Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa was recognized as a ‘Best Workplace for Millennials’ in Sri Lanka.

September 16, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa was recognized as a ‘Best Workplace for Millennials’ by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka.

The resort earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its associates in an anonymous survey conducted by Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka during 2019 – 2020.

Associate engagement has emerged as a critical driver of business success in today’s competitive marketplace. Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa strongly believes that the high levels of associate engagement promote the retention of talent, foster customer loyalty and improve organisational performance and stakeholder value.

Besides, Marriott always strives to lead associate satisfaction with many events and celebrations throughout the year. Similarly, to maximise associate performance, Marriott envisions the workplace as an ecosystem of spaces that allows people to have choice, control and empowerment. Moreover, associates are supported to perform at their best with mutual respect and dignity.

“At Marriott, we continue to work towards understanding what more can be done to improve associate experience, including workplace design, work life balance, celebrating multi-cultural events of significance, enabling more opportunities and various appreciation programmes to boost engagement levels amongst all associates. Close to 50% of our workforce is millennials and they all have completed the survey, resulting in a 95% confidence level” said the General Manager, Piyush Tyagi.

We applaud Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa for seeking employees’ feedback and the opportunity to recognize itself as a best workplace for Millennials,” said Kshanika Ratnayake, CEO of Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace. These are critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa should take into account as an indicator of high performance.”

Celebrating its strong roots to local communities, the innovative hospitality leader has been awarded as a Great Place to work for three consecutive years.

Other recent accolades include Cluster Director of Human Resources Sanchitha Uduwawidane being named the ‘Elite Champion of the Year’ – a global award by Marriott International which recognises the best in its category. This is a validation of the resort’s focus on associate wellbeing and development under Marriott’s ‘People First’ core value.

Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa

Modern and spacious hotel rooms at Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa feature sweeping vistas of the Indian ocean, plush bedding, workstation with easily accessible control panel, free Wi-Fi, Impressive bathroom with a free standing tub and all other  comforts of a resort of this caliber. One may indulge in diversified food and beverage options presenting delicious multi cuisine, fresh seafood and an extensive collection of spirits and wines. The spa, gymnasium, outdoor pool, Kids pool and the activity packed kids centre provide a perfect experience to all travelers.

Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa is ideal for destination weddings and residential conferences, given its calm ambiance and the availability of venues and spaces, both indoors and outdoors. The property borders the surfing spots of Weligama Bay, facilitating opportunities for the local community engaged in this adventure sport. Its close proximity to sites of cultural and experiential interest such as the Galle Dutch Fort, the Yala National Park, tea gardens and the famous whale watching hub in Mirissa makes this one of a kind resort a place not to be missed.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and recognition programs, including Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM, Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.