Starwood Hotels and Resorts Canada

Didier Luneau<br/>
Chair, Diversity Committee<br/>
Starwood Canada

At Starwood Hotels & Resorts Canada, we celebrate individual differences and unique perspectives of individuals and their cultural backgrounds. We believe that the recognition of these diverse experiences and people are required for our associates to successfully play as a team. We strive to go the extra step to personalize our workplace to embrace the uniqueness of all our guests and associates. We are committed to do the right thing by acknowledging difference while providing opportunities for employment and career advancement to all.

Didier Luneau
Chair, Diversity Committee
Starwood Canada

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is a leading hotel and leisure company with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementTM. There are more than 60 hotels across Canada.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

Starwood is focused on creating an environment of inclusion for associates, guests and suppliers. Through its brand positioning Starwood is able to build an emotional connection with guests. By creating national partnerships with associations focused on serving the needs and concerns of many types of visible and invisible differences – race, gender and sexual orientation – Starwood hopes to have far reaching impact by making a difference for the people that encounter the organization. Starwood’s culture of diversity and inclusion has also been recognized by DiversityInc as one of the “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” and by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the “Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality”. Starwood is particularly delighted to have recently partnered with Pride at Work Canada.

VISION FOR THE FUTURE

Starwood recognizes that leveraging diversity and inclusion is key to sustained global appeal and success with guests and associates. Starwood Canada is proactively increasing the recognition and celebration of diversity in their hotels while creating more alliances with external organizations across Canada. The company is committed to becoming one of Canada’s Top Diversity employers. With a keen desire to nurture a more vibrant culture, rich in contrasting values, Starwood recognizes embracing the whole gamut of human potentialities so each diverse human gift will find a fitting place. By leveraging the company’s diversity, the company will be more creative and will increase organizational effectiveness and associate retention. This will make Starwood Canada a better place to work for Associates and a better place to stay for Guests.

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