During the months of August and September,Accor celebrated the Heartist® Celebration Week 2019 across all its hotels in India. This is the fifth edition of theinitiative dedicated to our integral assets and the backbone of the organization- our ‘employees’.
Throughout this weekwe celebrate our employee’s success, celebrate the unique place they have in our heart and celebrate the employee relations. Heartist® week is our humble, yet heart felt tribute to ‘give back’ to our people and recognize and acknowledge them for their efforts. We aspire to make our employees “Feel Valued” andtreasured. We ensure them that we appreciate their unprecedented, remarkable and unconditional efforts to fulfilthe success of the Accor’s vision.
Every year, there is a special theme around which the entire Celebration Week is conceptualized and executed – this year’s theme was chosen as “Diversity and Inclusion”, which goes in tandem with group’s commitment “We are Many. We are One!”. This describesAccor’s philosophy that no matter who we are and where we come from, we are part of one big family.
Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India and South Asia, Accor said, “It is overwhelming to see such a zestful response from our employees all over the country during theHeartist® Celebration Week. It’s a gesture from us to acknowledge the tremendous work our teams do and to express our gratitude to each one of our employees for their immense contribution. Accor has been successfully growing in the country and globally because of the hard work, enthusiasm and meticulous effort of ourdiligent employees.”
Ashwin Shirali, Vice President – Talent and Culture, Accor India and South Asia said,“This week is dedicated to our employees to recognise them. We aspire to provide a friendly environment to our employees where they are encouraged and motivated to be themselves. Like this year’s theme ‘We are many. We are one!’ we believe that every person has its own unique quality and we celebrate that individuality in our organization”
As the part of the celebration different events were organised in our hotels. At Sofitel Mumbai BKC the event was inaugurated with a cake cutting ceremony followed by a range of activities, including one-minute games, relay race, karaoke session, Lagori, and much more. Similarly,Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centreorganized a three-day sojourn of fun-filled games and engagement activities. It hosted a special cyclothon and walkathon to create awareness on water conservation amidst other activities such as a grand welcome with DholandKachiGhowdi. A vintage car welcome for the excited employees, group singing, dancing, DJ night and much more were also organized for the team to unwind and refresh.
Events like the Run for One – Run for Diversity, One Hour Manager, CSR activities, etc., were organised to engage the employees at Novotel Hyderabad Airport whereas at Novotel Pune various games such as Antakshri, treasure hunt etc. were played.
Novotel Imagica Khopoli celebrated the week by having themed lunch like News Mela (Mela Theme), Colours of India (Holi Theme) and Two States (Maharashtrian and Gujarati Theme) with similar entertaining sessions. In Novotel and ibis Bengaluru Outer Ring Road the celebration included fun-filled performances, themed activities and a Gala dinner. In Mercure Hyderabad KCP, the celebrations were inaugurated with back to school theme day where the employees dressed up in school uniforms and relived their childhood memories.
Heartist® Celebration Week 2019 was a great success and widely appreciated by more than 9000 employees across all properties in India. This celebration has undoubtedly encouraged organizations culture of respect, trust and recognition amongst employees and reinforced Accor values and promoted camaraderie across hotels.