Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino organized an Associate Appreciation Week to honor its employees. The event included various activities such as lunches, games, gardening, a movie screening, and a kickball game. The goal was to show appreciation for the employees' work and provide them with opportunities to relax and have fun with their colleagues and families. Aruba Marriott emphasizes the importance of taking care of employees, as satisfied employees lead to satisfied guests.

Aruba Marriott celebrates a week with all associates

ORANJESTAD – As one of the largest hotels in Aruba, with over 1300 employees in direct service, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino organized a week-long event to honor its associates. It is a way to highlight the important role that each individual plays in maintaining the high level of service quality offered daily to the hotel guests.

On Monday, May 29, 2023, Aruba Marriott kicked off its Associate Appreciation Week. This year, once again, Aruba Marriott celebrated a full week with various activities for its associates. This is a gesture of gratitude towards the continuous dedication of the associates at Aruba Marriott.

Ruthline Theysen, Complex Director of Human Resources, commented that the Associate Appreciation Week went very well. The associates at Aruba Marriott actively participated in the activities. Aruba Marriott has 1300 associates divided among Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Ocean Club, and Surf Club. It was a week full of activities that varied in schedule so that every associate could enjoy with their colleagues. The Associate Appreciation Week is a way to express thanks to everyone for the work they contribute to Aruba Marriott.

Aruba Marriott’s Associate Appreciation Week began on Monday with a lunch in the grand ballroom featuring a delicious menu. All associates enjoyed the lunch. They also embarked on their career journey, receiving a map in the form of a scavenger hunt. The associates at Aruba Marriott had a week to get acquainted with the different departments that make up Aruba Marriott. They could also perform a small task to explore what their next move in their career could be.

Aruba Marriott’s Garden On Tuesday, the second day, a community event was organized in Santa Rosa. A group of approximately 60 associates arrived early in the morning to plant trees. Some of these trees are protected by Aruba Marriott. In addition to tree planting, Aruba Marriott adopted an area and will maintain it throughout the year. The adopted area is named “Hofi Aruba Marriott.” In the afternoon, a “Let’s Play Game” took place in Aruba Marriott’s ballroom. During this evening, departments competed against each other to win fabulous prizes. Various departments and even executives were seen enjoying the games.

Movie enjoyment On Wednesday morning, Aruba Marriott’s ballroom was fully packed with associates playing bingo. There was dancing and entertainment by Tyson Croes. The associates had a great time, dancing and enjoying themselves. Everyone had a smile on their faces, which made Aruba Marriott happy. In the evening, a family event was held at the Drive Inn. All associates and their families were treated to a screening of “The Super Mario Bros” movie. Additionally, the associates received treats such as popcorn, hamburgers, hotdogs, and more to spend time with their families. The reason for organizing this event is to show appreciation for the support the families provide to the associates.

Kickball game On Thursday evening, an event took place from 8:00 pm until 4:00 am on Friday. It was a kickball game where 12 departments participated. Approximately 500 people came to the Noord Community Center to play or support. All funds raised at the bar went to the Noord Softball team. Aruba Marriott made sure to have food trucks present as well as coffee, allowing everyone to enjoy without feeling tired. All colleagues enjoyed the kickball event.

People in first place The final event took place on Friday evening and was a bowling game. There was also a silent disco, something practically new and trending. Those who didn’t want to play enjoyed the music and spent time with their colleagues. It was a very successful event. There was also a photo booth where associates could take pictures. Internationally, the Associate Appreciation Week is celebrated in May. Marriott International is celebrating its 96th year, and that’s why they celebrate every year in May.

Ruthline Theysen mentioned that Mr. Bill Marriott always says “put people first,” which means that by taking care of your associates, they will take care of the guests, and everyone will be satisfied.

Thanking the associates Finally, Ruthline Theysen, Complex Director of Human Resources, thanked the Human Resources team for organizing this dedicated week for all associates. She also expressed gratitude to the associates who participated in the event, as well as the management team and executive team for their cooperation and attendance at various events.

Apply today! Aruba Marriott is always looking for new colleagues to be part of their team. If you are looking for a job, visit the Aruba Marriott website: https://careers.marriott.com/ and have the chance to join the great family of Aruba Marriott.

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