NATIONAL REPORT—Whether it’s celebrating an anniversary, receiving an award, earning a certification, debuting a new product or expanding the business, hotel companies and vendors achieve new milestones on a daily basis. Here’s a look at recent accomplishments:
Wynn Las Vegas Earns Great Place to Work Certification
Wynn Las Vegas has been certified as a “Great Workplace” by the independent analysts at Great Place To Work, which evaluates corporate culture and employee fulfillment. The certification is based entirely on anonymous feedback from a survey asking employees to describe their feelings about working at Wynn. When Matt Maddox took over as CEO 18 months ago, Wynn began to invest in identifying, developing and training employees to create lifelong careers. This comprehensive approach is supported by landmark professional development initiatives, educational opportunities and employee benefits:
- Access to on-site leadership skills-training and self-development classes
- Executive Mentor Program pairing managers with executives to accelerate professional growth
- A diverse workplace with an environment that fosters inclusion and acceptance
- Introduction of The Wynn Employee Foundation Scholarship
- Paid parental leave and financial assistance to help with early childhood expenses
- Employee Assistance Program with extensive work-life resources
- Charitable matching program, providing a dollar-for-dollar match up to $50,000 per employee, per year, to causes closest to employees’ hearts
FreedomPay Partners With Cornell Center For Hospitality Research
FreedomPay, a consumer-centric commerce payments platform specializing in the hospitality industry, has entered into a long-term cooperative partnership with the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) at the School of Hotel Administration (SHA) at Cornell University. As part of this initiative, FreedomPay will join a group of fellow board members with expertise in the hospitality industry sector on the CHR’s Customer Advisory Board. These include Marriott International, Hilton, Hyatt and PwC. This partnership will see a number of multidisciplinary FreedomPay experts take part in various initiatives including speaking opportunities on campus and the co-production of thought leadership research encompassing issues affecting loyalty, the importance of data and the need for a growing prioritization of technology within the hospitality sector.
Tripleseat Named 2019 SaaS Award Winner for Catering or Hospitality
Tripleseat, the web-based sales and event management platform, has been named the winner in the 2019 SaaS Awards Program in the Best SaaS Products for Catering or Hospitality category. Tripleseat helps planners find an event venue and book and manage the process. Its features handle capturing leads, converting leads to bookings, creating contracts and proposals, handling online payments and generating custom sales and financial reports. Its team of hospitality experts works to solve the everyday issues event sales managers face, and create a streamlined planning and management process.
Ecolab Launches ECOLAB3DTM Cloud Platform
Ecolab Inc., which provides water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, is leveraging its global 3D TRASARTM footprint and using the power of advanced digital technology through its ECOLAB3DTM cloud platform to help businesses improve asset performance and reduce water use. ECOLAB3D is a cloud-based digital platform, developed with support from Microsoft and Accenture, that collects data from Ecolab’s process control and monitoring systems, automation tools and other systems to create real-time alerts, optimize plant operations and benchmark performance across company sites. The platform is designed to enable customized solutions that address the specific business needs of customers, from food and beverage and power plants to manufacturing sites and hospitals. For water management, ECOLAB3D uses digital technology to optimize complex water and production systems. It leverages the real-time digital capabilities, innovative chemistry and remote monitoring of Ecolab’s 3D TRASAR technology, a comprehensive water performance solution, to help drive global operational performance, improve asset utilization and reduce water use.