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 2020, AHATA honored exemplary pillars of hospitality with the "AHATA Excellence in 2020 Awards". 


Award Participation

AHATA member companies had the opportunity to select one employee that stood out most during the crisis for their motivation, dedication, and productivity in the battle to overcome our economic crisis and lift the tourism industry back on its feet. 29 honorees were recognized and thanked individually between November 23 and December 17, 2020, by AHATA's President and CEO, Tisa LaSorte. Thanks to the sponsorship of CMB- Caribbean Mercantile Bank, each honoree received a reward with the purpose to incentivize savings and help build financial reserves for a more secure future.

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Awards

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Adele John

F&B / Health Protocol Manager - Brickell Bay Beach Clubs

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Alexander de los Santos

Engineer II - Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Aldrick Pontilius

Senior Bartender - Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Amaris Werleman

Internal Auditor - La Cabana Beach Resort

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Ana Carina Matos

Vacation Rental Property Manager - Turibana Plaza/ Vacation Aruba

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Anoushka de Cuba

Director of Human Resources - Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Audey Bronstein

Director of Security - Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Bibiana Cano

Restaurant Supervisor - Po-Ke Ono Restaurant

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Earlyson Hooi

Bus Driver/ Tour Guide - EL Tours & Transfers

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Edy Paidin

Mechanic & Road Service Technician - Hertz Aruba

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Ereline Presentacion

Bus Driver/ Tour Guide - De Palm Tours

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Eriberto Holsman

Technician - Professional Pest Control

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Esmeralda Schotman

Cruise, Risk and Quality Management - Fofoti Tours & Transfers

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Haydy Obispo

Director of Engineering - The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Jenny Erazo

Director of Retail - Aruba Marriott Resort

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Luis Araque

Security Manager - Wind Creek Casino

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Maria Wever

Customer Service / Beauty Advisor - Maggy's

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Marie- Elise Tromp

Reservations Agent - Blue and Azure Residences

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Jose Alcocer

Pool & Beach Attendant - Courtyard by Marriott Resort

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Rafael Gallardo

Purchasing Manager - Divi All-Inclusive

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Rubert Emerenciana

Lead Engineer - Divi Village

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Ryan Bareño

Director of Engineering - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Shakell Bird

Front Office Agent - Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Sue Ann Lin

Director of Loss Prevention - Holiday Inn Resort Aruba

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Vashni Wix- Chirino

Sales Associate - Eco DMS

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Veronica Castañeda Espinoza

Housekeeping Assistant Supervisor - Boardwalk Boutique Hotel

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Victor Macdonal Morla

Room Care / Maintenance Department - Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

William Bautista

Pool, Beach & Garden Supervisor - Manchebo Beach Resort

AHATA Excellence in 2020 Award

Chrislaine Paula

Security, Health & Hygiene Supervisor - RIU Palace Aruba

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.