The Hilton Aruba celebrates retirees, their past accomplishments and future endeavors

Seven young-at-heart Team Members recently retired from the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. They were presented with fresh flower bouquets, letters of appreciation and gifts at a small social distanced gathering at Mira Solo bar, in the presence of their department heads, Glenn Farro, Director of Human Resources, and Vasco Baselli, General Manager.

Both Farro and Baselli thanked their retiring Team Members and wished them good luck on their new, exciting adventure of being retired to enjoy the fruits of their labor, children and grandchildren, their churches and hobbies.

Baselli spoke on behalf of the entire team. “I would like to express our sincere gratitude for the hard work and professionalism that you have demonstrated over the past years at our beloved hotel,” he said. “Your commitment and dedication have always been an inspiration to your colleagues, supervisors and managers, who will certainly miss working with you.

During your time at our hotel you have lived through many changes and challenges and have always risen to meet them while exceeding guests’ expectations.

You represent what has always defined this resort, the warmth and genuine hospitality of its Team Members. As you start a new chapter in your life, we congratulate you, and wish to extend a heartfelt Masha Danki, for a job well done.”

Retiring Team Members include: Elfried Desidero Mercera, 13 years of service, Sylvia Merlin Wilson Carti, 16 years of service, Melania Salome Wolff, 17 years of service, Josetta Petit Frere, 23 years of service, Jeannine Poulard, 25 years of service, Bienvenida Angelita Lopez Tavarez Cabrera, 28 years of service, and Glenda Maria Tromp, 32 years of service.

In total 154 years of valuable experience were retired that day, and the resort is as successful as it is, and Aruba as popular as it is, thanks to the efforts of its people, who spent many hours every day, away from their families and friends, to help the island’s economy thrive.

Some retirees arrived at the event escorted by grandchildren, and posed for souvenirs pictures with their peers on the resort management team, Executive Chef Matt Boland, Director of Front Services Nelson Winklaar, and Executive Housekeeper Bibi Ohab.

Pictured here, snap shots from the lively gathering over drinks and hors d’oeuvres as the Hilton bid its seniors farewell.



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April 12, 2021
Rona Coster