Kigali Marriott Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton celebrate the 2024 Associate Appreciation Week

On 17 May 2024 at 02:07

Marriott International Inc. fosters a work environment prioritizing the physical, mental, and financial well-being of its associates. Recognizing their hard work, dedication, and spirit, the company emphasizes honoring and appreciating these invaluable contributions. The associates’ passion and tireless efforts significantly contribute to the company’s success and growth. In this spirit, Kigali Marriott Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton recently celebrated their associates.

The Associates Appreciation Week showcases the hotels’ commitment to fostering a culture of gratitude and recognition within the workplace. Each day of the week featured various activities and initiatives designed to express gratitude and acknowledge the outstanding efforts of the associates.

“As we kick off Associate Appreciation Week, we want to thank you for making Marriott International a great place to work. We are so proud of you and all you do to live our core values, which shape our people-first culture. Marriott is an industry leader with an expansive global portfolio of nearly 8,900 properties in 141 countries and territories and 203 million Marriott Bonvoy members—and counting. The work you do uplifts your fellow associates, enables exceptional experiences for our guests, delivers value to our owners, and benefits the communities we serve,” said Tony Capuano, CEO of Marriott International Inc.

The week was filled with fun and entertainment, where associates socialized through games, dance, competitions, and shared food and drinks. Highlights of the Associates Appreciation Week (AAW) included several themed days.

They began with Take Care Day on Day 1, where the week kicked off by celebrating the achievements and contributions of the associates. The Executive Committee and Heads of Departments took the opportunity to recognize individual and team accomplishments, highlighting the dedication and hard work that drive the hotel’s success. Lunchtime for both hotels featured additional live stations, supported by the Executive Committee, creating a festive and appreciative atmosphere.

On Day 2, Spirit to Serve and Fun Day embodied Marriott International’s "Serve 360" initiative. Associates participated in a volunteer blood donation activity, contributing to a noble cause and making a meaningful impact beyond the workplace. The day also included team-building games and competitions, along with themed dress-up days, fostering a spirit of camaraderie and fun among the associates.

Day 3 was Culture Day, a celebration of diversity and inclusion. Associates showcased their culture through various mediums such as traditional attire and cuisine, recognizing that diversity is not only a source of strength but also a cornerstone of innovation and creativity. This day allowed associates to share and appreciate the rich cultural heritage within the workplace.

The final days, Day 4 and Day 5, were marked by Winners Day and the Associates Party. These days featured unforgettable celebrations filled with laughter, camaraderie, and well-deserved recognitions. The events took place at the Intare/Urugano conference hall, providing a fitting conclusion to a week dedicated to honoring and appreciating the invaluable contributions of the associates.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4 and Day 5, were marked by Winners Day and the Associates Party

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