MIAMI -- Anguillian
hotelier Eustace Guish Guishard, general manager (GM) of Cap Juluca
Resort in Anguilla, was named Caribbean hotelier of the year at an
awards ceremony that capped off the Caribbean Hotel Associations
recent annual Caribbean Hotel Industry Conference (CHIC) here in
Guishard, the 28th
hotelier to receive the Golden Conch Award, began his hospitality
career in 1977 at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel, returning to his
native Anguilla in 1982 as manager of the Cul-de-Sac Hotel, an
adjunct to the Malliouhana Hotel, and joined Cap Juluca in 1986 as
part of the hotels original development team.
Guishard worked in
food and beverage, guest services, operations, and as resident
manager before being named GM in 1998.
Under his watch, Cap
Juluca established a villa housekeeping program, which empowers the
hotels housekeepers to assume almost complete responsibility for
their villas, and its Adopt-A-Guest program for those staff members
who do not normally have daily contact with guests; supported the
Anguilla National Culinary Team; and developed many environmental
programs. The resort currently is working towards Green Globe
Guishard is a strong
advocate for moving Anguillians into top management positions in
the industry; the resort employs 380 people, with native
Anguillians in 90% of the top management posts.
Frazer, assistant restaurant manager at the Bimini Restaurant at
the Radisson Cable Beach & Golf Resort in Nassau, was named
2005 Employee of the Year.
watersports supervisor at the Windjammer Landing Resort in St.
Lucia, was named 2005 Supervisor of the Year.
3 Rivers Lodge in
Dominica was named 2005 CHA Green Hotel of the Year in the
small-hotel category (under 75 rooms); Sunscape Casa del Mar in the
Dominican Republic took the award in the large-hotel category.
Thomas-Roberts, executive director of the Grenada Hotel &
Tourism Association, was named association executive of the year
for small hotels, while Frank Comito, executive vice president of
the Bahamas Hotel Association, took the honor in the large-hotel
The winning team
in The Taste of the Caribbean culinary competitions that took place
throughout CHIC hailed from St. Maarten/St. Martin; chef Carlos A.
Portela from the Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa and Casino in
Puerto Rico took the 2005 Chef of the Year award; pastry chef was
Geert Maarten Van Mil from Aruba; and the Bartender of the Year was
Raakesh Madoo, Crews Inn, Trinidad and Tobago.
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