Hotel staff treated to private 'Black Panther' viewing
If all work and no play makes Jack and Jill dull, it's safe to say there are no dull team members at Sandals Resorts International, especially after Monday night when the company treated more than 100 staff members to a private showing of the highly anticipated and much-celebrated Marvel film, Black Panther.
The company rented a theatre at the Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay and treated the team from its headquarters to a night at the movies, popcorn included, as a gesture of appreciation for their hard work and commitment to the brand.
The event was dubbed 'A Night in Wakanda'.
In a video message played to the team, the company's Chief Operations Officer Shawn DaCosta apologised for his absence and that of Chief Executive Officer Adam Stewart. Both were in the Turks and Caicos Islands at the company's annual general managers' meeting.
DaCosta urged the team to enjoy the night's offerings, citing the gesture as just one of the ways the company chose to show its appreciation.
Excited team members raved about the night's event well into Tuesday, expressing gratitude for the gesture and reliving their favourite movie moments.
Carmen Prout, company administrator, said: "This was such a kind gesture from the senior executives and a good reminder that in the midst of hard work and at the start of a workweek, team members can actually take a break."