The United States House of Representatives has honored renowned Jamaican businessman, Kevin Hendrickson, who is managing director of The Courtleigh Hospitality Group (CHG) in Kingston.
He was recognised for being “a courageous, resilient, intelligent and loving community leader, and as a valued member of the community who dedicated his time to ensuring the betterment of his employees and customers”.
According to The CHG, the US Congressional Proclamation was signed by Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York.
“A continual effort to strengthen local communities here in Jamaica is at the heart of our business model. We take great pride in giving back to local charities, engaging our guests to do the same, and empowering staff involved in community service programs,” said Hendrickson in a statement.
‘I’m truly honoured to receive this proclamation on behalf of my family, our dedicated staff and partner.’— Kevin Hendrickson
“It is particularly gratifying to see that our efforts have resonance within the US House of Representatives. I’m truly honoured to receive this proclamation on behalf of my family, our dedicated staff and partners,” he added.
A veteran of over 35 years in the Jamaica hospitality industry, CHG said Hendrickson owns and operates the majority of hotel accommodations in Kingston. His CHG comprises The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites, The Knutsford Court Hotel, The Jamaica Pegasus and the former Wyndham Kingston Hotel (now in re-development). CHG said Hendrickson’s hospitality portfolio also includes the 512-room Holiday Inn Resort® Montego Bay, “a property long renowned for providing Jamaica’s best all-inclusive vacation value”.