SHTA 12th Annual Crystal Pineapple Awards. Voting Online Opens November 1st! | SOUALIGA NEWSDAY

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The voting period for the 12th Annual Crystal Pineapple Awards will officially open on November 1st, 2019 at 9am. This puts you in the perfect position to vote for those individuals and organizations you think should be recognized for their outstanding performance in the Hospitality, Tourism and Trade Industry. May it be an excellent employee, an outstanding manager, your favorite restaurant or media personality, for example.

The Crystal Pineapple Awards Gala is the ONLY event on the island that recognizes Hospitality & Trade personnel, organizations and associations for their outstanding performance during the year. During this year’s Gala Awards, individuals who are employed in the Hospitality and Trade industry will receive awards in the categories of Hospitality, Trade, Community Service Award, Media Personality of the Year and Environmental Award.

The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 23th, 2019 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino. The gala evening includes a sumptuous dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and much more.

Voting can be done on The polls will close on Thursday November 21st, 2019 at 3pm. Remember that your vote can make someone feel like a star that evening. Visit and for pictures and videos of all the nominees.

Voting: Please note that the ​​​final selection of winners is based on the outcome of popular votes and Crystal Pineapple Awards committee review.  

TICKETS for the Award Gala ARE NOW ON SALE and can be purchased at the SHTA office any time during office hours 8am – 5pm. Please make sure to reserve your Gala tickets right away, as there is limited seating!

The SHTA, the largest business representative on the island, 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.

For more information, please contact the SHTA office: 542-0108, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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