Hilton Worldwide has awarded Hilton Colombo and Hilton Colombo Residences CommitmentCareers@HiltonLive Award for raising awareness and providing opportunities in hospitality.
Hilton Worldwide recently celebrated its second annual Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, a global career awareness initiative showcasing the diversity of opportunities available in the hospitality industry.
Careers@Hilton Live is just one program in support of the company’s Open Doors commitment to impact one million young people around the world by 2019 and better prepare them to reach their full potential.
Throughout the month of May, Hilton Worldwide properties and corporate offices around the globe hosted more than 750 events totaling 22,365 volunteer hours reaching over 90,000 young people. Hilton Worldwide recognised 12 hotels with three awards for their creativity, engagement and commitment to raising awareness and providing opportunities in hospitality.
Hilton Colombo and Hilton Colombo Residences was one of the hotels recognised for the commitment the two properties pledged at the grand Youth Forum which was held at the Hilton Colombo. Hilton Colombo and Hilton Colombo Residences hosted an event that saw 400 students from schools, private educational Institutions and hotel schools receive a firsthand experience of how a hotel operates and also conducted an open forum encouraging students to ask questions from the general managers of the two properties.
Manesh Fernando, General Manager of the Hilton Colombo said, “We are thrilled to receive this recognition of our efforts to educate job seekers about career opportunities in the hospitality industry. Our Team Members continually work together to find creative ways to extend our impact in our community, and the Careers@HiltonLive award is a reflection of our commitment.”