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Marriott's CEO Sends Heartfelt Message to Marriott Associates


Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International, displays the authenticity of his leadership in a 06-minute video on social media. In the video, Sorenson talks about the COVID-19 crisis and the measures that are being taken by the Marriott group in handling the situation. Sorenson showcases integrity and vulnerability by making an appearance in the video.

Marriott has lived by the core value established by the founder of the hotel chain, JW Marriott, “take care of our guests and associates’’ for over 90 years now.

Today, Arne Sorenson has proven what Marriott stands for while demonstrating the attributes of a true leader by being vulnerable, sincere and hopeful in his heartfelt message to the Marriott employees, stakeholders and customers.

Because of the profound impact COVID-19 is having on so many of us around the world, this is the most difficult video message we have ever pulled together. Our team was a bit concerned about using a video today because of my new bald look. Let me just say that my new look is exactly what was expected as a result of my medical treatments. I feel good and my team and I are 100% focused on overcoming the common crisis we face. Now let’s talk about that crisis”

Arne Sorenson said in the video message.

Sorenson addressed the issue upfront, stating all the facts while assuring with positivity that the Marriott Hotels will be working towards overcoming the global crisis.

Both Mr. Marriot and I will not be taking any salary for the balance of 2020, and my executive team will be taking a 50% cut in pay.”

Arne Sorenson

Adhering to the company’s norms and priorities, Marriot Hotels has laid out certain instructions for the beloved clientele with regards to future bookings, clearly stating what to keep in mind when booking a stay, before booking, and during the stay.

Whenever you travel, we are waiting with open doors and open hearts to serve you.”

Arne Sorenson said in a statement for Marriott Associates

While the situation is uncertain, Arne Sorenson reassures with optimism and hope that the company will do everything they can to ensure the safety and well-being of the Marriott associates during these tough times.

Feature Photo by Yahoo! Finance

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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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