Starwood Cares President’s Awards – Finalist for Outstanding Care for Community - Towards A More Sustainable World

In 2013, Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour underwent an AUD $27 million (USD 25.4 million) refurbishment which saw us adopting green standards and technologies that would help us better manage our power consumption and reduce our carbon footprint significantly. With the Starwood-wide 20/30 by 20 initiative as our driving force, our Engineering department took the lead in incorporating energy savings initiatives, tapping into the latest technological advancements.

Starwood Cares President’s Awards – Finalist for Outstanding Team - Dedication at Its Best

2013 was a particularly challenging year for the Purchasing team at Westin Beijing Financial Street. The market saw huge fluctuations in the cost of raw materials. Unless carefully managed, the hotel might end up with a big increase in its spending to keep its operations going. To prevent this, the department took the initiative to tighten its cost control measures. Specifically, associates closely monitored the price and supply situation of key supplies such as milk.

Starwood Cares President’s Awards – Finalist for Outstanding Team – United in a Cause

Deeply committed to Starwood 20/30 by 20 goal, the Engineering team from Sheraton Zhongshan worked hard to find ways to reduce wastage of resources. As the airconditioning of guest rooms was one of the biggest energy consumption components in the hotel, the team decided to take a look at how consumption could be lowered even without changing guest behavior. After a period of serious study and review, in 2013, the department started installing timers that better regulated the cooling of guest rooms, preventing any wastage in energy.

Congratulations to Winner & Finalists of Starwood Careers Award 2014

Since Starwood Careers was fully rolled out in 2011, Asia Pacific properties have begun to embrace the talent development and management system that aims to support talent attraction, development, and retention at property level. Many nominations were received for the Starwood Careers Awards 2014, with outcomes that attest to the success of Starwood Careers in establishing Starwood Asia Pacific as an employer of choice. Amongst the nominations, 5 made it to the final round, with The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan emerging as the winner.

Starwood Cares President’s Awards – Finalist for Outstanding Team – A Labor of Love

Flavor, Westin Beijing Chaoyang’s staff canteen, is the meeting place where some 600 associates come together and bond over a hot meal. Not one to underplay their roles, our Flavor associates comprising chefs and kitchen hands are not only proud of the service they provide every day of the week, they are also eager to help drive associate satisfaction.

Starwood Cares President’s Awards – Finalist for Outstanding Team – Building a Just Society & a Better World

Plaza Athénée Bangkok, a Royal Méridien Hotel started 2013 with a big idea: we wanted to ensure that while we run our events in a commercially successful way, we also contribute to a stronger and more just society and reduce our impact on the environment.

Starwood Cares President’s Awards – Finalist for Outstanding Care for Community – A Tradition of Care

For the past decade, Sheraton Dongguan Hotel has successfully established a strong enterprise-academic collaboration that has been training generations of hospitality students from colleges and universities such as Guangdong Chuangxin Scitechnical Vocational College and Dongguan Light Industry School.

Starwood Cares President’s Awards – Finalist for Outstanding Care for Community – Small Acts, Big Hearts

To associates at The Royal Begonia, A Luxury Collection Resort, Sanya and Sheraton Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, we believe that every small effort will culminate in meaningful changes to the community. Therefore, we try to respond to needs as they arise.

Starwood Cares President’s Awards – Finalist for Outstanding Talent Developer – Grooming a New Generation of Culinary Talents

Rajesh Kanna, the Director of Culinary, Restaurant & Bar, plays an active role in selecting and developing talents. He believes in recognizing talents and motivating them when it comes to bringing out the best in his chefs and associates.

Starwood Cares President’s Awards – Finalist for Outstanding Care for Community – Agents of Change

At Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, our associates are united in uplifting communities that repeatedly face prejudice and neglect. Believing that all are born equal, we strive to break stereotypes by investing in the training of the physically disadvantaged. Since 2008, our associates have been conducting hospitality training for people with hearing or speech impediments and other mobility-challenged individuals. Potential talents are put through rigorous training that aims to prepare them for a successful career with us.

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