Phuket, Thailand – 26 April, 2018: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, part of Marriott International, announced today it has participated in Journey Week from 26 April – 4 May. The initiative is taking place in all Marriott International properties across Asia Pacific to attract new talent while inspiring current associates to aim high. “Journey Week” encourages and inspires associates of the world’s largest hospitality group to create their own future and shape the company, and also show potential employees why Marriott International is an employer of choice.
Marriott International believes that a great career is a journey of self-discovery: people achieve personal fulfilment through new adventures. The company’s founders J. W. and Alice Marriott saw life as a journey – from the day they set out to Washington, D.C. to open their root-beer stand, they never stopped exploring and reaching for new opportunities. Marriott International is equally committed to each associate’s journey, enabling them to grow personally and professionally with careers that flourish.
“Journey Week is a platform that reinforces our company’s global employer brand ‘To The Journey’. The week-long series of events bring to life our value proposition: that Marriott International offers unmatched opportunities coupled with a culture that empowers associates to live their best lives,” said Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief Human Resources Officer at Marriott International.
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa hosts numerous events for associates such as “To The Journey” day with Marriott International. Executive associate in senior leadership role, Matthias Y. Sutter, General Manager shares his own career journeys to inspire others to reach their own career destinations. The associates also had an opportunity to learn more about Marriott culture and history throughout the fun games and activities after the hotel tour.
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has been taking an active role in working with universities to offer students to internships, voyage or direct placement opportunities and open up the chance to attract young talent and help them grow their hospitality careers. On May 4, the 7 representative culinary teams of young and talented chefs from JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, Marriott Resort Phuket Merlin Beach, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, The Naka Island Resort & Spa Phuket, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa and The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket will showcase their kitchen skill and creativity at the culinary challenge. Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Phuket Governor and Miss Kanokkrittika Kritwutthikorn, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office will be the guests of honour and be part of the judge panel on that day.
Furthermore, The Marriott International Job Fair as part of Journey Week will take place during August, 10 am – 6 pm, more details of the event to be announced at the further stage. Interested candidates should bring along a copy of their resume. There will also be a focus on female leadership roles – the Female Leadership Event – where inspiring associates such as Khanisthanee Kanthanit, Director of Human Resources, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa will showcase and emphasize their progression and journey throughout each stage of their career.
With over 600 hotels in operation and a further 80 hotels slated to open in 2018, Marriott International in Asia Pacific presents a plethora of job opportunities as well as career growth prospects for our existing associates. Marriott is poised to add approximately 19,000 job positions across Asia Pacific by the end of 2018.