Marriott gets guests fit

The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort has made a healthy addition to its staff with the recent arrival of Recreation Manager Amy Robison.

Ms Robison, who has personal training and group fitness certifications, is eager to share her lifelong passion for sports and fitness with the Marriott’s guests, states a press release.

She has already developed several programmes through the Recreation Centre incorporating fun, fitness and creativity for both adults and kids and is looking forward to expanding what the Marriott can offer.

‘I am thrilled to be here developing a new recreation programme for the Marriott. It has given me such a great opportunity to create something for the guests that will really change their experience here. It is so amazing to be able to make lasting memories for the guests,’ she said.

Mr. Chris Sariego, managing director of the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, is equally enthusiastic about what the Recreation Centre and Ms Robison will be able to offer the hotel’s guests.

‘It is always exciting to introduce new programs and offer new services that help us to arrive at the well rounded position that we aspire to be at as a resort. We want to invite people from all walks of life to come together. We welcome them to join in, and most importantly; to have fun. There is something for everyone.’

At the Marriott since the beginning of April, Ms Robison has already organized adult fitness classes covering water aerobics, sunrise yoga by the sea and power walking on the beach. For kids ages five and older, activities include pool games, an arts and crafts programme and sandcastle building,

Ms Robison brings with her five years related experience working on cruise ships and at other resorts. Along with her fitness credentials, she is also certified in CPR and first aid.

But perhaps her greatest qualification is her love of the job.

‘I love being with kids and thinking of new ways for them to have fun and learn something at the same time. Our arts and crafts sessions are a perfect example. The children get a chance to create while we teach them something about Cayman’s history and culture,’ she said.

Mr. Sariego spoke highly of her qualifications and excitement for her new job.

‘I am confident that we have hired the right person for the job. Amy has impressed me with the plethora of ideas that she has for our guests. I very much look forward to seeing what’s to come.’

The Marriott also offers children a chance to get up close and personal with some animal friends. Ruby the parrot is available every Tuesday at 3pm for photos with the kids. And Monday and Saturday at 11am and 5pm, the children can feed the turtles that live in the hotel’s beautiful lagoon.

‘It is so rewarding to build a programme for the kids. It is such a joy watching their eyes light up with excitement. Watching them feed the turtles for the first time or get to touch and hold a live parrot is really amazing,’ Ms Robison said.

In addition to the fitness activities, the Recreation Centre offers guests the chance to check out some classic board games that the whole family can enjoy together. Beach toys are also available to borrow.

The recreation programme helps to give guests a unique experience and Amy is thrilled to be a part of that.

‘I’m creating memories for the guests, which is very gratifying and fulfilling to me personally. My goal is to give them a vacation they will never forget and to have them come back year after year.’ She said.