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June 6, 2014

Prestigious Awards celebrate Guam’s Tourism Industry achievements

(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association and the Guam Visitors Bureau today announced the nominees for the prestigious Golden Latte Awards, recognizing the industry’s elite front line ambassadors of the Håfa Adai Spirit. Winners will be announced at the 2014 Golden Latte Awards event on Wednesday, June 18th at 11:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort. 

Nominees are as follows:

    Golden Latte Individual:

-        Joann Garcia Camacho, DFS Guam LP
-        Brian Degayo, Watabe Guam,Inc.

    Golden Latte Hotelier:

-        Hotel Nikko Guam
-        Hyatt Regency Guam

    Golden Latte Restaurateur:

-        Chef Peter Dueñas, Meskla Restaurant

    Golden Latte Allied:

-        Miki Taxi Service
-        Watabe Guam, Inc.

    Håfa Adai Spirit - Individual:

-        Ayako Domingo, Hyatt Regency Guam
-        Rodney Teria, Jr., Mandara Spa Guam

    Håfa Adai Spirit - Business:

-        Tumon Burger King
-        Hotel Nikko Guam

    Most Outstanding Local Tourism – Facility:

-        DFS Galleria Guam, DFS Guam LP
-        Pacific Fantasies Dinner Show, Pacific Islands Club
-        Royal Beach Club Lounge, The Westin Resort Guam
-        UnderWater World

    Most Outstanding Local Tourism – Project/Event:

-        Earth Hour, DFS Guam LP

    Most Outstanding Local Tourism – Promotion:

-        Festival of Trees, DFS Guam LP
-        $10,000 Giveaway, Micronesia Mall

    Most Outstanding Local Tourism – Optional Tour:

-        SeaTrek Helmet Tour, UnderWater World Guam
-        The beach BBQ, Baldyga Group

    Hero - Supervisory:

-        Leilani Champaco, DFS Guam LP
-        Fred Barasi, Outrigger Guam Resort
-        Eugene Domingo, Mandara Spa Guam
-        Roque Limtiaco, Hyatt Regency Guam
-        Jeromie Mariano, Pacific Islands Club Guam
-        Francis Rosales, The Westin Resort Guam
-        Kayle Tydingco, UnderWater World
-        Rey Vergara, Sandcastle, Inc.
-        Glenda Villa, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa

    Hero – Non-Supervisory:

-        Sally Ablaya, Micronesia Mall
-        Mina Aflague, Hyatt Regency Guam
-        Loriane Baldemor, Pacific Islands Club Guam
-        Desirie Dizon, City Hill Company
-        Cindy Encarnacion, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa
-        Leslie Felix, Mandara Spa Guam
-        Maxon Felix, LeoPalace Resort Guam
-        Stanley Hallers, Sea Grill Restaurant
-        Valisa Maiava, The Westin Resort Guam
-        Jennifer Palacios, DFS Guam LP
-        Kevin Ragat, Hotel Nikko Guam
-        Rose Ann Verdon, Fiesta Resort Guam

On behalf of the tourism industry, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association (GHRA) congratulate all the inspiring nominees for their daily efforts to make Guam a great place to live, work and visit. Tickets to the luncheon event are available for purchase for $25/individual or $250/Corporate table of 10. Please call GHRA at 649-1447 for tickets or additional information.