Bermudian trio promoted at Fairmont Southampton
Three Bermudians have had their talents recognised and been promoted by the Fairmont Southampton,
“Nothing makes us more proud than cultivating the talented colleagues we have at the resort and working with them to grow their career in the hospitality industry,” said Nelda Simons, regional director for human resources.
“Each of these individuals is a tremendous asset to our hotel and integral to our overall operation. As a destination, Bermuda is known for its warm and friendly service, and each of these young Bermudian women represent that spirit.”
Allison Tucker is the new conference services manager with the hotel.
She is a graduate of The George Washington University School of Business and has a Bachelor of Business Administration concentrating in hospitality management.
She started with the Fairmont Southampton in 2007 as a Discover Bermuda DMC summer student, working seasonally during school breaks.
After graduating from university, she was hired as Discover Bermuda operations manager.
Marquisha Douglas has been promoted to sales manager. She joined the hotel as a sales coordinator in 2011.
In her new role, Ms Douglas will be selling rooms to groups of 10 or more, focusing on the social events, military, education, religious, and fraternal group markets.
She is a graduate of Mount St Vincent and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and an associates degree in tourism & hospitality.
Ms Douglas is also a Sergeant with the Bermuda Regiment, and has been balancing her military career with work commitments.
The third Bermudian promoted is Felicity Burton. She is a graduate of the Bermuda College's Associate of Arts/Business Administration and began her career at the hotel in 2013 as guest services agent.
Last year she was promoted to rooms controller. Her work with the front office exposed her to the functions of other hotel departments. She is now sales coordinator.