Excellence Awards

AHATA’s Excellence Award recognizes outstanding people working directly in the Tourism Industry, exclusively for AHATA’s Hotel Members, AHATA’s Timeshare Resort Members and AHATA’s Allied Members.

Award Participation

The 2019 awards categories:

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

Application Review:

A group of qualified independent professionals selected by the Award committee will evaluate all applications. These judges have been selected locally and have no connection with the award event sponsors nor applicants. They meet the highest standards of qualifications and peer recognition.

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.