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Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua honors Five-Star Employees

By Staff | May 10, 2018

Hotel Manager Kevin Peterson (left) and General Manager Mike Kass (right) congratulate Five-Star Employees (from left) Nelie Sioson, Elsa Quezada, Isreal Valentine, Rochelle Bumagat, Reiko Abrew and Areli Medina.

KAPALUA – The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua recently announced its Five-Star Employees for the first quarter of 2018: Isreal Valentine, bartender; Elsa Quezada, spa attendant; Nelie Sioson, public area attendant; Areli Medina in Banquets; Rochelle Bumagat in Rooms Control; and Reiko Abrew, revenue manager.

A total of 58 employees were nominated over the course of the first quarter and six were selected for Five-Star Employee of the Quarter recognition.

“We are so proud of each of the winners and nominees,” said Mike Kass, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

“Each one of them has truly earned this honor through their hard work and dedication. They exemplify our best and brightest talent and serve as an inspiration to all other Ladies and Gentlemen.”

The nominees and winners were celebrated at a lunch gala event hosted at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua by the Executive Team with a five-star menu created by the resort’s award-winning culinary team.

“These Ladies and Gentlemen are the best of the best,” said Executive Chef Kenneth Sniffen. “They deserve a first-class experience befitting of their five-star performance. It was our pleasure to be part of this very special event honoring their accomplishments.”

The Five-Star Recognition program was created to celebrate and recognize those employees that set the standard in the dedication to their work, positive attitude and overall best in class performance.

The hotel also congratulated the nominees that earned recognition in the first quarter of 2018: Lauren Avila, Angela Berkey, Aaron Palone, Susan Carter, Mary Jane Stancil, Miho Foster, Lawrence Wong, John Martinez, Dustin Adams, Amy Yamaguchi, Marcial Delacruz, Lee Aoki, Nathan Laborte, Kurt Asuncion, Maryna Brody, Clodualdo Piros, Joel Andres, Naoto Matsumoto, Shirley Campanano, Catherine Rapanotti, Patty Kalb, Virginia Baybado, Marisa Valdez, Ken Aotaki, Ofa Namoa, Brandon Bernades, Marylin Gudoy, Lyneth Elaydo, Johny Ghebreab, David Hillenbrand, Israel Valentine, Simeon Villanueva, Dante Garde Jr., Sam Machic, Sara Bussell, Cheryl Matthews, Danica Homan, Maynard Villanueva, Mafi Faiva, Bonnie Skoda, Albert Sanorjo, Dennis Yu-Cua, Vilma Arconado, Noelle Agres, Ben Quiseng, Matthew Marpel, Rowena Galano, Piper Halfen, Craig Kavales, Lauren McLaughlin, Alvin Savella, Jamie Falahee and Brenda White.