Guam – Outstanding hospitality employees and tour companies were recognized for conveying the Hafa Adai Spirit to the island’s guests during the Golden Latte Awards at the Sheraton Resort Today.
The Golden Latte Awards are presented each year by the Guam Visitors Bureau and the Guam Hotel and restaurant association. Ray Gibson of the K57 Breakfast Show was the host of today’s event which recognized tourism efforts in 2013.
2013 was the fourth best year in Guam’s history for tourism and record arrivals have already been noted in 2014.
While mentioning the new charter that begins flying from China to Guam tomorrow, Acting Governor Ray Tenorio said Guam’s tourism industry continues to grow.
“Governor Calvo’s going to be flying in tomorrow night with our first charter from China its gonna come here every fifth day,” Tenorio announced. “That’s a great thing for our island.”
The following individuals and businesses were honored in today’s ceremony:
|Golden Latte – Individual||Joann Camacho – DFS|
|Golden Latte – Hotelier||Hyatt Regency Guam|
|Golden Latte -Restaurateur||Meskla – Peter Duenas|
|Golden Latte – Allied||Miki Taxi|
|Håfa Adai Spirit – Individual||Phillip San Nicolas – Outrigger|
|Håfa Adai Spirit – Business||Hotel Nikko|
|HERO – Supervisory||Jeromie Mariano – PIC|
|HERO – Supervisory||Ray Vergara – SandCastle|
|HERO – Supervisory||Leilani Champaco – DFS Guam|
|HERO – Non-Supervisory||Kevin Ragat – Hotel Nikko|
|HERO – Non-Supervisory||Jennifer Palacios – DFS Guam|
|HERO – Non-Supervisory||Valisa Maiava – Westin|
|Most Outstanding Tourism Promotion||“Festival of Trees” – DFS Guam|
|Most Outstanding Tourism Facility||PIC – Pacific Fantasies Dinner Show|
|Most Outstanding Project/Event||“Earth Day/Earth Hour” – DFS Guam|
|Most Outstanding Optional Tour||The beach BBQ – Baldyga Group|