Event will be held at Maho again: Crystal Pineapple Awards set for November 21POSTED: 07/29/14 12:58 AM
GREAT BAY– The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) announced yesterday in a press release that the 9th annual Crystal Pineapple Awards (CPA) will be held on Friday, November 21, at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino. Year after year, the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino has been the perfect setting for this annual gala event, the association said of the location. “We sincerely appreciate the fact that Maho could once again accommodate our event. Throughout the years we have enjoyed the pleasant collaboration in making the event better with each passing year,” said the SHTA.
The CPA was established in 2005 by the SHTA to recognize outstanding performance and those individuals, companies, and organizations which have made significant contributions to the tourism industry and the island as a whole. “In 2013 we had a record number of votes cast for the various categories and we hope to surpass it this year,” the SHTA continued.
The nomination period will commence on September 1 and end on September 29. The committee will verify all the submissions and then select up to the maximum number of nominees per category, digitalizing them for voting. The link to the polling software will become available on our website and on Facebook starting on October 13 until the November 7. PricewaterhouseCoopers will, as it does each year, on a pro bono basis, be in charge of tallying the votes and overseeing the entire confidential voting procedure.
The nomination form and the categories will be published on the SHTA website www.shta.com at a later date. SHTA encourages the community to visit them on Facebook: “Crystal Pineapple Awards” or on its website.
“The SHTA is dedicated to bringing quality to all aspects of life on St. Maarten by promoting sustainable economic development for its members in cooperation with the social partners and the creation of a fair marketplace,” the organization said.
For any questions, additional information or to become a member please contact the SHTA office at 542-0108 or e-mail: