The Board of Directors of the AHTA met last week to elect the officers for the Association for the membership year 2012. The directors voted unanimously to elect Delroy Lake, General Manager of Anacaona Boutique Hotel, as President and Janine Edwards, owner of Sunset Homes, as the new Vice President.
AHTA Board of Directors (not pictured are Mr. Jeff David and Mr. JoAsh Proctor)
Picture credit: Keiroy Browne Photography
Mr. Lake replaces Sherille Hughes, of Paradise Cove Hotel/Ultimacy Villa Retreat. Mrs. Hughes, who has served as President of the AHTA for the last 9 years declined to stand for election and nominated Delroy Lake who has served as Vice President for the past 3 years. Mrs. Hughes strongly endorsed Mr Lake who has already acted as her deputy on a number of occasions.
Mr. Delroy Lake is an Anguillian Hotelier with a passionate commitment to the training and education of Anguillans to equip them to succeed in management positions. He began his career at Carimar Beach Hotel, moved onto become the General Manager of Ku Hotel for 5 years and became General Manager at Anacaona Boutique Hotel 3 years ago when Sue and Robin Ricketts took over the ownership. Mr. Lake, a previous recipient of Hotelier of the Year, is also a member of the Anguilla Tourist Board and has served on the TVET council.
On confirmation of the position Mr. Lake said to his fellow Board Members, “Thank you for electing me - you will not be disappointed. I will strive to make the Association even stronger and to represent the members' requests and concerns as well as possible.”
Other positions on the Board are Vice President - Janine Edwards, Sunset Homes; Treasurer - Avon Carty, LIME; Secretary - Trudy Nixon, True Communications; Officers: Fred Thompson, Carimar Beach Club; Stephane Zaharia, Cuisinart Golf Resort and Spa; Sherille Hughes, Paradise Cove; Joash Proctor, SandBar; and Jeff David, Viceroy Anguilla.