Pictured above: Mr Jason Degiorgio, Food and Beverage Director, Mr Malcolm Jones, Director of Finance, Mr Michael Wale, President Europe, Africa and Middle East at Starwood Hotels, Mr Michael Kamsky, General Manager, Ms Karen Warrington, Rooms Division Manager/Operational Innovation and Robert Koren VP Regional Director Italy & Central Mediterranean at Starwood Hotels
The Westin Dragonara Resort has enhanced its accolade of awards when it was presented with the “Win with Talent” Award at Starwood’s 2014 EAME Roundtable Events held in Frankfurt on Thursday 6th of February 2014. Mr Michael Wale, President of Europe, Africa and Middle East and Mr Robert Koren, Vice President Regional Director Italy & Central Mediterranean at Starwood Hotels and Resorts presented the award to The Westin Malta team that attended the Rountable Events.
The award recognizes the exceptional performance demonstrated by the Westin Team during the course of 2013. The ‘Win with Talent’ award is based on four criteria being Employee Engagement, Leadership, Collaboration and Action scores from the ‘Starvoice’ survey which is conducted yearly and offers an in-depth knowledge of what associates think and how they feel about their place of work.
The Westin Dragonara Resort achieved an exceptional score in Employee engagement reflecting the associates’ high pride and satisfaction with the property as their place of work, the high likelihood to refer the Westin for employment to friends and their positive recommendation for the hotel as a great place to stay. This result was complemented with a strong Leadership score, reflecting the respectful approach displayed by managers towards their teams, reciprocally associates’ trust in management and the caring attitude towards associates’ wellbeing. Both of these scores exceeded Starwood’s own benchmark.
‘Embracing the winning culture philosophy, the Human Resources Department in collaboration with the Management Team encourage and recognize the growth of talent and the development of strong functional skills thereby fostering a culture of continuous learning for professional growth. This is evidenced by the numerous career growth opportunities offered to its associates who have grown up the ladder into supervisory, managerial and even leadership positions. The ‘Win with Talent’ award recaps this philosophy’ said Mr Michael Kamsky, General Manager at The Westin Dragonara Resort.
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