2013 Cacique Minister's Award for Hospitality goes to Elliott Green
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Jan 30, 2013 - 1:17:46 AM
Bahamas Minister of Tourism, the Hon Obie Wilchombe presents the Minister's Award for Excellence in Hospitality to Elliott Green of Mangrove Cay. Photo: Azaleta Ishmael-Newry for TheBahamasWeekly.com
Nassau, Bahamas -
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism held their 15th annual Cacique Awards on January 27th, 2013.
The event awards excellence and is
the highest honour in the Bahamian tourism industry.
The Minister's Award for Hospitality, presented by the Minister of Tourism himself, the Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe was given to Elliott Green.
Green has contributed to the development of Tourism in The Bahamas by
building the first full service hotel in Mangrove Cay, Andros. He was
born in Mangrove Cay but started his career in the hotel industry as a
busboy in the Victoria Hotel in Nassau. He then went on to the Carlton
House, Emerald Beach Hotel and the Holiday Inn. When he joined the
staff of the Holiday Inn in the United States, he became a trainer for
waiters and bartenders.
After many years working in the US, Elliott
returned to The Bahamas in 1990 to fulfill his dream of building his own
hotel property in this hometown of Mangrove Cay. It was realized in
1994 when he completed the first phase of the Mangrove Cay Inn -
four air conditioned rooms, a lounge, and, a restaurant and bar. By
2,000 the Mangrove Cay Inn grew to 12 rooms. Prime Ministers,
Celebrities, CEO's and locals all talk about Mr. Green's hospitality and
the level of service he offers. He is indeed a true Bahamian
(from the Cacique program)
Stuart Bowe, winner for the Cacique 2013 Hotelier of the Year Award (right) with Robert, Sandy Sands, VP Administration and External Affairs, Baha Mar. Photo: Azaleta Ishmael-Newry for TheBahamasWeekly.com
Stuart Bowe - Hotelier of the Year, Atlantis Resort
hotelier Stuart Bowe's success is a testament to the importance of hard
work, dedication and a willingness to learn and adapt. He presently is
senior vice president and general manager of Coral Beach Towers at the
Atlantis Resorts, Paradise Island. He has over 20 years of experience
within the hospitality industry covering all areas of operations
including, financial management, business planning, process improvement,
team development and has been a key player in preparing hotels and employees for grand openings.
Some of the other winners were
Sports Leisure and Events - Malcom Spencer, Abacom/Abaco; Creative
Arts - Merlon Thompson, Androsia;
People's Choice Awards/Gospel - Adrian Edgecombe; Manager of The Year -
Ricard Brown, Atlantis; Chef of the Year - Devon Johnson, Sheraton;
Transportation - Captain Eugene Munroe, Harbour Pilot. - Full Results
will be posted soon.
A tribute to Jackson Burnside Photo: Azaleta Ishmael-Newry for TheBahamasWeekly.com
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