CHTA Recognizes Bahamas Hotel Supervisor With Caribbean Award

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During its President's Inauguration and Recognition Dinner, hosted in Montego Bay at Half Moon, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association honored Kevin McKenzie of Atlantis as Caribbean Hotel Supervisor of the Year.
 
"It is with great pleasure that we recognize Kevin McKenzie's selfless contributions to Caribbean tourism and the role he plays in making our region synonymous with exemplary service," said Alec Sanguinetti, Director General & CEO of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association.
 
Kevin McKenzie is Technical Systems Manager in the Engineering department of Atlantis Resorts, Nassau, Bahamas.
 
"My philosophy is to train and empower my staff and to encourage them to learn as much as they can for as long as they can," said McKenzie.  "My humility grants me the ability to embrace my staff as partners, encouraging a mutual level of respect and integrity among the team," he added.
 
Kevin has been with Atlantis Resorts since 1998, starting as Preventative Maintenance Manager until he was promoted to Chief Engineer and ultimately to his current role as Technical Systems Manager.
 
"Kevin exemplifies the quality of a manager that any progressive company wants," said George Markantonis, President and Managing Director for Atlantis.  "The results that he produces speaks volumes of his capability in leading his entire team to fulfill all their responsibilities, not to mention, the impact he clearly possesses to deliver on our company's business goals," he added.
 
"Kevin possesses strong organizational and planning skills, and continues to demonstrate his dedication to self-development for future growth opportunities," noted Markantonis.
 
Kevin was recipient of the 2008 Cacique Award for the Hotel Supervisor of the Year sponsored by the Bahamas Hotel Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism.  His accomplishments made him eligible to be nominated for the regional distinction.
 
"We are extremely proud of Kevin and all that he exemplifies... the very best that is within each of us.  Kevin's star shines on a world stage.  We trust this award serves as an inspiration for our managers and employees to continue to strive for excellence and demonstrate to the world that it is indeed ‘better in The Bahamas' states Bahamas Hotel Association President Robert Sands.
 
When not at work, Kevin is a member of the Men's Fellowship Choir at Kemp Road Ministries and teaches racquetball to young boys at church on Saturday mornings.
 
Note:  Nominations for this year's Cacique Award winners in the hotel categories will open shortly.  Hoteliers are encouraged to begin to identify nominees.  Nomination forms will be issued shortly.
 
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