Year Large Company

Edmond Kock

Guest Service Technician - Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

Supervisor of the Year

Justine Cremony

Executive Administrative Assistant - The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

Manager of the Year Small Company

Jagdish Dialani

Sales Manager - Diamonds International - Aruba

Manager of the Year Large Company

Edgar Cornet

Assistant Front Desk Manager - Riu Palace Antillas

Young Tourism Professional of the Year

Manon Scholte Lubberink

Account Executive - De Palm Tours

Sustainability Champion of the Year

Frank Sabajo

Safety & Environmental Manager - La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino

Lifetime of Service Award

Victoriano Quant

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

AHATA Excellence Awards 2019 Nominees

Nominees Employee of the Year Small Company

Nominees Employee of the Year Large Company

Nominees Supervisor of the Year

Nominees Manager of the Year Large Company

Nominees Young Tourism Professional of the Year

Nominees Sustainability Champion of the Year

Nominees Lifetime of Service

AHATA’s Excellence Awards 2018

Employee of the Year

Berlinda Engelhardt

Navigator - Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Supervisor of the Year

Shemuel Koolman

Assistant Rooms Operation Manager - Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Manager of the Year

Barbara Nieuwmeyer-Bregita

Senior Sales Manager - De Palm Tours

Young Tourism Professional of the Year

Axl Jordy Ismail

Director of Casino Operations - The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

Lifetime Achievement Award

Beverly Williams Perez

Banquet Manager - Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino

Sustainability Champion of the Year

Nathaly Stanley

Sustainability Manager - Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

AHATA’s Excellence Awards 2017

Employee of the Year

Harold Rasmijn

Restaurant Captain at Chophouse - Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa.

Supervisor of the Year

Adriaan Albertsz

Engineering Supervisor - Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino

Manager of the Year

Aldrick Farro

Facilities Manager - Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

Young Tourism Professional of the Year

Javier Sint Jago

Energy Manager - Divi Tamarijn Aruba Beach Resort.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Hubert Kip

Pit Boss - Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.