Marriott International Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Bill Marriott and President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Arne Sorensen on 27 February 2019, announced Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort as recipient of the “Debbie Marriott Harrison TakeCare Award of Excellence” for 2019. The Resort was chosen amongst Marriott International’s 6,700 hotels and resorts worldwide.Launched in 2016, the Debbie Marriott Harrison TakeCare Award of Excellence recognizes a managed property, department or above-property team for demonstrating significant achievements in creating a culture of associate health and wellbeing.
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort General Manager Julian Lowry said his team’s commitment to Marriott values was a driving factor behind this achievement.
“We are grateful to Marriott International’s Awards Selection Committee for this recognition. TakeCare activities are integral to our culture and this award will inspire us to continue and improve what we do. Each month our associates led by TakeCare Champions from every department carry-out activities that aim to assist venues at local communities, our surrounding environment, and programmes that improve our associates’ mental and physical well-being. Our associates know that they belong to an organization that makes a positive difference in their lives and those around them. Through these activities, we are all rewarded with a sense of fulfillment beyond professional work,” he adds.
The Resort holds an annual Health Fair where hospital professionals are invited to conduct eye tests, sugar tests and physical tests apart from an annual Medical Check-up which is more comprehensive as it checks cholesterol, Thinprep Pap test for females, hepatitis and other significant checks that could allow early detection of illnesses.
Le Meridien Phuket is also actively involved in Marriott Business Council’s environment and community development projects such as mangrove re-planting, helmet donation to school children, and sea turtle conservation in Phuket Marine Biological Center.
The “Debbie Marriott Harrison TakeCare Award of Excellence” is part of Marriott International’s Awards of Excellence honorees for 2019. The Awards of Excellence program embodies the culture of the company, and recognizes associates across its brands and global portfolio of hotels who best represent its core values.