The Graduate Management Opportunities Available at Six Leading International Hospitality Organisations

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The Graduate
Management Opportunities
Available At Six Leading
International Hospitality Organisations

Contents Page

* Introduction
* Starwood
* Hyatt
* Rezidor
* Hilton
* Marriott
* Accor
* Conclusions
* Bibliography

Introduction
For my International Hospitality and Tourism Studies module I had to do an assignment on six different world leading hospitality companies. For this assignment I chose six different companies which are: Starwood, Hyatt, Rezidor, Hilton, Marriott and Accor. This assignment will let me learn about biggest brands in the world and how they work. At the end of this assignment I should know what kind of management programs they have and what is required to get to them. This assignment is useful to me, because I will know about biggest brands in the world, what they do, how many people they have employed and what it takes to be in their team.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. owns, manages and franchises some of the most well-known brands in the hotel industry.

Company Profile:

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DestinationNumber of PropertiesRooms

North America (and Caribbean) 565179,600
Europe 16139,000
Asia Pacific 21066,900
Africa and the Middle East 8421,600
Latin America69 15,200
Total properties 1,089322,300
*all figures as of December 31, 2011
In total Starwood has 154,000 people employed.
Future Growth:

In next 5 years Starwood is opening 238 hotels all over the world.

* 31- Westin brand hotels
* 69 - Sheraton brand hotels
* 46 - Four Points by Sheraton brand hotels
* 23 - W brand hotels
* 12 - Le Méridien brand hotel
* 13 - St. Regis brand hotels
* 10 - The Luxury Collection brand hotels
* 28 - Aloft brand hotels
* 6 - Element brand hotels

Company Brands:
Starwood has 9 well-known brands: Sheraton, W Hotels, Four Points by Sheraton, the Luxury Collection, Aloft, Element, Le Meridien, St. Regis and Westin.

As the largest of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts brands, Sheraton serves the needs of both business and leisure travellers in locations from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Encouraged to call upon their own experiences to put their guests at ease and connects with them in a personal way.

W Hotels redefines and reinvents the upscale hotel experience. The talent at W Hotels is invited to meet and exceed the guest's expectations in unexpected and unique ways. They are inviting, flirty, refreshing and thoughtful and they wow the guest in a playful environment, showing them an insider's view.

Four Points by Sheraton offers guests a comfortable visit at the right price in a room well-equipped with business and personal amenities. They strive to uncomplicate their guests' day and provide them with a delightful, relaxing experience.

The Luxury Collection is a group of unique hotels and resorts offering exceptional service to an elite clientele. All of these hotels, some of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the worlds finest. The Luxury Collection hotels and resorts are distinguished by magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest in modern conveniences and amenities.

Aloft hotels is a new destination sensation offering oasis in the travel desert. Always with a playful personality but never without substance, aloft talent effortlessly deliver style, ease and a refreshing retreat from the road.

Element is a wholly different hotel combining modern design, smart thinking, clever use of space and upscale amenities for extended stay travellers. Smart use of the space encourages guests’ productivity and sense of being in control.

Le Méridien offers a unique European experience with a French flair in the world’s top destinations throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. They are always prepared to...
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