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.

Saudi International Motor Show 2019 begins today

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi International Motor Show 2019 begins today

The 41st Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS) 2019 begins today at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events, giving showgoers access to more than 100 new models for 2020 from the US, Japan, Korea and China.

Automobiles from 14 of the world’s leading auto brands including MG, Hyundai, Ford, KIA, Cherry, GAC Motors, Suzuki, Haval, Toyota, Chevrolet, Changan, GMC, Great Wall and FAW will be on display.

The event, held under the patronage of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdul Aziz, will run until Dec. 14.

The Saudi International Motor Show is being organized by Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE). It will be attended by executives from top international automotive manufacturers and will be preceded by the launch of a number of new models, which will take place before the official inauguration.

Hadi Al-Harith, chairman of ACE, said the exhibition will have new features for visitors and a range of activities for youth, such as drifting, 4x4 test drive circuit and display of modified cars and SUVs.

“The five-day event offers visitors the chance to discover the latest technology in car manufacturing and design and provides a platform for trade professionals to come together,” he said.

For the new segment of women drivers, the motor show will provide an opportunity to choose their vehicles from a wide array of models on display, while simultaneously giving the car companies a new channel for sales.

The exhibition will also witness the provision of affordable financing solutions offered by the National Commercial Bank, the diamond sponsor of the motor show, and Al-Yusr Finance Company. Malath Insurance Company and the General Gulf Cooperative Insurance Company will provide advanced and affordable vehicle insurance services.

This year’s annual event covers a total area of 31,500 square meter of the venue and runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. until Saturday.