BUILDING on the success of the past decade is now in the hands of general manager
Ibrahim Barghout, who aims to take the JW Marriott Dubai to new heights and firmly establish it as the leading business and convention hotel in the city.
Barghout recently unveiled the Tree of Growth and Commitment at the JW Marriott Dubai. The tree is a representation of the number of associates who have developed in their careers within the hotel since it opened in 1993. Posted on a wall next to the Human Resource Department, the tree is green with pictures and designations of more than 200 associates, an outstanding 38 per cent of the total number of associates currently working at the JW Marriott Dubai.
“Career progression within the hotel and the company is important for our associates,” said Barghout. “It is one of the important elements of motivation and dedication that associates here at the JW Marriott Dubai have.”
A total of 1,525 associates have worked for the JW Marriott Dubai since its opening in 1993 with an average number of 8.5 working years. Most associates move to positions within the property though promotions within the Marriott International group of companies are widely encouraged.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Marriott International is a leading worldwide hospitality company with nearly 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 69 other countries and territories. It has approximately 129,000 employees and was ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE®.
Located in the heart of cosmopolitan Dubai, adjacent to the Hamarain commercial and shopping complex, the JW Marriott Dubai offers 344 luxuriously appointed rooms, 39 spacious suites and four Royal Suites with private swimming pools. The JW Marriott Dubai has 31,000 sq ft of flexible meeting and conference space. Two magnificent, column-free ballrooms provide elegant banquet space or break down for smaller functions, while eleven additional conference rooms can cater for small to mid-size functions.
The hotel also offers a wide variety of food and beverage options, including the award-winning JW’s Steakhouse, Italian restaurant, Cucina and Polynesian outlet, Bamboo Lagoon. Traditional Lebanese cuisine is available in Mays El Reem, while Shisha can be enjoyed under the stars at Awafi rooftop café. For international tastes, Market Place offers breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, and typical Bavarian cooking can be sampled at the hotel’s original Hofbrauhaus. Leisure facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, fully equipped health club, two squash courts and a sauna.
Clearly, the JW Marriott Dubai is certainly a hotel with a reputation for innovation and if the last ten years are anything to go by, then the next ten could be very interesting.