SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/13 -- Winning isn't everything, but it sure is nice. That said, the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul has had a very nice year thus far, bringing home awards for guest satisfaction, employee satisfaction and creating a mother-friendly workplace.
The five-star hotel in Seoul, Korea was voted the country's Top Hotel in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards, with the hotel's friendly and professional service receiving particular praise from reviewers. Now in their 11th year, the Travelers' Choice Awards produce "top 25" rankings from among more than 6,000 accommodations worldwide in categories including Top Hotels, Luxury, Small Hotels and Best Service. Rankings are based on data gathered from guest feedback and reviews, encompassing categories such as service, values, beds, location, rooms, spas and breakfast.
Guests aren't the only ones impressed by this Seoul city center hotel. Earlier this year, the five-star hotel was named 2013 Best Employer in Korea by global human resources consulting firm Aon Hewitt. Awarded once every 2 years, the prize is given to firms all over the world that create working environments conducive to highly engaged workforces, allow employees to feel an emotional sense of fellowship with the company and its mission, and successfully foster a culture that promotes sustained growth. JW Marriott Seoul is the first Korean hotel to win this award.
Being a new mother can make it hard to go back to work, but these Seoul hotel suites go above and beyond to make the transition as easy as possible, thus being named a 2012 Mother Friendly Workplace by UNICEF. JW Marriott Seoul provides all necessary equipment for breastfeeding and pregnant employees, as well as a dedicated breastfeeding room stocked with books on healthy pregnancy, giving birth and breastfeeding. The hotel also operates a variety of programs to allow female employees to continue working while having and raising children, including education on healthy pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, breast and cervical cancer, stress control, birth and maternity leave, and successful resumption of work. The hotel's workforce is 45% female, and with these programs 100% have returned to work following birth and maternity leave.
About the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
JW Marriott Seoul is literally in the heart of the city, located within Central City, its most extensive multi-purpose complex. Here visitors will find a prestigious Shinsegae department store, Go-To Mall underground shopping arcade, a large multiplex movie theater and a direct link to three subway lines. And while this is certainly a hub for activity, the luxurious JW Marriott Seoul is able to offer a calm oasis in the middle of it all. Accommodations at this Seoul hotel offer river or mountain views, plus amenities such as high-speed Internet access, a 42-inch LCD TV, desk, minifridge and marble bathroom. Executive-level rooms offer guests privacy and personal attention in an exclusive lounge. Spanning three floors, the Marquis Thermal Spa and Fitness Club is one the continent's most expansive and includes state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor pool, complimentary classes and a full-service spa. Dining gets top billing here, with nearly 10 outlets offering everything from hand-cut steak and world-class sushi to afternoon tea and the perfect martini. While visitors find themselves in the center of the city, Seoripul Park's walking path is just outside the hotel doors, and nearby Banpo Han River Park features the world's longest synchronized fountain. This five-star hotel is a top pick for meetings and offers 21,905 square feet of event space and a location near St. Mary's Hospital and the expressway leading to Gyeonggi-do Province, the heart of Korea's semiconductor industry.
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