Which Hotels Rank on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Places to Work’?

March 16, 2017 Steve Symanovich

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Four hotel companies grabbed spots on Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work for 2017.”

The leader of the pack: Kimpton Hotels & Resorts.

For meeting planners, Fortune’s annual ranking could point the way to the best places for booking a block of rooms and holding a meeting. Everybody likes to be around happy employees.

Planners might also look at the list as a tip sheet for a job search. After all, the ranking includes the number of job openings at each company—along with perks, diversity, paid time off, compensation and training—and hotels have a lot of them.

Faithful watchers of the Fortune list might expect to find Google somewhere near the top of the ranking. This year’s list won’t disappoint. The Silicon Valley search company ranks No. 1 for the eighth time in 11 years.

That should take nothing away from the achievement of hotel companies, which have a commanding presence on this year’s list.

Meet the hotels that rank

Kimpton Hotels & Resorts is the only hotelier to crack the top 25. Ranked at No. 14, Kimpton won employee plaudits for its “support for diversity, flexible work schedules, lack of hierarchy, and promote-from-within culture,” according to Fortune. The San Francisco-based company has 650 job openings.

Hilton came in at No. 26. The MacLean, Virginia-based hotel giant won praise for “endless opportunities,” Fortune noted. And there are plenty more: Hilton has 42,608 positions to fill.

Hyatt weighed in at No. 32, buoyed by its work atmosphere of “fairness, love and respect,” Fortune reported. The Chicago-based hotel company has 3,500 openings.

Employees of No. 33-ranked Marriott International cited “unlimited opportunities to grow” as one of the rewards of working there, Fortune wrote. The Bethesda, Maryland-based hotel giant is looking to fill 57,564 jobs.

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, based in Toronto, hit the list at No. 79. Employees were “proud of their reputation” for outstanding service, Fortune said. It added that all employees taking vacation time can stay at Four Seasons properties for free.

Hotels ranked in other ways

Fortune also crunches the numbers to show which companies rank highest by each measure of “best”—for instance, “perks.” Here’s the top hotel in each category.

-Compensation (based on highest pay for most common job): Four Seasons, at  $54,316.
-Most days of paid time off: Hilton,  22.
-Perks: Hyatt,  8.
-Diversity (based on highest percentage of minority employees): Hilton, 69 percent.

A note on diversity: Other hotel companies were close behind, with Four Seasons and Hyatt tied at 65 percent and Marriott at 64 percent. For this measure, hotels held four of the top five spots in the top 100 ranking. They trailed only Baptist Health South Florida, which ranked No. 1 at 75 percent.

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