In an act of “Thanksgiving”, Playa Linda Beach Resort recently honored sixteen of its valued team members, who are each hitting a milestone work anniversary this year. A festive meal marking the occasion was recently held at Palms restaurant at the Hyatt Regency.
Honorees this year are veteran representatives of the Housekeeping Department with Maira Ridderstaat, Florencia “Gloria “ Koolman and Jolanda Roza once again recognized for their 30-year careers with the Playa Linda. They were among the many double-digit anniversary celebrants, with Santo Rodriguez and Maria Matos recognized for their dedication exhibited over an impressive 20-year career; Adilson Silva, Milda Ras, Luc Broekman, Nigaima Ascencion and Pedro Partidas recognized for their contributions over a 15-year career; and Jomar Abian recognized for 10 years of excellent work. Similarly valuable team members, who have displayed outstanding abilities over 5 years with the resort, are Reidson Costa, Laura Sanchez, Sebastian Cardenas, Mario Tromp and Aldrick Krozendijk.
The group Thanksgiving celebration provides the opportunity for the front- and back-of the house to come together in a smaller setting, with honorees representing different departments including Housekeeping, Maintenance, Grounds, Front Office and Human Resources. Each honoree is an important part of the team as well as a treasured member of the Playa Linda family. At the core of the resort’s mission has always been to create a home away from home environment not only for timeshare members and guests but also for those that have chosen to pursue a career with the Playa Linda.
Throughout the year, employees are provided training opportunities, team building events and outings as well as recognition and the opportunity to grow. All three of the housekeepers marking 30 years have ascended to leadership roles and hold supervisory positions.
The Thanksgiving event was the culmination of different ways in which recognition and gratitude are expressed to individual team members. During the recent Thanksgiving meal, each employee was once again recognized and provided a plaque to commemorate their many years of exceptional service.