With the theme ‘Hawaiian Night’, some 40 permanent employees of Symphony Suites Hotel let their hair down for a night of fun and recognition. It was the hotel’s first annual dinner for its staff since opening its doors for business in 2013.

The party, which included a scrumptious dinner of grilled food, steamboat and a generous buffet spread, was expertly handled by multilingual emcee, KT Pillai who kept the guests laughing non-stop throughout the night with various stage games.

Prizes were given away to the winners in those games as well as via lucky draws. Almost everyone walked home a winner with a good range of prizes, from hotel stays to household electrical appliances and personal electronic devices.

Certificates of appreciation and cash rewards were presented to exemplary employees. Among other accolades, Fo Wee Peng and Winni Ng were awarded with ‘Zero MC Record 2013/2014’ while ‘Best Employee 2013/2014’ went to Noor Suhaila Bt. Shamsudin. This recognition was given based on the attitude of the employee; someone who is committed to her duties, is dedicated, a good communicator and a role model to her peers.

Five of the staff also received letters of promotion, much to their delight. Said General Manager David Tsen, “2014 saw varied improvement compared to 2013, the year Symphony Suites Hotel first operated. These improvements were due to changes in administration and operations of the hotel. We’ve seen growth in terms of revenue and the opening of new market sectors such as corporation, banking and finance, association and government.

With a fresh budget allocated for 2015 and the commitment of staff from senior management to the rank and file, business is expected to be better this year. We anticipate the first quarter of the year, normally a low period for hotels, to perform better compared to the same period last year.”

Emily