Hoteliers vote Four Seasons as top hotel employer

The Hotelier Middle East Salary Survey 2016 allowed industry professionals to vote for the hotel companies they would like to work for the most

Christian Clerc
Christian Clerc

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has returned to top the list of the company hoteliers would like to work for the most in this region.

After sweeping away a majority of the votes last year, this year 46.2% of the respondents said that taking into consideration salary, security, reputation and career development, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts was the company people would like to work for the most.

Last year, 25.9% named the operator as number one.

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Speaking to Hotelier Middle East about this recognition, Four Seasons president, hotel operations Europe, Middle East and Africa Christian Clerc said: “The success of Four Seasons is a true reflection of the passion of our people who, through their utmost dedication, continue the company’s legacy of service excellence, delivering memorable guest experiences every day."

Clerc, who will soon be heading to the USA to continue his career with Four Seasons there, added: "This recognition is a great cause for celebration especially since it follows two key hotel openings in Dubai (DIFC) and Abu Dhabi (Al Maryah Island).

"Our employees are Four Seasons’ greatest assets and we are proud that our company culture is resonating with hospitality professionals in the region.”

The Hotelier Middle East Salary Survey 2016 attracted 294 responses, across a number of demographics. In second position this year was Marriott International with 38.3% of the votes, moving up one spot from 2015.

Jumeirah Group, ranked second in 2015, was in third place this year with 31.6% of the votes.

The Hotelier Middle East Salary Survey is carried out annually, with the 2016 edition being its eighth.

Read the full results of the Hotelier Middle East Salary Survey 2016 in the June issue of Hotelier Middle East.

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