Beijing – 11 December 2017 – Marriott Greater China Business Councils and its Junior Business Council (JBC) held ‘I Am A Hotelier’ Marriott Millennial Speech Contest Final at Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. More than 80 audiences attended the contest include 16 Marriott general managers as a panel of judges came from Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Sanya, Shenyang, Hangzhou and Chongqing.  12 finalists completed impressive speech during the contest and Charlie Fan from Sheraton Sanya Resort won the first prize.

“The speech contest aim to arouse the pride of millennial hoteliers, give them a voice and to cultivate them a professional mindset. The Councils created JBC to develop future leaders by proving mentoring opportunity and we hope to discover more rising stars of Marriott”, said Angela Pan, the Guidance Team Member of Marriott Worldwide Business Councils, Greater China.

“Today people who are sitting here have a common title– Hotelier, we are the same. But there must be something different between generations. We would love to understand the younger generation and to inject creativity for hospitality industry”, Angela continued.

Millennials are regarded as a generation extremely rely on high-tech, however, when it is said that hotelier is ranked at the top list of jobs most easily substituted by robots, a young hotelier stated in her speech – “From my personal experience, I claim that Artificial Intelligence can only provide passive service after the guest has made a clear request. In contrary, we hoteliers are committed to providing personalized services beyond our guests’ expectations”, said Fann Zhang, the second prize winner.Marriott Greater China Business Councils, perpetuating Marriott culture and lead cross-brand strategy of the company, were formed by General Managers from 268 properties in 82 cities and represent 16 brands within Marriott portfolio. JBC is established as part of the Councils to emphasis the company’s core value ‘Embrace Change’ and to pioneer millennial projects.

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