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Playa Linda Beach Resort associates enjoyed a festive holiday party held recently in the ballroom of the Aruba Marriott.
A dinner and dance gala included a highlight of the annual award ceremony, honoring associates who were standouts among an already highly qualified and dedicated team.
The year-end event, as well as the mid-year party, is intended as an annual thank you to the entire team, but the award ceremony provides the opportunity to recognize the best of the best. This year was no different with the Employee of the Year going to Rousanne de Weever, who has excelled in her role in HR, in which she helps shape, inform and enrich a close-knit Playa Linda team. Manager of the Year Pauline Taylor-Dijo was recognized for her outstanding contributions in similarly meeting the unique needs of visitors as the head of guest relations. Showing promise and deserving of praise are fellow honorees, Rookie of the Year Yahaira Jimenez and Star of the Year Maria Matos, both from housekeeping. Also recognized for his contribution is Contractor of the Year Leo Klaphaak whose expertise in Loss Prevention continues to enhance safety at the resort.
It was a close tally this year, with so many associates demonstrating a work ethic that goes above and beyond their job description. Department of the Year was also a tough pick with other Playa Linda departments likewise showing immense teamwork and the ability to rise above different challenges. In the end, Engineering received the top honor as Department of the Year.
Often referred to in reviews of the resort, it is the friendliness, talent and dedication of employees that has helped define the Playa Linda experience and which has earned the resort’s spot as a beloved timeshare resort over the course of Playa Linda’s 35-year history. The year-end event helps mark the season as well as celebrates the strength of the Playa Linda family of employees.
Congratulations and wishes for a Bon Pasco were shared among the entire team.