FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., September 1, 2021 -- Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA, “Playa”), a leading owner and operator of all-inclusive resorts across Mexico and throughout the Caribbean, has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Employer of the Year - Hospitality & Leisure category in the sixth annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers.
The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.
Winners of the awards, named the Stevies from the Greek word meaning “crowned,” will be recognized during a virtual awards ceremony on November 17, 2021.
This is the third year in a row Playa has been named a winner in the Stevie® Awards for Employer of the Year in the Hospitality & Leisure category. More than 950 nominations from organizations of all sizes in 29 nations were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of HR-related categories.
“Receiving this award that speaks to our employee engagement and company culture during a global pandemic is remarkable,” said Dayna Blank, Playa Hotels & Resorts Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “It hasn’t always been easy but no matter the circumstances, our people come first.”
More than 70 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. Judges praised Playa for upholding the company values and supporting employees and their wellbeing during this challenging year. “The hospitality industry was hit hard during Covid, so it was intriguing to take a look at how [Playa] management worked through it,” one judge remarked.
“In the sixth edition of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the judges were impressed by all of the nominees, who - during the crises we’ve confronted this year and last - continue to dedicate each day to making the lives of their employees and teams better through training, software, work-from-home plans, and more. We look forward to celebrating the Stevie winners’ achievements during our November 17 virtual awards ceremony,” said Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards.
For more information on Playa Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.playaresorts.com.
About Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA, "Playa") is a leading owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive resorts in prime beachfront locations in popular vacation destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Playa owns and/or manages a total portfolio consisting of 22 resorts (8,366 rooms) located in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Playa leverages years of all-inclusive resort operating expertise and relationships with globally recognized hospitality brands to provide a best in class experience and exceptional value to our guests, while building a direct relationship to improve customer acquisition cost and drive repeat business. Playa owns and manages 17 resorts (6,295 rooms) located throughout Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Playa also owns two resorts in the Dominican Republic that are managed by a third party and manages three resorts on behalf of third-party owners. For more information, please visit www.playaresorts.com
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
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