This past weekend St. Thomas celebrated the best of the best in the tourism and hospitality industry with the 12th annual Tommy Star Awards Gala. This event showcases the individuals who exhibit the highest standards of hospitality in the US Virgin Islands. Employers nominate the employees that they believe display excellent customer service on a daily basis, great pride in their work, islands, and industry, as well as going above and beyond in their respective positions. The Tommy Star Awards showcase the islands’ finest talents in several categories, such as Restaurant Associate, Retail Associate, Hotel Associate, Hotel Supervisor, and Hospitality Support Associate of the Year.
Out of the thousands of VI hospitality workers, 48 were nominated this year, 23 finalists made it to the Awards Gala, and 6 took home awards. Bolongo Bay Beach Resort had the great privilege of presenting TWO finalists this year! To celebrate this great occasion, 30 Bolongo employees attended the dinner and awards ceremony, dressed to impress! It was a great opportunity to support our nominees, Joshua Jno-Pierre – nominated for Restaurant Associate of the Year and Iselah Nieboer – nominated for Hotel Supervisor of the Year! They both did a terrific job representing Bolongo Bay, and received HUGE crowd support! Iselah won the award for her division, and Joshua came very close in his! We are so proud of them both, and can’t wait to see what they do next.
Congratulations to Iselah and the whole Bolongo family!