AGUA CALIENTE CASINOS surprises sous-chef roy aGRIAM WITH $10,000 TO CELEBRATE 30 YEArs of employment

Sous-Chef, Roy Agriam is the first team member to hit the 30-year milestone

Palm Springs, CA (Dec. 6, 2023) – Agua Caliente Casinos recognizes the hard work and dedication the valued team members bring to their roles every day. Among the numerous staff that has been with the award-winning casino properties for many years, is Roy Agrium. Roy was gifted $10,000 to commemorate 30 years of working at Agua Caliente Palm Springs, making him the first person ever to reach this monumental milestone at Agua Caliente Casinos.

“It is truly an inspiration to honor Roy’s 30th year with Agua Caliente,” said Saverio Scheri, Chief Operating Officer at Agua Caliente Casinos. “Recognizing his hard work and dedication, year in and year out, he sets the bar for all of our team members and is a testament to what a great organization Agua Caliente has become.”

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Cascade Lounge at Agua Caliente Palm Springs, casino executives and members of the Agua Caliente Casinos team cheered as Roy was honored for his tenure in the food and beverage department. Roy was completely surprised when he entered the room and walked up to accept his $10,000 check.
“I was the youngest one when I first started, and now I am the oldest.” Roy chuckled. “When you love the team you work with, it makes coming to work enjoyable and rewarding.”

Roy began his career as a line cook in what was once known as the Oasis Buffet in 1993. He diligently and thoughtfully worked his way through the ranks over the years and was elevated to sous chef in banquets in 2010. Known for his innovative culinary skills, calm demeanor, and leadership qualities, Roy continually inspires colleagues and guests alike.
Humble and grateful for this recognition, the dedicated sous-chef accepted his $10,000 award and welcomed applause, hugs, and warm handshakes from team members.

“Roy has been an invaluable asset to Agua Caliente Casinos for 30 years,” said Robin Stone, Vice President of Human Resources. “Not only has he been a treasured member of our team, but over the years, he consistently delivers culinary magic in the kitchen.”

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Agua Caliente Casinos are located in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and Cathedral City, CA. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is the only property in California that has been awarded the Forbes Four-Star rating for three different property venues, with Sunstone Spa earning the Forbes Five-Star award in 2023, the only spa in California to earn this distinction. The Sunstone Spa also ranked in the top spas in the U.S. and number three in California by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas 2022; The Steakhouse is a consecutive winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2007; and the hotel achieved Forbes Four-Star status. The Spa at Séc-he in downtown Palm Springs opened in 2023 and won the Sustainable Spa Award by the Green Spa Network and the Best of the Best by Palm Springs Life. Agua Caliente Casinos took the lead in two categories of the Best Desert Sun Community’s Choice Awards being ranked Best Casino in Palm Springs and Best Hotel in Rancho Mirage.

Collectively, the three properties offer a 16-story, 340-room hotel with resort-style pools and cabanas, three entertainment venues, Pívat Cigar Lounge, a premier cigar lounge offering live table games and slot machines, 13 diverse dining options, a multi-award-winning, full-service luxury spa and salon, meeting and event venues, and Agua Caliente Fuel, an expansive fuel station with 750 square feet of gaming machines, a drive-through coffee shop Java Caliente, and competitive gas prices. Agua Caliente is also home to two nearby championship golf courses: Indian Canyons North and South. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is also a AAA Four Diamond property and was ranked top 10 for “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” in USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice 2018 travel awards.

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