Oscar nights at the Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay
09 November 2011
The Oscars’ famous red carpet was recently rolled out for a glamorous ‘Gala Night’ held in the Fortress Suite of the Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay, to honour the hotel’s team members’ achievements throughout the year.
Over 250 hotel team members, together with their partners, were invited to this very first ‘Oscars Night’, which was compered by popular presenter Peter Carbonado.
The ‘Oscar Awards’ were created for the first time this year on management’s initiative, in collaboration with the hotel’s Sports & Social Committee, with the aim of enhancing employee’s engagement in their workplace and increasing their involvement in all hotel matters.
The Awards were split into three categories, namely: the Fun Oscars nominated and voted for by the team members themselves. These included the Golden Smile Award, the Best Listener Award, and other interesting Awards that created a lot of fun and enthusiasm among those present; the Departmental Oscars, whereby each head of department chose a team member as the highest achiever for the year, based on specific criteria including customer service, integrity, job performance, team spirit, commitment and grooming ;and the two Special Achievement Oscars, chosen by the general manager, awarding a Department and an individual for best performance and best improvement throughout the year.
Announcing the Oscar Awards, hotel general manager Stuart Chappell, said: “It is truly great to see the involvement I saw tonight. I thank all the staff members who helped to make today possible, by voting, organising the lovely evening, preparing and serving the delicious food for us, and also by simply being present here tonight. These Awards are a small way by which we thank our staff members for all their efforts throughout the year. I would like to thank all of you for your contribution and once again urge you to continue with your efforts in consolidating our resort’s reputation as a top class establishment with the best service and product.”
Winners of the Oscar Awards were as follows:
FUN OSCARS: The Golden Smile– Sarah Camilleri - position, Best Listener– Elizabeth Cutajar - position, Best Pamperer– Victor Brincat - position, Best Positive Attitude– Sarah Camilleri - position, Best Greeter– Victor Brincat - position, Most Artistic– Domenic Cilia, - position, Best Comedian– Mario Scerri - position, Best Charmer– Keith Cassar - position, Best Groomed– Aldo Calleja - position, Most Friendly– Diane Mamo - position, Best Performing Female– Donna Doyle - position, Best Performing Male– Jesmond Farrugia – position.
DEPARTMENTAL OSCARS: Best for Kitchen – Nicholas Portelli - position, Best for Front Office – Jesmond Farrugia – position, Best for F&B – Anabel Muscat - position, Best for Admin Support – Aaron Galea - position, Best for Housekeeping & Public Area – Joanne Zammit - position, Best for Security – Chris Zarb - position, Best for Maintenance – Daniel Balzan - position, Best for SPA – Natalia Busuttil - position, Best for Sales, Reservations & Revenue– Estelle Borg - position.
OVERALL ACHIEVER OSCARS: General Manager’s Award for outstanding departmental achievement – Finance Department, General Manager’s Award for outstanding team member achievement – Anabel Muscat - position.
The Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay is located at the mouth of picturesque St George’s Bay, within its own landscaped gardens and private beach front, yet just minutes from the prime entertainment areas in Malta. All 250 rooms and suites have uninterrupted sea views. The hotel boasts extensive conference and leisure facilities, including the Apollo Day Spa. A prominent feature is its large and attractive cascading pool complex, flowing all the way down from the restaurant level to the hotel’s own lido, offering a wide range of water sports and speciality restaurants right at the water’s edge.