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STARWOOD launches Asia Pacific Recruitment Day

Attracting Top Talent Across Multiple Functions, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific Held its First Division-wide Recruitment Event on March 6, 2013

Singapore – MARCH 6, 2013 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific today launched Asia Pacific Recruitment Day, an innovative division-wide effort aimed at attracting the best and the brightest to explore a range of employment opportunities in Starwood properties across Asia Pacific.

Held on March 6, 2013, the event will take place in more than 85 cities across the region; key cities include Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing, Sanya, Tokyo, Delhi, and Seoul.

Piloted in over 100 hotels across Greater China with over 16,000 candidates in 2012, Starwood Asia Pacific Recruitment Day marks the company’s first Division-wide recruitment event. Starwood Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest luxury/upper-upscale hospitality company with over 154,000 employees in more than 100 countries across nine distinct and compelling lifestyle brands, including St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Le Méridien, Aloft, Four Points, and Element. In Asia Pacific, Starwood employs over 60,000 associates, and over 5,000 are employed in Indonesia across its 13 properties in Indonesia.

Starwood Asia Pacific Recruitment Day is expected to fill about 5,000 positions at all levels and functions in over 240 hotels. Such properties encompass iconic Sheraton and Westin hotels in dynamic locales; underpinned by strong brand equity, these hotels play a leading role in maintaining Starwood’s premier position in the region. Other properties include growing brands that embody uniquely personalized luxury: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels and creative brand such as Le Méridien; as well as brands associated with great value without sacrificing comfort or service, such as Aloft, Four Points, and Element.

Backed by an impressive growth trajectory across all of its brands, Starwood is on track to reach 400 hotels, with approximately 90,000 associates, in Asia Pacific by 2016.

“Our pipeline continues to be robust, and we are poised to become the industry’s leading hospitality employer,” said Stephen Ho, President, Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “As such, we are creating new jobs, fostering talent, and sustaining careers through strong professional development programs throughout the region. We hope to attract top talents to join our company, delivering world class services and experiences to our guests.”

Starwood Asia Pacific is committed to building a workforce that is the envy of the industry, with outstanding service and personal touches that transform everyday moments into memorable branded guest experiences. It also aims to nurture its people to become a trusted guest resource, as well as a driver of exceptional business results.

At the same time, Starwood recognizes that its unparalleled experiences extend beyond guests and customers to its global team of associates. All associates are challenged and encouraged to reach their true potential, growing through world class training and development programs to become part of an organization that continuously defines new standards of excellence. The company also maintains an open dialogue among its associates, from leadership discussions to engagement surveys to all manner of live events, ensuring that there is a forum for idea exchange and industry improvement.

In addition, as a truly global enterprise, Starwood supports differences across generations, cultures, and geographies, embracing diversity as a creative force to enhance the business, care for communities, and work towards environmental sustainability.

At the Starwood Asia Pacific Recruitment Day event, candidates will have the chance to explore career options, and meet with Human Resources specialists from different hotels (and differentiated brands) in the city to discuss opportunities and complete application forms. Starwood Asia Pacific is looking to fill positions in Front Office, Concierge, Rooms,  Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, Kitchen, Stewarding, Engineering, Security, Human Resources, Spa, Sales & Marketing, Events, Finance, Revenue Management, Accounting, and Administration Divisions.

A career at Starwood is like no other. Starwood hotels in Indonesia invite all interested candidates to attend Asia Pacific Recruitment Day, bringing an up-to-date CV, to the following venues:
– Lombok: Arena Budaya Unram
– Bali: The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali Exhibition Gallery
– Surabaya: Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers (Ballroom 3)
– Yogyakarta: Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta (Mataram Grand Ballroom)
– Jakarta: Le Meridien Jakarta (Sasano Mulyo 2 & 3)

The Starwood AP recruitment Day will take place on March 6th, from 10 a.m to 5pm. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.jobs or contact Khairul Anwar as the contact person of Yogyakarta & Central Java area.

About Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort & Spa
Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort & Spa is one of thousands Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. property, located on Jl. Laksda Adisucipto KM 8.7, Yogyakarta 55282, nestled on 5.6 hectare ground. Open at 17 March 1997 and grand opening at 15 September 1997 with total 246 rooms; Garden View Room, Volcano View Room, Club Room, Lagoon Access, Junior Suite, Lagoon Suite, Executive Suite, President Suite and Royal Suite. For more information, please visit: www.sheraton.com/yogyakarta

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,134 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM.

The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit: www.starwoodhotels.com )p/5).