Aligning with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 by training young women to provide equal employment opportunity at Hyatt and build a diverse work force.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (FEB 12, 2020) – Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya announced today a partnership with the Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland – Saudi Arabia (HTMi), and the international non-profit Education for Employment (EFE), in an effort to support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. With the help of EFE and HTMi, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya will sponsor various groups of women throughout the year, each for four months of training at HTMi – Riyadh. The hotel will then recruit them in various departments where they will be able to contribute to the best of their abilities.
“I’m thrilled to be here today to celebrate with the team of Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya their new initiative to support Hyatt’s global program RiseHY which is designed to introduce youth to hospitality and provide needed employment opportunities,” said Giuseppina Bavasso Hyatt’s director of human resources – Middle East, Africa and South West Asia. “The RiseHY program builds on our long-standing commitment with our existing or new relationships with community-based organizations across the world to provide vocational training and career readiness programs. We understand the challenges young people face and we believe that hospitality is one of the few industries where entry-level opportunities can lead to long-life career chances”
RiseHY is a global program designed to pair the hospitality industry’s career opportunities with young people who need them. As part of the initiative, Hyatt hotels around the world commit to hiring 10,000 Opportunity Youth by 2025.
“The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 aims to boost women’s participation in the local labor market and provide equal and rewarding opportunities for everyone, so that they may use their talents and abilities to contribute to the Kingdom’s economy,” Said Walid El Awadly, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya’s general manager. “Building an inclusive and diverse workforce has always been an integral part of Hyatt’s DNA and our commitment towards RiseHY is a chance to bring employment opportunities to the members of the communities in which we operate. This commitment brings Hyatt’s purpose – to care for people so they can be their best – to life in the Riyadh community.”
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Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya opened its doors to guests in January 2017. The hotel offers 260 spacious guestrooms, including 39 suites, spread across 28 floors. All guestrooms and suites feature panoramic views of the vibrant city of Riyadh. Conveniently located on Olaya Street and King Fahad Road, a growing financial district in Riyadh, and in close proximity to the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) and the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, Hyatt Regency is a business and leisure brand that offers the business traveler convenience in location, modern technology to ensure that they are always connected to what matters to them most, as well as well-equipped meeting facilities and authentic restaurants in a stylish and comfortable environment. Hyatt’s strategy is aligned with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which focuses on stimulating tourism and boosting the Kingdom’s economy. The current Hyatt portfolio in the country comprises Park Hyatt Jeddah, Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania, and Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street. For more information, please visit riyadholaya.regency.hyatt.com. Follow @HyattRegencyRiyadhOlaya on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattRegencyRiyadhOlaya
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