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Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Announces Their Five-Star Employees

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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua recently announced their Five-Star employees for the third business quarter of 2018.  Below is a list of these employees:

  • Jana Arai – Food and Beverage
  • Teresita Aboy – Housekeeping
  • Laura Fisher – Club Lounge
  • Ronnie Maulit – Engineering
  • Ephraim Stevens – Pool Bar
  • Zillah Lafey – Stewarding

A total of 52 employees were nominated over the course of the third quarter and six were selected for this Five-Star Employee of the Quarter recognition.

“We are so proud of each of the winners and nominees,” Ritz-Carlton Kapalua general manager Mike Kass said. “Each one of them has truly earned this honor through their hard work and dedication. They exemplify our best and brightest talent and serve as an inspiration to all other Ladies and Gentlemen.”

The nominees and winners were recognized at a lunch gala event last week at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. The hotelʻs executive team hosted the event, which featured a five-star menu created by the resort’s award winning culinary team.  


“These Ladies and Gentlemen are the best of the best,” Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Kenneth Sniffen said. “They deserve a first class experience befitting of their five star performance.  It was our pleasure to be part of this very special event honoring their accomplishments.”

The Five-Star Recognition program was created to recognize employees that set the standard in the dedication to their work, positive attitude, and overall best performance.  

The hotel also congratulates the nominees that earned this recognition in the third quarter of 2018:

  1. Roland Advincula – Food and Beverage
  2. Daniel Amaya – Food and Beverage
  3. Lauren Avila – Spa
  4. Virgie Baybado – Human Resources
  5. Angela Berkey  – Human Resources
  6. Tyler Bogosian – Loss Prevention
  7. Dana Burianova – Spa
  8. Mayumi Burman – Food and Beverage
  9. Juanito Cabuco – Housekeeping  
  10. Lani Clarion – Food and Beverage
  11. Cassie Cockett  – Human Resources
  12. Jessie Dagupion – Food and Beverage
  13. Aulani Delatori ­- Banquets
  14. Leesa Dielewicz – Spa
  15. Anna Driscoll – Spa
  16. Welkens Duarosan – Food and Beverage
  17. Aisha Duenas – Front Desk
  18. Ronald Duenas – Housekeeping  
  19. William Dulduloa – Food and Beverage
  20. Daisy Duran – Housekeeping  
  21. Kristen Fitzpatrick – Spa
  22. Miho Foster – Residences
  23. Dante Garde – Food and Beverage  
  24. Bethany Glend – Reservations
  25. Nancy Guzman ­– Retail
  26. Piper Halfen – Spa
  27. David Hillenbrand – Food and Beverage
  28. Amy Kawaguchi – Food and Beverage
  29. Roger Labtis – Stewarding
  30. Jennifer Luckey – Spa
  31. Margorie Madriaga – Food and Beverage
  32. John Martinez – Front Office
  33. Ellen Mateo – Food and Beverage
  34. Laura Mitchell – Food and Beverage
  35. Faith Sandi – Finance
  36. Joel Redaus – Engineering
  37. Mark Ruiz – Housekeeping  
  38. Josemiel Salem – Housekeeping
  39. Sam Soriano – Culinary
  40. Nona Takanashi – Retail
  41. Cristano Tolentino – Food and Beverage
  42. Simeon Villanueva – Housekeeping
  43. Joy Wilcox – Spa
  44. Tony Yepez – Food and Beverage


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