Industry NewsMarriott and Wyndham Among Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Marriott and Wyndham Among Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Two hotel companies were featured on the 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list: Marriott International was ranked 16 and Wyndham Worldwide was ranked 39.

The DiversityInc Top 50 list includes companies from a wide range of industries whose leadership, procurement practices, communications, and associate engagement best reflect the reality of the rapidly changing face of today’s dynamic workforce.

“Receiving this recognition is a tremendous honor and reflection of our commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion, while also serving as a global competitive advantage that strengthens the company’s operating performance and the value created for shareholders,” said Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and chief executive officer, Wyndham Worldwide. “In order to be successful, we respect, understand and integrate various cultures, motivate and lead multiple generations, provide ethical leadership, and demonstrate integrity and respect in everything we do.”

DiversityInc also announced a number of specialty lists, which feature the top 10 companies. Wyndham ranked No. 2 and Marriott ranked No. 7 for their supplier diversity efforts. Wyndham also appeared on the Diversity Councils (No. 7), Global Diversity (No. 10), and People with Disabilities (No. 6) specialty lists.

Hilton Worldwide was named to the Supplier Diversity (No. 5), Employee Resource (No. 8), and Veterans (No. 5) specialty lists, and also found a spot among the Top 25 Noteworthy Companies. MGM Resorts was recognized as the No. 1. regional company.

The rankings are determined by an objective methodology that calculates factors such as Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development (including commitments to mentorship and philanthropy), CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity. The empirical data for the rankings is provided by a 300-question survey filled out by personnel at the participating companies.

“Our business is all about creating great experiences for people and providing opportunities to grow and achieve,” said David Rodriguez, Marriott’s executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “As a hospitality company, how we support our associates directly correlates to superior customer service for our guests around the world. That is the foundation of our ‘people-first’ company culture, and it continues to be our guidepost to business success.”

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