Why Work For Starwood Hotels
Why Work For Us
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. owns, manages and franchises some of the most well-known brands in the hotel industry, including Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Le Meridien, aloft, W Hotels, element and Westin. Each of our brands offers guests a set of unique and special experiences that make staying at a Starwood hotel or resort something they'll remember for a long time.
However, our success ultimately depends on having a talented group of associates who are excited about coming into work each day, enthusiastic about the impact they make, and fond of the people they work with. Starwood recognizes that positive guest experiences are only possible through the impact of its associates. That's why we strive to be a great place to work, with satisfied, engaged associates empowered to serve guests.
We're glad you've decided to investigate careers with Starwood. Read on to learn more about what we believe, and what a career with Starwood can mean for you.
What We Believe
Our mission is to "Create the most successful branded, global, lifestyle hospitality company, and to do this by forming a trust- and respect-based corporate family that is committed to re-imagining our business with creativity and innovation, resulting in the most fun workplace in the history of the world."
We believe a service culture is not just about what you do, but about "how" you do it. It is created and lived on the inside, and felt on the outside. Each member of the Starwood team has an opportunity to positively influence the lives of our guests and fellow associates. Living a strong service culture has benefits not only to the associates and guests; it helps drive our business results.
At Starwood, we recognize and appreciate the diversity of people, ideas and cultures. We believe that diverse experiences and people are required for our business to succeed. That's why we strive to create an environment that embraces the diversity of our associates, customers, guests, owners, suppliers and shareholders.
What We Offer
A career with Starwood really pays off! Our compensation programs are designed to attract, retain, recognize, and motivate our associates while emphasizing our pay-for-performance philosophy. We regularly compare Starwood's compensation programs against leading companies in the hospitality industry and general industry to maintain a competitive position in the marketplace.
But there's so much more than just a paycheck: We encourage our associates to pursue wider roles as they grow with us. We help associates develop supervisory and managerial skills through formal courses and on-the-job mentoring. Personal effectiveness and teamwork are encouraged through self-evaluation and exploration. As part of one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, there's virtually no limit to how far our associates can go.
At Starwood, we also try to take care of our associates in every way possible. Associates can take advantage of great deals including amazing discounts for hotel stays in a program called "StarHOT". Stay in one of the world's finest hotels for a fraction of what other people pay. Many Starwood associates have even decided to purchase one of our signature beds for their own use – at a great discount, of course.