Local Media Appreciation event at the Ritz Carlton, part of the chain’s Global Customer Appreciation Week

In honor of the chain’s Global Customer Appreciation Week, the team at the Ritz Carlton Aruba rolled out the red carpet for a local media event.  Area General Manager Marriott International Steve Redkoles expressed his sincere thanks to the resort’s local media partners, and updated his guests on the progress in the construction of the much-awaited St Regis Aruba Resort set to debut here in 2024.

According to Antoinette van den Berg,  VP Sales & Distribution, Operations, at Marriott International the company, with luxury hotels and five-star resorts around the globe, found its organizational culture on strong interaction with the community and exceptional media relations. Local Media Appreciation events have been held annually, company-wide, for the last three decades.

The evening was hosted at BLT restaurant, the resort’s modern American steakhouse and featured a family-style feast. Guests were greeted with flutes of Prosecco followed by a curated selection of white and red wines for dinner.

Then restaurant chef Chirino oversaw the gracious service, as the meal unfolded to include Roasted Beet Salad, Tuna Tartar and Katsu Sando for appetizers, and Sliced Filet Tenderloin, Lemon Butter Roasted Chicken and Pan Seared Grouper for main courses, with generous sides of Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Mushrooms, Creamy Spinach and Truffled Mac & Cheese.

The festive dessert, mini Crepes and Peanut Chocolate Mousse, concluded the delectable affair.

The media event was co-hosted and attended by Samantha Croes, Marketing & PR Supervisor, Alejandra Baisotti, Director of Food & Beverage, Susana de la Oliva, Director of Meetings & Special Events, Axel Ismail and Joanna Maya, representing the Ritz Carlton Casino.

BLT is a modern American steakhouse serving USDA Prime, certified Black Angus & American Wagyu Beef, fresh seafood, raw bar & seasonally driven blackboard specials, which distinguish each BLT restaurant and make it regional and ever-changing.  BLT Steak is open for a la carte dinner from 6pm to 10:30pm.

Reservations recommended at tel.: 527 2222 ext 2399.

Thank you, team Ritz Carlton for the delicious memories of the event, spending a great evening together.

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November 29, 2022
Rona Coster