Best hotel companies to work for – Four Seasons and Marriott awarded
New York City – 10 March 2017 –
Four Seasons Hotels and Marriott International has been named by ‚Great Place to Work‘ and listed on Fortune’s ‚100 Best Companies to Work For‘.
Four Seasons ranked 79th on the list, which is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the pride they take in their jobs, the level of trust they feel towards leaders, and the camaraderie they experience with co-workers. As one of only 12 organisations to be included on the list since its inception in 1998, Four Seasons is also being recognised as a “Great Place to Work Legend.”
“Being named as an employer of choice by our employees for twenty consecutive years is a tremendous honour, a great source of pride and a testament to the strength of our culture,” says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “It is the people of Four Seasons, their love of hospitality and the passion they bring to their work that have made this company legendary. Many things can be taught; the extraordinary capacity for empathy that is shared by Four Seasons employees cannot be.”
For the 20th consecutive year, Marriott Inte. is one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. Marriott ranked #33 on the list, which is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including trust in their leaders, pride in their jobs and camaraderie with co-workers.
„What’s our secret? It takes commitment and a focus on employees and company culture to make the Fortune 100 Best list not once but 20 times. Ask any Marriott associate about how the company got started and they’ll tell you the story of a small root beer stand established in Washington, D.C. in 1927. And about how its founders, J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, believed if you take good care of associates, they will take care of the guests and the guests will come back again and again. Since the founding of our company, associates have lived our core value of putting people first. They have contributed to creating a family-like, inclusive culture that welcomes all guests and has led to business success,” said Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s president and CEO. “We are deeply honored to have been recognized by Fortune each year since the list was established in 1998.”