Crystal Pineapple Awards voting online now

POSTED: 10/20/14 6:46 PM

St. Maarten – The voting period for the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association officially opens today. “This puts you in the perfect position to vote for those individuals and organizations you think should really be recognized for their outstanding performance in the Tourism and Trade Industry. May it be an excellent employee, an outstanding manager, or your favorite chef or bartender, for example, “a news release from the SHTA states.

Voting can be done on www.shta.com by clicking on the ‘Crystal Pineapple Awards’ under the ‘Events’ tab on the left hand side of the page and following the instructions. A link to the voting poll has also been placed on the Crystal Pineapple Awards Facebook page. The polls will only be open for three weeks and will close on Wednesday November 12th, 2014 at 5pm. “Remember that your vote can make someone feel like a star that evening.”

The Crystal Pineapple Award Gala is the only event on the island that recognizes hospitality and trade personnel, organizations and associations for their contribution towards the tourism industry. Individuals who are employed in this sector can receive awards in the categories of Accommodations, Restaurants, and Trade as well the category Outstanding Community Service Achievement.

Tickets for the event are now on sale at the SHTA office and can be reserved any time during office hours. “Please make sure to reserve your Gala tickets right away, as there is limited seating.” The award ceremony will be held on Friday, November 21 at the Sonesta  Maho Beach Resort & Casino. The gala evening includes a sumptuous dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction, a raffle and more.

“The SHTA, the largest business representative on the island, is dedicated to bringing quality to all aspects of life on St. Maarten by promoting sustainable economic development for its members in cooperation with the social partners and the creation of a fair marketplace,” SHTA stated in its news release.

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