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CHATA Stars of the Industry Q3 2017

Willemstad (December 6th , 2017) – The award ceremony of the Stars of the Industry 3rd  quarter of 2017 was held at CHATA member Starbucks Curaçao  at Mambo Beach Boulevard. During this event, the 3rd quarter employees and supervisors nominated by a variety of CHATA members were recognized and celebrated. All the nominees received a gift provided by Landhuis Chobolobo & Starbucks Curaçao.

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 Dedication.

According to President & CEO, Mr. Miles Mercera, “Dedication is when you want to stop but keep on going anyway, because finishing the job is more important. Being dedicated is simply a habit that you create by staying focused on your goal. Within the tourism sector this is very important. Often we encounter difficult and unexpected situations and it takes dedication to your job and understanding of the bigger picture to go above and beyond to provide excellent service despite changing and less then favorable circumstances.”

CHATA is proud to share with you the results of the Stars of the Industry for the 3rd Quarter of 2017:

CHATA Member Name Employee Position Employee
Atlantis Adventures Curacao Michaela Kuckelkorn Tourist Guide
Avila Beach Hotel Charles Merencia General Service Assistant
Blue Bay Golf Course N.V. Eligio Kirindongo Head of Mechanic
Celebrations! Jennyfer Vieira Part Time Wedding & Event Planner Assistant
Celebrations! Nicole Coffie Part Time Wedding Planner Assistant
Hilton Hotel Curaçao Glenn La Croes Painter
ORCO Bank Rohwell Regina Cashier
Papagayo Curacao Jo-Anne Didiez Reservations Clerk
Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino Grace Smith Lead Steward
Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort Ryan Fermina Food and Beverage Server
Santa Barbara Recreation Raymond Leonora Golf Cart Attendant
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa, GHL Hotel Nelfi Jimenez Molina Stewarding


CHATA Member Name Supervisor Position Supervisor
Atlantis Adventures Curaçao Enchevar William Captain Supervisor at the Seaworld Explorer
Hilton Curaçao Lorena Felicia Brown Shift Leader
Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club, GHL Hotel Francis Hooi Income Auditor
Santa Barbara Recreation Shariselle Schoop Pro-Shop Supervisor
Papagayo Beach Curaçao Eldon Ricardo Maintenance Supervisor Hotel
Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino Willem Falter Security Supervisor
Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort Syrenne Alvares Chef de Partie
Blue Bay Hotel b.V. Shanneree Matthew Front Office Supervisor
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa, GHL Hotel Skarlet Paredes Pieters F&B Supervisor


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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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