Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa to host 12th Crystal Pineapple Awards | SOUALIGA NEWSDAY

SINT MAARTEN (MAHO) – The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association is excited to announce that Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa will be the host of the 2019 Crystal Pineapple Awards to be held on November 23rd. SHTA sincerely appreciates the fact that Sonesta Maho Beach Resort. Casino & Spa can once again accommodate the event. Throughout the years, SHTA has enjoyed a wonderful collaboration with the resort and has been able to count on the assistance of their entire team in ensuring that the event is success.

The Crystal Pineapple Award Gala is the only event on the island that recognizes hospitality & trade personnel, organizations and associations for their contribution towards their outstanding performance during the year.

Individuals who are employed in the hospitality and trade industry can receive awards in 14 categories. The deadline to submit outstanding employees, managers and many more, is on Monday, October 14th. The full list of categories is published on

Tickets for the Crystal Pineapple Awards are on sale for $150 dollars and can be purchased at the SHTA offices on the Pond fill. Please make sure to reserve your Gala tickets right away, as the 2016 edition reached the limits of the Maho Convention centre capacity with 370 dining gala guests.

About Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten / 

The brand new, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is the largest, limitless, all-inclusive family resort in Sint Maarten offering an exhilarating and fun vacation experience combined with stellar customer service. With limitless all-inclusive meals, drinks, Kids Club, Teen Zone and scheduled activity programs for all ages, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is a destination within a destination, offering the island’s most exciting nightlife, a variety of accommodations and first-rate amenities for singles, couples, families and groups. The 10-acre, 420-room beachfront property is conveniently located on Sint Maarten’s southwest shore just minutes from the airport and features the oversized signature Oasis pool area with swim-up bar and separate kids pool with mini aqua park; five restaurants and a pizzeria; five bars; fitness center; oceanfront wedding gazebo; and more than 24,000 square-feet of meeting space and unique outdoor venues. Guest can enjoy other amenities including the signature Serenity Spa and the destination’s largest gaming emporium and theatre Casino Royale as well as access to tours, car rental and motorized water sports for an additional fee.

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort embraces a contemporary Caribbean style, offering an adults-only, limitless all-inclusive vacation experience, while bringing style, luxury and outstanding service to Sint Maarten. Set in the most spectacular location with breathtaking views over Maho Bay, adjacent to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, the 130 all-suite ultra-luxurious yet sustainable “resort within a resort” sits on the westernmost point of the island and features three exclusive pools including the Edge pool with a zero entry cliff side beach, four bars and two restaurants including the signature Azul restaurant and other resort amenities such as 24-hour room service, state-of-the-art fitness center, an open-air wellness area and private cabanas. Amenities are complemented by exemplary service from personalized concierges and Butler service in the top 25 suite categories for extra comfort and next level luxury, all culminating in one of the most uniquely designed resorts in Sint Maarten and the entire Caribbean. Apart from the exclusive amenities at Sonesta Ocean Point, guest will have full access to all services and facilities at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa with five additional restaurants and bars, Serenity Spa with sauna and steam room, tour desk, sports courts, Casino Royale and more than 24,000 square-feet of brand new meeting and conference facilities.

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 (see 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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