Montego Bay, Jamaica: Joe Issa, the 28 year-old general manager of Sans Souci Lido in Ocho Rios, has been awarded “Young Hotelier of The World, 1994”, by the International Hotel Association (IHA).
The award is based on professional achievements, commitment to excellence, and service to community. Also, the candidates must be thirty years or younger; must acknowledge extensive command of the expertise in their discipline; possess leadership abilities; display commitment to excellence, quality and ethics; involvement in community services – (e.g. charitable work, business development, tourism councils), and must show evidence of commitment to development skills through continuing educational programmes.
Mr. Issa is the youngest general manager in the SuperClubs chain of resorts, and has been in the hotel business from a very young age. A past student of Campion College, he graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he was Valedictorian.
While in school, he initiated the programme, “Global 2000” recognised by the Florida State Board of Education for being “Most Promising International Intercultural Programme”, as it sought to twin local schools with international schools to provide cultural awareness and an exchange of ideas, He is currently a director of the Finance Committee of the St. Ann Chamber of Commerce, a Council member of the JHTA, as well as a member of the Marketing Committee of that body.
Joe Issa will receive his award during the forthcoming IHA Annual Congress in Sydney, Australia, October 2-6, 1994.
Source: The Observer