SUN Promotes Ben Wise to Director of SUN Services, Commercial & Residential Cleaning Services

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Ben Wise to Director of Sun Services. Ben will oversee the expansion of SUN’s commercial and residential cleaning services in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Ben has been in the hospitality industry for over a decade and has been a vital part of the SUN management team. He started his journey at Blue Ridge Village Resort (BRV) in 2006 as a Houseman and later joined SUN in 2011 as we began servicing the property as a client. Ben held many positions throughout his tenure there, including Laundry Attendant, Guest Services Representative, Inspector, Assistant Director, and Director of Housekeeping. As a trainer and mentor to many Directors throughout the country, he fosters comradery among his team members and builds lasting relationships.

In his own words, “I have seen the successes and failures of people developing their careers. I have seen how resilient these individuals are and our value as a company comes from people like this. Want to see individuals succeed? Turn them into a family, more than a team. They must experience each other’s successes and failures, in and out of work: one goal, one mind. If people come to work not knowing each other and not feeling a sense of community, they will not be successful in working towards a common goal. The overarching lesson I have learned in my time with SUN is that good culture breeds success. It's about how you feel at the end of the day towards the people who stood and faced the challenges beside you. Tomorrow will bring another opportunity for success.”

Ben's well-rounded background and experience make him a natural fit to take on the role of SUN Services Director.

SUN Announces 2022 Q1 Service Excellence Award Winner

We are excited to announce Angela Turpin as the Service Excellence Award recipient for  January – March 2022!

Director of Housekeeping, Angela Turpin, manages two properties, Gatlinburg Town Square in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and The Lodges at The Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. She is being recognized for maintaining high performance levels while assuming additional responsibilities.

Angela was instrumental in identifying a new sales opportunity and successfully onboarded the new client, The Lodges at The Great Smoky Mountains (LSM) in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. New client acquisition is a time-consuming process that requires a lot of work from many people. Angela successfully operated her primary property, Gatlingburg Town Square, while taking on the responsibilities of LSM without any issues. The transition went extremely well, and she maintained a positive attitude despite having limited staff.
Under Angela’s management of both properties simultaneously, key performance indicators for a successful operation have been achieved on time and under budget. She has developed good relations with the General Managers of both properties. Despite working non-stop for many weeks, the General Manager praised Angela and her team for their professionalism.
Currently, Angela is coaching and mentoring her second in command, Skye DeCarr, to successfully take lead supervision at The Lodges at The Great Smoky Mountains.
Her commitment to quality and professionalism is reflected in the above-average guest comment scores she receives at Gatlinburg Town Square. Understanding the importance of delivering a superior product in a timely manner, she leads her team successfully in supporting SUN’s mission.
We look forward to all Angela can accomplish in the future as a valuable leader and asset.

SUN Clients Earn Top 100 Recognition

SUN is thrilled to announce three clients earning top recognition. Church Street Inn in Charleston, South Carolina earns 2022 Choice Hotels Platinum Award. Coconut Palms Beach Resort II in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Rangeley Lake Resort in Rangeley, Maine make Top 100 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts for 2021. Top honors were a result of guest satisfaction surveys from various sources. All three resorts are managed by LaTour Hotels & Resorts. LaTour Hotels & Resorts include mixed-use development involving Hotels and Resorts, Condominiums, Fractional, and Shared Ownership.  

SUN Honors Staff for 10 Years of Service

We are delighted to honor Dora Fierro and Omayra Santiago at Vacation Villas at Fantasy World for 10 years of dedicated service at SUN. It is with great pride and admiration that we congratulate them on their anniversary milestone. Through the years, your talents and efforts have helped our success. Together, we take pride in your accomplishment and your commitment to excellence. Thank you for dedicating 10 amazing years to SUN and congratulations on all your efforts and achievements!

SUN Announces 2021 Q4 Service Excellence Award Winners

We are excited to announce Tabitha Taylor and Gabriella Falagian as the Service Excellence Award recipients for  October – December 2021!

Tabitha Taylor is an Inspector at Peppertree Atlantic Beach Resort in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. She is being recognized for maintaining high levels of performance while assuming additional responsibilities. While the position is one of great importance, its weight has increased greatly over the past quarter and her responsibilities have increased with it. She has stepped up and taken on new challenges with determination. She is an excellent people manager and has been instrumental in keeping operations running smoothly while her Director was on vacation and also out sick. Tabitha consistently performs at high levels despite being the main caregiver to her mother, who is battling cancer. Through her positive attitude and perseverance, she has earned the trust and gratitude of management and teammates. She is a true inspiration to all and a valuable asset here at SUN.   Gabriella Falagian is a Laundry Attendant at Tamarack Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and is being recognized for being a great utility player who is willing to pitch in wherever needed. Gabriella goes above and beyond her job title to achieve success for her team. She does not hesitate to jump into another role to get the job done. When the Director was dealing with a knee injury, Gabriella threw on her Houseman hat, took the initiative to deliver baskets in the morning, and was back in Laundry by noon. During the height of the holiday season in December, Gabriella added Deep Cleaning to her skills. With care and meticulous attention to detail, she assisted her team in accomplishing more deep cleans. On the busiest holidays, Christmas and New Year, she volunteered her time to help teammates complete assignments, lighten their workload and achieve daily goals. The helpfulness of Gabriella and her willingness to step into any role makes her an outstanding team player. She is a great asset to her team and to SUN.  

SUN Honors Staff with 10+ Years of Service

Many congratulations to some very special team members who are celebrating 10 years at SUN!!! This dedicated team has been working together at Coconut Palms II Resort and we are eternally grateful for their valuable contributions.
Patty Sterman, Director of Housekeeping
Deborah Bowman, Common Area Attendant
Shawn Bowman, Houseman
Mary Holland, Laundry Attendant
We are so proud to have them as part of our work family. Looking forward to many more years together!

Meet The New Directors at SUN

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Tabatha Miller to Director of Housekeeping at Peppertree Atlantic Beach in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.
Tabatha began working at Peppertree Atlantic Beach as a Room Attendant over 14 years ago before SUN came onboard. She quickly rose through the ranks to hold positions as Inspector, Laundry Attendant, Laundry Lead, and then Assistant Director before being promoted to Director. She will have been with SUN for 8 years as of January 2022.
Originally from Ridgeway, Virginia, she and her husband have lived in the Atlantic Beach area for most of their adult lives. They have a son and two daughters and four grandchildren.
We are thrilled to welcome Tanya Robishaw as the Director of Housekeeping at Rangeley Lake Resort in Rangeley, Maine. A native of Maine, Tanya has been deeply involved in her community through service and her love for housekeeping and caring for those in need. She has held a variety of positions from payroll administration to lobster buyer. Most recently she served as Deputy Town Clerk on the island of Vinalhaven, off the coast of Maine, for the last 11 years before relocating to her favorite vacation spot, Rangeley, in November. Throughout her entire career, Tanya has always come back to her passion for housekeeping, having continuously worked part-time in addition to her full-time roles. While living on Vinalhaven, she was the cleaning manager for Vinalhaven Vacation Rentals. "I have had the opportunity to work and train with some of the best from other resorts and here at Rangeley and look forward to continuing to.", she states. A proud mother and wife of 19 years, her family includes six children and two grandchildren.

SUN Honors Staff with 10+ Years of Service

We are delighted to honor the following staff for 10+ years of dedicated service at SUN. It is with great pride and admiration that we congratulate them on their anniversary milestone. Steve Zurawski, Senior Vice President Chad Womack, Senior Vice President Regional Rick Pailthorpe, Vice President Administration Ty Reuber, Vice President Sales & QA Johan Barrios, Director at Blue Heron Beach Resort Tausha Watlington, Director at Seaglass Tower Angella Willard, Lead Inspector at SUN Services Sandra Gomez, Inspector at Blue Heron Beach Resort Ana Garcia, Lead Inspector at Vacation Villas at Fantasy World Linda Zieler, Inspector at Tamarack Vickie Ambs, Inspector at Seaglass Tower Calvin Long, Houseman at Carolina Yacht Landing Patricia Langley, Room Attendant at Ellington at Wachesaw Through the years, your talents and efforts have helped our success. Together, we take pride in your accomplishment and your commitment to excellence. Thank you for dedicating 10+ amazing years to SUN and congratulations on all your efforts and achievements!

SUN Welcomes Regional Vice President Tim Donley

September 14, 2021
Blog, Careers, Hospitality, News
Tim Donley joins SUN's executive management team as Regional Vice President Operations for the Outlying Region. A seasoned hospitality veteran with more than 40 years in the business, Tim has vast experience in operations and relationship management. Tim has held multiple positions in the hospitality industry including positions as Executive Housekeeper, Rooms Division Manager, General Manager, Corporate Director of Rooms Operations, and for the past 25+ years served as Vice President of Operations for several Hotel Management companies. Tim's leadership approach focuses on engaging communication and hands-on training to team members. "We're always on stage, it’s how you perform when you think no one is paying attention that influences others in either a positive or negative way. As the great John Lennon said, “life is what happens when you're busy making other plans”. Enjoy the journey.", states Tim. A Michigan State University Hospitality/Hotel graduate, Tim is a devoted Spartan football and basketball fan. He enjoys music, movies, working out, and traveling with his wife of 45 years. Tim is a loving father to two grown daughters and a son, he also enjoys two grandsons and is expecting a third.  

SUN Welcomes Yvette Dehoyos as Staffing Coordinator

We are thrilled to welcome Yvette Dehoyos as the Staffing Coordinator at SUN Corporate. She will assist with staffing needs through recruitment, interviewing and on-boarding. Yvette brings nine years of Human Resources experience working for the military and for Amazon. An Army veteran, she has traveled extensively in the United States and overseas and educated herself in a variety of disciplines from the culinary arts to Military Police to Human Resources. After receiving her degree from culinary school, she managed a bakery and worked as a Sous Chef. She is also trained in the medical field as an EMT and is certified as a Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist and Basic Life Support. "Human Resources encompasses all I have trained for, what's more rewarding than offering someone an opportunity to keep their family fed, housed, happy and in good health. I can't think of anything. That's why I feel very grateful and honored that Sun Hospitality has offered me the opportunity to join their thriving team and what I already see as a wonderful place of business, with a welcoming and cohesive atmosphere. I look forward to helping in its already flourishing success." If you're interested in joining the SUN family, contact Yvette today at or 843-979-4786! She'd love to chat with you about available opportunities!
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