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PALM BEACH, ARUBA – DECEMBER 1, 2015 – The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba proudly announced today that Ms. Altagracia Lampe was awarded “Manager of the Year” during the 2015 Aruba Shoco Awards held recently on the island. In addition to Ms. Lampe, three additional Ladies and Gentleman from The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba were nominated for awards including Ms. Lucia Franken – Supervisor of the Year, Carlos Irausquin – One Happy Island Ambassador, and Elba Fajardo – Employee of the Year.

The Shoco Awards are hosted annually by the Aruba Tourism Authority and Hotel Association, honoring individuals within the hospitality industry on the island. Honorees are recognized for their unique service excellence qualities, hospitality experience and outstanding contributions to the success of Aruba’s tourism industry.

“We are thrilled that a number of our ladies and gentleman were recognized by the Aruba Tourism Authority and Hotel Association during the recent Shoco Awards,” said Corey Guest, director of Human Resources for The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. “It is an honor for our team to be recognized for the exceptional quality of service which we remain so committed to providing as Aruba continues to welcomes more and more visitors from around the world.”

The Shoco is Aruba’s local indigenous bird and island treasure, representing creativity, wisdom, focus and vision. Award categories for the annual event include: Employee of the Year; Supervisor of the Year; Manager of the Year; Young Tourism Professional of the Year; Lifetime Achievement award; Tour Guide of the Year and One Happy Island Ambassador.