Marriott International’s Voyage Program received the top award at the 2015 WhatWorks® Award Program at Bersin by Deloitte’s annual research conference, IMPACT 2015. Each year, Bersin recognizes organizations that have developed and implemented groundbreaking programs that drive significant business value. Voyage was recognized as the most innovative program across all categories for its unique approach to attracting, developing, and engaging the next generation of future leaders.
Voyage is Marriott International’s cutting edge 12-18 month global leadership development program designed with the next generation of college graduates in mind. Voyage offers a foundation of development, resources and support for future leaders of the company across Marriott’s portfolio of brands.
The Voyage program curriculum combines hands-on, discipline-specific training at a Marriott managed hotel with online leadership training accessed through a life-like virtual environment. Through innovative social collaboration tools, Voyagers have the opportunity to network with their colleagues around the globe and engage with senior Marriott executives through an Executive Leadership Speaker Series.
Voyage enables recent college graduates from around the world to immerse themselves in Marriott’s thriving culture built on the principles of always putting people first and constantly pursuing excellence.
“We are honored that our Voyage program has received this recognition,” said David Traina, Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition. “Since the program’s inception in 2013, more than 900 Voyagers have been hired into the organization in 37 countries worldwide. Participant feedback helps us enhance the program each year to meet the evolving needs and expectations of new generations of students from around the globe.” Voyage presents another example of Marriott’s strong commitment to leverage innovation and technology to meet the changing needs of both future customers and leaders.
“The Voyage program kick starts the careers of recent university graduates, promising a bright future in hospitality. I am privileged to work in an environment that encourages teamwork and is supportive and inspiring,” says Sushant Dewan, Sales & Marketing Voyager, Pune Chakan.
Over 100 companies competed to be finalists for the 2015 WhatWorks® Award. Marriott was among five top finalists to present at the IMPACT 2015 conference. Bersin by Deloitte analysts, industry leaders and HR professionals chose Marriott’s Voyage Program as the top winner. Marriott and the other finalists are featured in the print and digital versions of Human Resource Executive magazine’s first June edition.
“Marriott International with its Voyage program prevailed over more than 100 competitors to take the top spot in this year’s program,” said David Mallon, head of Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “With its entry in the category of Acquiring Top Talent, Marriott was recognized for developing a program that creates a highly trained pipeline of entry-level leaders while providing a globally consistent and enriching experience for the company’s next generation of leaders.”
About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 6,000 properties in 122 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company’s 30 leading brands include: Bulgari®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy® Hotels, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com and @MarriottIntl.