You know ’em, you love ’em, you can’t get enough of ’em. We’re talking about our employees … those bellmen who treat your luggage like fine china, the front desk manager who remembers your name from your last visit, or that bartender who knows how to throw down the perfect pisco sour. That’s just us being us, of course. And today we’re taking our hats off to all our 8,000-plus employees out there because we’ve just been named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, an honor that’s based largely on anonymous employee surveys conducted by an outside company.
This is the sixth time since 2009 our employees have voted us onto the list, where we’re joined by some fantastic organizations. We’re also FORTUNE’s highest-ranked hospitality company in the United States, coming in at no. 11 overall (we moved up ten spots from last year). And we’re the only hotel and restaurant group to be recognized in the top 45.
This is actually a very rigorous process to go through … it’s the most in-depth employee survey in corporate America, conducted with the Great Place to Work® Institute, a human resources consulting, training and research firm. So we just want to take a moment to give a great big “thank you” to all our employees. Here’s a virtual group hug to all of you from coast to coast who make our hotels and restaurants the special places they are. Let’s all grab a pisco sour and celebrate (not all at once, though … we have guests).