Thursday June 20, 1991 was a day of celebration at the Grand Lido, Negril. On this day the Grand Lido received its 500th repeat guest for the year 1991. The lucky couple, Wayne and Judy Heller of the United States received the 500th repeat guest honors. The honoured guests received treatment above and beyond the regular pampering served at the Grand Lido. For example, when the guests arrived at the airport from the U.S. on Pan Am airlines, they were greeted by a helicopter which flew them to the hotel. Other pamperings were the guests’ being honoured at the Gala Buffet and a private dinner on the luxurious M/Y Zein (Grand Lido’s yacht). The guests’ stay for the week was complimentary. The treatment given these honoured guests’ may sound lavish, but nothing is too good for Grand Lido’s guests, a policy of the property’s management.
Picture Caption: Joey Issa (left) – Resident Manager of Grand Lido greets Wayne and Judy Heller (of Florida) as they arrived by helicopter from the Montego Bay airport. The helicopter ride was provided by Grand Lido Negril Hotel as a part of a gift to say thanks to the Heller’s for being the hotel’s 500th repeat guests for the year 1991. Other gifts the Heller’s received were a complimentary weeks’ stay at Grand Lido Negril, and complimentary airline tickets courtesy of Pan American Airlines.
Source: The Vacationer