Hilton maintains position as Saudi Arabia’s best place to work

Our team members are our greatest asset. — Kamel Ajami, vice president operations, Saudi Arabia and Levant, Hilton
Updated 13 May 2019

Hilton maintains position as Saudi Arabia’s best place to work

Hilton has maintained its position as the No.1 “Great Place to Work” in Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row. The news follows the announcement earlier this month that Hilton was recognized as the third best workplace in the UAE, as well as recognized as the No.1 “Great Place to Work” in Turkey last week.
Kamel Ajami, vice president operations, Saudi Arabia and Levant, Hilton, said: “As we enter our centenary year, we’re proud of the culture we have created and are delighted to have been recognized as the No.1 ‘Great Place to Work’ in Saudi Arabia. Our team members are our greatest asset, and our ambition to be the most hospitable company in the world starts with them. We are committed to providing all team members with the support they need to achieve their career ambitions, and continue to innovate our working culture in order to create an environment in which they can thrive and progress.”
Hilton currently has 12 open hotels across Saudi Arabia and expects to more than quadruple that number to some 50 hotels in the next five years. This will create thousands of career opportunities for those living and working in the country, including for Saudi Arabian team members.
“Hospitality will continue to create great career opportunities and exciting roles for both men and women in the country as Hilton provides a range of career opportunities to suit all ambitions, from front of house, kitchen and F&B, to housekeeping, management, finance and sales, and even engineering and interior design,” the US hospitality giant said.
In its first century, Hilton served three billion guests, employed 10 million people, and had an estimated $1 trillion economic impact globally. As part of its commitment to supporting team members, Hilton launched [email protected] in 2017. The workplace wellness initiative seeks to help team members feel more resilient, focused and optimistic about their work, putting the approach firmly into their hands.
To help its team members achieve their ambitions, Hilton provides learning and development opportunities including access to Hilton University, an online platform offering more than 5 million hours of training through 2,500 courses. In addition, it offers rewards and benefits such as Go Hilton, its team member travel program.


International falconry events announced for Riyadh

Updated 26 August 2019

International falconry events announced for Riyadh

RIYADH: The Saudi Falcons Club has announced two major falconry events to be held in the Kingdom later this year, further strengthening Saudi Arabia’s importance as an international center of falconry excellence.

The 2nd King Abddulaziz Festival of Falconry will be held at the purpose-built falconry showgrounds on Qassim Road, Riyadh (Mulham exit) from December 1-16, while the 2nd Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition will be held in Riyadh from October 11-15.

Falconry has always been closely associated with the Arabian Peninsula and is an important part of the cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia. Indeed, the sport was ascribed on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage in 2016.

Today there are more than 20,000 active falconers in Saudi Arabia who are represented by the Saudi Falcon Club, which was established by royal decree in 2016 in order to stage international falconry events and competitions within the Kingdom, and to protect falcons and other migratory birds from predation and habitat loss.

For more information about the exhibition, festival and falconry in Saudi Arabia, go to: http://sfc.org.sa/en/home-en/