Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Grupo Vidanta Ranks as Top Hotel and Resort Company in 2013 Best Companies to Work® in Latin America

Grupo Vidanta Ranks as Top Hotel and Resort Company in 2013 Best Companies to Work® in Latin America

Strong showings across the board for second consecutive year

Grupo Vidanta, Mexico’s leading developer of resorts, today announced that it is recognized as the top hotel and resort company in the American award known as “2013 Best Companies to Work®” in Latin America. Grupo Vidanta’s showing placed ahead of many other well-known resort brands in Latin America.

Grupo Vidanta was awarded eleventh place overall for all companies with over 500 employees in Latin America. With no other resort company winning better rankings, the following Grupo Vidanta property locations were ranked among the best companies to work for in the 500+ employee category:

-Grupo Vidanta properties in Riviera Maya
-Grupo Vidanta properties in Mazatlan

The Grupo Vidanta website sums up their philosophy perfectly: “Our people are happy and that is our greatest asset. The passion they display every day to deliver the essence of happiness to every guest is an amazing thing for a guest to experience and a hallmark of a Vidanta vacation.”

Grupo Vidanta operates full-service luxury beach resorts in Mexico's finest beaches, under Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Bliss, The Grand Mayan, Mayan Palace, Ocean Breeze and Sea Garden brands.

“Being named for this award year after year is such a great honor,” says Eric DuBaele, Director of Hotel Operations for Grupo Vidanta. “It just confirms that our company philosophy in regards to our employees is something special.  First it was Mexico, now Latin America.  Who knows what we can accomplish next?”

“Great Place to Work®” had roots beginning in 1981. Over 25 years of research culminated in the world’s first 100 Best Companies to Work For workplace ranking in 1997. Great Place to Work gradually opened doors in 45 countries with more to come, with the first rankings for Mexican companies listed in 2002.

Grupo Vidanta offers a variety of programs to encourage employee development and job satisfaction:

Educational Programs: These programs are designed to promote a safer work environment.  Each year the company sponsors a health week, a safe-workplace week, and a week where health professionals conduct free physicals for staff members. 

Mayan With You: This program allows Grupo Vidanta workers to help their families by giving them access to scholarships for their children beginning in middle school all the way up to university studies. 

Well Done!: This program encourages excellent performance by employees in the workplace, and it also encourages individual effort.  

Elite Club: This is a program created for workers who exhibit excellent work ethics over a one-year period.  These employees have priority in the “Mayan With You” scholarships, different product sales available to workers, access to the sports facility at the Delia Moran Foundation and job security during low seasons.

Innovating Together: This is an open forum where workers can express their ideas and submit suggestions for improvement in any department. 

Grupo Vidanta employees also enjoy amenities such as free cafeteria services, free bus routes to and from the hotel, and one week to vacation at a Grupo Vidanta brand resort depending on their level of employment.

The ranking for Best Companies to Work® is the result of a rigorous process of analysis and assessment of the views of employees and the corporate culture. The main objectives of the rankings from the Great Place to Work® Institute Latin America are to facilitate knowledge management and share experiences among organizations that know how to get the best results from business by improving the quality of their workplaces.