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CHATA Stars of the Industry Q1 2017

Willemstad (July 3 rd ,2017) – The award ceremony of the Stars of the Industry 1st quarter of 2017 was held at CHATA member Scuba Lodge Boutique Hotel. During this event, the 1st quarter employees and supervisors nominated by a variety of CHATA members were recognized and celebrated. All the nominees received a gift provided by Cinemark Curaçao and United Distributors. Each quarter CHATA focuses on a different personal quality a person has that brings out the best in them while working in the hospitality/tourism industry. The focus of this quarter is Passion.

According to President & CEO, Mr. Miles Mercera, “Within the hospitality sector, we often forget that one of the things that make us unique is our passion for our work. Often we have to go above and beyond what is usually described in our job description in order to make sure our customers are pleased and 100% satisfied. We understand that tourism is more than serving a delicious meal or checking someone in at the front desk. We understand it is about delivering unforgettable experiences. Because we are passionate and love what we do this passion then reflects in our day to day activities. The passionate individuals who are nominated here today understand that it is not about completing a checklist of to do but about the bigger picture; delivering on our brand promise, Curaçao.”

CHATA is proud to share with you the results of the Stars of the Industry for the 1st Quarter of 2017:

CHATA Member Name Employee Position Employee
Avila Beach Hotel Mayron Setim Store Keeper
Baoase Luxury Resort Thagea Curie 1e Medewerkster Restaurant
Hilton Curaçao Quenton Panneflek Banqueting Houseman
Karakter B.V. Janice Selebon Cook
Papagayo Beach Club Skylina Servanie Restaurant Server
Kontiki Beach Resort Josefa Dorant-Herrera Algemene Schoonmaak
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Mattheus Gordon Commis Chef 1
Ocean Encounters Ruthseli Magdalena Divemaster/Assistant Instructor/Boat Captain
D&I Business Support Services Jedrek Magdalena Wizard
CHATA Tahir Alberto Marketing, Communications & Events Intern


CHATA Member Name Supervisor Position Supervisor
Hilton Curaçao Norman Martina F&B Supervisor
Karakter B.V. Loes Winkelmolen Waitress Supervisor
Kontiki Beach Resort Maurtiz Mathilda Supervisor Guest Services
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Syneuve Brandao Pastry Supervisor
Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant Marisol Adames Supervisor Zanzibar


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About the Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association

Founded in 1967, the Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association (CHATA), represents the interest of all private parties in the tourism sector. CHATA’s main mission is to deliver a visible, leading and effective (marketing) contribution towards a vibrant and sustainable Curaçao tourism/hospitality product. In cooperation with its many partners in the private and governmental sector, it strives to develop Curaçao to meet its full potential.

At present, CHATA has over 200 members including, hotels and apartments, airlines, car rentals, restaurants, tour operators and destination management, attractions, the airport, industry and trade development, World Trade Center, advertising and publishing, banking, insurance, training and consultancy, resort development, dive operators, shops and other tourism related businesses.

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