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RIU hits the top spot !

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer
Frank Sondern (centre), director of operations for RIU Hotels and Resorts in Jamaica and general manager of RIU Palace, chats with Senior Director of Marketing for Cheap Caribbean Dana Studebaker (left) and President of Cheap Caribbean Mike Lowery.
From left: Tina Dunbar, Lesia Rhule-Myrie, Nersi Rodriguez, and Sandra Nesbeth smile broadly at the presentation ceremony.
Director of Sales at RIU Hotel and Resorts Jamaica, Niurka Garcia-Linton (second left), Frank Sondern, director of operations for RIU Hotels and Resorts in Jamaica and general manager of RIU Palace (second right), show off the Noble Beach Prize Golden Pineapple Award after being presented with the accolades by Senior Director of Marketing for online agency Cheap Caribbean, Dana Studebaker (right), and President of Cheap Caribbean Mike Lowery.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

Rated by Cheap Caribbean customers as number one in the Caribbean among 650 resorts was reason enough for RIU Jamaica Palace to host a celebratory reception.

The hotel group turned all knobs, removed all stops and fêted the Apple Leisure online subsidiary’s Dana Studebaker and Mike Lowery on the beach of the resort for being awarded the first recipients of the prestigious ‘Noble Beach Prize’.

The difference with the beach this time was the food was five-star, the chairs were far more fabulous than chaise, and the bistro tables were high-tech.

Riu’s Regional Director and general manager at the Palace, Frank Sondern, and his team had spread the red carpet for the intimate group at the celebratory party, while the resort’s director of sales, Niurka Garcia-Linton, stretched her opening arms in acceptance of the accolades.

Bragging rights, plus US$100,000 in marketing exposure, was enough drive for those who turned out to lift their wine glasses in celebration.

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Janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com