Millennium Hotel Hail recognised for Saudisation
Under the Nitaqat system, companies are categorised depending on the number of Saudis working for them, with platinum being the highest rating
Two month after opening, Millennium Hotel Hail has been awarded a platinum rating for Saudisation under the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Nitaqat system, cementing its commitment to providing job opportunities for the local community.
Under the Nitaqat system, companies are categorised depending on the number of Saudis working for them, with platinum being the highest rating.
In a statement, the company said will continue trying to attract and retain Saudi nationals throughout its upcoming growth period, working closely with local government and education authorities to recruit.
Millennium & Copthorne Middle East & Africa plans to open more than 20 hotels over the coming five years, requiring it to hire in excess of 5,000 people.
Millennium Hotel Hail has employed Saudi nationals in hospitality roles across all functions, from housekeeping and concierge, to sales, marketing and HR.
The hotel's general manager, Sherif Ezzat, commented: “We are delighted that our efforts to recruit from the local community have been recognised with a platinum rating by Nitaqat.
"Millennium Hotel Hail is the first five-star hotel to open in the city and has attracted a huge amount of interest from the local labour force.
"We look forward to giving our employees the opportunity to prosper and grow so they use their knowledge and skills to deliver the highest standards of service.”
Millennium & Copthorne Middle East & Africa vice president – human resources, Husam Kakish, added: “At Millennium & Copthorne, we are focused on attracting national talent and empowering ambitious Saudis with the skills and expertise to pursue a successful career in hospitality.
"Our priority is to foster a positive work culture as well as instil a sense of ownership with our team members and a strong sense of pride in their careers.
"As the group continues to grow, we have recognised that it is vital that we attract and retain talent from the national pool, after all no-one else has a better knowledge of the local culture as well as a desire to aid the country’s future growth and development.”