Published on : Tuesday, November 14, 2017
This Saturday was a starry affair in the tourist industry – with moguls and mission achievers decked in fine attires for the red-carpet RJRGLEANER Communications Group Hospitality Jamaica Awards 2017.
The event was held at the Montego Bay Conference Centre with four hours of classic entertainment, showers of commendations and the revelation of the 19 category winners of the best in the hospitality industry.
“The nominees were extremely creative and competitive this year,” said Hospitality Jamaica Coordinator, Janet Silvera adding that some 120,000 votes were cast online in the various categories.
The chief executive officer of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group Gary Allen described the event as a symbol of his company’s commitment to the tourist sector.
The event was truly the celebration of success, leadership and innovation in tourism.
Hotel mogul, Sandals Resorts chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart received the most prestigious accolade – the pioneer award. There were high praises too for the ‘hospitality personality of the year’ – John Byles and Marc Melville, the operators of Chukka Caribbean Adventures.