SINT MAARTEN (OYSTER POND) – Oyster Bay Beach Resort’s (OBBR) new Assistant General Manager is Anju Snow-Baharani, replacing Anne-Marie Brooks. Snow-Baharani, a 25-year resident of St. Maarten, was previously the manager of Light House Rentals (a division of Light House Realty), as well as rental agent for a number of luxury villas at Coral Beach Club.
Snow-Baharani, is known for her high energy and people-pleasing personality. St. Maarten native Illis-Brown has worked for OBBR since 1995 and is an expert in operations management
“I'm excited and thankful for this new opportunity at OBBR and CBC," said Snow-Baharani. "Working in the hospitality/hotel/timeshare industry has always been my true passion."
She's held positions with several prominent St. Maarten timeshare resorts since moving to the island, as well as was a partner in a well-known island real estate firm.
“Anju has a wealth of hospitality experience, having worked in many high-end hotels throughout her career,” said OBBR General Manager Ricardo Perez. “She’s people-oriented and has energy and style, and she loves to please people.”
For the past year Snow-Baharani worked closely with the OBBR staff in managing the Lighthouse and Coral Beach Club rental program. She has a degree in hotel management from Sophia Polytechnic in Mumbai, India. Snow-Baharani, born in Hong Kong, has lived in the Caribbean since the mid-1970s.
It was also announced today that Mientje Illis-Brown — a 23-year, senior OBBR staff member — was promoted from Human Resources Manager to Director of Operations/Human Resources. Illis-Brown has a Bachelor of Science in computer systems management and accounting from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.
“Mientje is a St. Maarten native, and we’re proud she’s taken a top position of responsibility in our organization,” said Perez. “She’s an expert at government and human resources, having had both assignments for the several years. Anju and Mientje, along with our management team of Cindy Clarke, Lorenzo Bryan, Ursula Illis, Ninoska Lambert and myself, will continue providing the excellent hospitality and service our guests have enjoyed over the years,” said Perez.
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