Tymika Tops Sandals Prestige Awards

PR – It was an evening of glitz and glamour at the Sandals Grenada Annual Prestige Awards as team members and specially invited guests applauded outstanding team performance over the last year. 

The Grenada Trade Centre served as the perfect backdrop for the highly anticipated soiree featuring sparkling décor, stylishly dressed attendees and an impressive array of food, beverage, awards and entertainment.

At show time, One Unit Dance Grenada gave a most riveting opening performance. Special hosts Akiera Patterson and Willem James had no shortage of flare and humour while leading proceedings. Adding sweet rhythms and even more razzle dazzle, singers Thamara Songbird and Jenny J swayed the audience. To culminate the awards, a pop-up performance by Sandals’ own entertainment team stirred the crowd, burlesque style. 

All awardees received plaques, certificates, monetary rewards, appliances, electronics and for select categories complimentary vacations at Sandals and Beaches Resorts. 

The evening’s first awardee, winning the ‘Mover and Shaker’ category, was go-getter and woman of action, Housekeeping Supervisor, Kisha Simon. Her colleagues in the rooms division also received special recognition; Doreen Baptiste, laundry manager was Manager of the Year (MVP), Christine Frank, laundry attendant won the Founders Circle award and the Department of the Year or ‘A Team’ was the Front Office. 

Former winners managed to take top spots again, proving their dedication and consistency. One such person was Don Cyrus, a butler, who, with the highest number of guest mentions walked away with the Legendary Team Member Award. Winning the category for the second time, Camille Alexander, spa therapist received the Money Maker award. Another former winner, Aldith Sabazan, pools supervisor was honoured with the General Manager’s Pacesetter Award. 

Receiving the Hotel Manager’s special award, the Heart of the House, was Maintenance Supervisor, Michael Lewis. Earning special mention within the finance department was, Receiving Clerk, Rawle Antoine who won the Standing Ovation award from Financial Controller, Randy Lewis.  Another stalwart and repeat awardee also from finance, who came close to receiving the top award of the night, was Junior Accountant, Sophia Skeete, receiving the Platinum Award.

Towards the end of the evening, the anticipation peaked as the final winner was announced. Tymika Alexis, restaurant hostess was named the Diamond Team Member of the Year. Tymika, a longstanding team member, is known for her efficiency and her ever present smile. According to her head of department, Food & Beverage Director, Matthew Saunders, “Tymika aims high. She has synergized her experiences from being a server, culinary concierge, and restaurant hostess to deliver her best for our guests. She is kind, approachable and well- loved by the team and guests alike. She has a bright future ahead of her in hospitality.”

Additional winners of the Sandals Grenada Annual Prestige Awards were:  Keithley Liburd, sous chef, All Rounder/Supervisor of the Year, Allie Sylvester , steward who copped the People’s Choice title, Zina Joseph, wedding planner won Circle of Joy, Dellon Alexander, steward, Earth Guardian award and Kadeem MacDonald, pool attendant, Sandals Foundation Sentinel Awardee.