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Starwood Launches Asia Pacific Recruitment Day

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific today launched Asia Pacific Recruitment Day, an innovative division-wide effort aimed at attracting the best and the brightest to explore a range of employment opportunities in Starwood properties across Asia Pacific. Held on March 6, 2013, the event took place in more than 85 cities across the region; key cities include Beijing, Sanya, Shanghai, Bangkok, Delhi, and Seoul. 

Piloted in over 100 hotels across Greater China with over 16,000 candidates in 2012, Starwood Asia Pacific Recruitment Day marks the company’s first Division-wide recruitment event. Starwood Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest luxury/upper-upscale hospitality company with over 154,000 employees in more than 100 countries across nine distinct and compelling lifestyle brands, including St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Le Méridien, Aloft, Four Points, and Element. In Asia Pacific, Starwood employs over 60,000 associates, and 40,000 are employed in Greater China.

Starwood Asia Pacific Recruitment Day is expected to fill about 5,000 positions at all levels and functions in over 240 hotels. Such properties encompass iconic Sheraton and Westin hotels in dynamic locales; underpinned by strong brand equity, these hotels play a leading role in maintaining Starwood’s premier position in the region. Other properties include growing brands that embody uniquely personalized luxury: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels and creative brand such as Le Méridien; as well as brands associated with great value without sacrificing comfort or service, such as Aloft, Four Points, and Element.

Backed by an impressive growth trajectory across all of its brands, Starwood is on track to reach 400 hotels, with approximately 90,000 associates, in Asia Pacific by 2016.

“Our pipeline continues to be robust, and we are poised to become the industry’s leading hospitality employer,” said Stephen Ho, President, Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “As such, we are creating new jobs, fostering talent, and sustaining careers through strong professional development programs throughout the region. We hope to attract top talents to join our company, delivering world class services and experiences to our guests.”

Starwood Asia Pacific is committed to building a workforce that is the envy of the industry, with outstanding service and personal touches that transform everyday moments into memorable branded guest experiences. It also aims to nurture its people to become a trusted guest resource, as well as a driver of exceptional business results.

At the same time, Starwood recognizes that its unparalleled experiences extend beyond guests and customers to its global team of associates. All associates are challenged and encouraged to reach their true potential, growing through world class training and development programs to become part of an organization that continuously defines new standards of excellence. The company also maintains an open dialogue among its associates, from leadership discussions to engagement surveys to all manner of live events, ensuring that there is a forum for idea exchange and industry improvement.

In addition, as a truly global enterprise, Starwood supports differences across generations, cultures, and geographies, embracing diversity as a creative force to enhance the business, care for communities, and work towards environmental sustainability.

At the Starwood Asia Pacific Recruitment Day event, candidates will have the chance to explore career options, and meet with Human Resources specialists from different hotels (and differentiated brands) in the city to discuss opportunities and complete application forms. Starwood Asia Pacific is looking to fill positions in Front Office, Concierge, Rooms,  Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, Kitchen, Stewarding, Engineering, Security, Human Resources, Spa, Sales & Marketing, Events, Finance, Revenue Management, Accounting, and Administration Divisions.

Starwood Asia Pacific Recruitment Day (Shenzhen) was held at Sheraton Shenzhen Futian hotel and it was completely a success. The 5 hotels under Starwood Hotels Group, including Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhen, Sheraton Dameisha Resort, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel, The St Regis Shenzhen and The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan welcomed more than 200 candidates who looked for a fresh or refresh start of their career, and took in those qualified and suitable talents for further developments.

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