Executive Director of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Mrs. Camille Needham, has hailed the Montego Bay-based Doctor's Cave Beach Hotel for 40 years of outstanding service to the tourism sector.
Mrs. Needham, who was addressing the hotel's 40th anniversary awards ceremony on Friday (November 13) said that 40 years in the life of any organisation is a significant milestone, and should be celebrated.
She commended the owners and management of the property for the level of support given to the JHTA over the years.
Noting that rapid growth of Jamaica's tourism sector over the last decade, Mrs. Needham said it was properties like Doctor's Cave Beach, which have a reputation for warmth, hospitality and excellent value for money, that have added to Jamaica's visibility and appeal.
"We must never lose sight of that Jamaicanness and we must do everything possible to preserve properties like the Doctor's Cave Beach Hotel. Due to the work of (such) properties. Jamaica continues to experience growth and a lot of this is due to the special appeal and the reputation that we have in the marketplace for personalised service," Mrs. Needham stated.
Twelve employees of the hotel, who have given 10 or more years of service, were recognised at the function.
Topping the list of awardees, who were given accolades and plaques, was Ms. Beverley Lewis, who has served the property for 37 years.