It was time to go back to the yesteryear of the 60s, 70s and 80s for the 200+ staff of Impiana Hotel Ipoh at their annual staff party. With a retro theme, the Crystal Ballroom was transformed into a huge disco, where the hotel’s employees mingled and danced with one another irrespective of rank.
Before heading to the ballroom, where good food, entertainment, and awesome lucky draw prizes awaited, there were photo opportunities for guests, including staff from Impiana Hotel’s sister company, Anjung Hijau Sdn. Bhd., at the glam rock corner which sat a Volkswagen Beetle and a Vespa.
During his opening speech, General Manager Kamarudin Kassim challenged his team to give their best, to become the hotel to emulate not only in Ipoh, but also among all major states in Malaysia. He also promised a salary adjustment and to adhere to the minimum wage policy in October this year, calling on all staff to be patient.
After a sumptuous buffet dinner, staff of Impaina Hotel Ipoh took to the stage to showcase their respective hidden talents, from singing to dancing. The best three performing groups received cash prizes and gift hampers.
Those who did not take any sick leave for the whole of 2012 received the “fittest” award, while those who did not go on medical leave or claimed medical expenses for last year were deemed the “healthiest”. They all received certificates of appreciation and cash.
Meanwhile the best three employees from the front of the house and another best three from the back of the house, based on last year’s work performance, and voted by employees of the hotel, received a certificate of acknowledgement, gift hamper and cash.
Before the winning number for the Modenas motorcycle was drawn, the best dressed male and female guests were selected. All staff eventually walked home with at least one prize.
As the night was still young, staff of Impiana Hotel Ipoh continued to party away to music of the 60s to 80s, and even the latest hits, spun by popular deejay, DJ Kumar.
Event: IHI Annual Staff Party: Retro
Venue: Crystal Ballroom, Impiana Hotel Ipoh
Date: 12th April, 2013
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