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Meet our Accountant, Miriam

Miriam who hails from the sweet side of Northern Belize, Orange Walk Town, has been a long standing employee of the resort since 2005 with over 14 years under her belt as accountant. Miriam brings her powerful experience in accounting along with her specialization in “to-the-penny” reconciliation in all aspects of the resorts’ operations. Her calm and amicable disposition inspires a motivated and driven team of young account clerks that periodically fall under her watch. When asked how Banyan Bay Suites/The Villas of Banyan Bay has evolved over the years, Miriam recounts that her tenure at the resort started with a close knitted family of about 30 workers to what has ballooned to 75 members at present date. “For the past couple years, I have seen tremendous growth, we have a much bigger staff with additions to new departments and much more activities at the resort,” she ends. Her biggest achievement to date, is meeting and maintaining long life friendships with many of our guests, industry partners and members of the island community. Outside of work when Miriam is not crunching numbers, she enjoys quality time with her family, girlfriends, watching movies and traveling.

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Meet Alex – Our Purchasing Agent

  Generally unseen and stationed behind the scenes, Alex plays an integral role in the operations aspect of the resort. In his 12 year tenure with the company as purchasing agent, Alex has mastered finding a balance with supplier price, service and quality to fill the daily demands of the property including our on-site restaurant. With the help of his trusty side-kick and warehouse assistant, Haroldo, their daily roles comprises of purchasing materials/good/supplies, scheduling of deliveries and pick-ups; ensuring the intake, coordination, and safety of goods coming through warehouse. As part of the purchasing process, Alex researches and connects with different vendors and suppliers. Once purchased items arrive, he is responsible for taking stock of the current inventory and researching inventory discrepancies. When asked what inspires his daily motivation, Alex expressed his ability to be the head provider of his household and to inspire those that work along with him at the resort on a daily basis. Since joining the team in August 2007, Alex has formed and maintained many friendships and has seen many phases to the ever-evolving property including construction and remodeling and expansion of the company. Hailing from San Roman in the Corozal District, Alex relocated to […]

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Meet Miriam – A Jill of All Trades

At Banyan Bay Suites, we are justifiably proud of our fantastic team who all work hard to make sure every guest has a wonderful experience at our beautiful tropical resort on Ambergris Caye. One such personality is Miriam Salazar who is this month’s staff highlight and a member of our team that will make your stay a memorable one. Since relocating from Orange Walk Town in 1996, Miriam has integrated herself and served in the tourism and hospitality sector for over 12 years. Salazar climbed her way up from her first position as Front desk clerk to Front desk supervisor in just one year. She held this front-line position for nine years where she recounts many wonderful memories with guests and people she has served. In 2015, Miriam was given the housekeeping supervisor portfolio where she oversaw a team of 10 housekeepers and diligently carried out those responsibilities, proving once again that she is reliable, and a driving force for the company. When asked what motivates her on a daily basis, Miriam expressed, “knowing that our guests truly enjoyed their stay, rave about us and return year after year, makes it worthwhile for me.” In early 2018, Miriam was promoted […]

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Meet our Accountant, Assir – The finance guy!

Assir Tzul, an Orange Walk Town native who relocated to San Pedro twenty-one years ago, has been Banyan Bay’s financial service veteran for over eighteen years and counting. Tzul, who started his tenure with the company as book keeper, propelled his status to become the company’s current senior accountant. With responsibility to oversee the Company’s hotel accounting and procurement; Tzul is highly skilled in internal audit and leads a team of financial professionals who handle all of the resort’s financial needs, including financial reporting, assessment billings and collections, and complete accounting services. In this August feature, we are excited to have him at the helm of all things financial and we thought you ought to know him a little better… 1. In your view, how has Banyan Bay evolved over the years? (then and now comparison) Answer: One of the biggest evolution has been the change that the social media and internet now play in almost every aspect of the travel industry.  The room pricing structure from what was the normal travel agent type based commission, to now more modern and innovative way of pricing rooms to increase occupancy. 2. What motivates you on a daily basis? Answer: To know […]

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Franco – Honoring over 20 Years of Devoted Service

It is no secret that the real reason behind Banyan Bay Suites’ continuous success and growing popularity lies solely with its dedicated staff members. And as the premier beach resort celebrates its second decade serving the Belizean hospitality industry and its island’s visitors, honor is being bestowed upon Reservations Manager, Alirio Franco who has been working at the resort since its inception in 1997. Franco who hails from Valley of Peace in Belmopan moved to the island over two decades ago in search for employment and stability. His first gig at The Villas at Banyan Bay, as formerly known, was cleaning windows, but his perseverance and unwavering dedication quickly catapulted him to the Front Desk department. Soon after, Franco held a desk in reservations, where he remains today as Manager in that department. Franco’s enthusiasm and passion can be seen and felt year round, as he makes Banyan Bay Suites a home away from home for the guests by providing ultimate, unforgettable vacation experiences. Franco’s personal traits, interpersonal skills, attitude, commitment and work performance are key reasons why repeat visitors and first time guests book their vacations with our resort every year. When asked what fuels and motivates him at […]

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