MEXICO CITY, Dec. 2, 2016 /CNW/ -- Grupo Vidanta, Mexico's leading resort developer and operator, has been recognized as one of the top 15 companies for employment in Mexico by the research and consulting firm, Great Places to Work – Mexico. Vidanta was recognized for promoting equal opportunities and gender equality, which lead to an unprecedented jump of 19 positions on the list sine 2015 rankings. Among the 100 companies with over a thousand employees, Vidanta was recognized for a third time as one of the largest employers in Mexico and Latin America leading best practices in human capital management.
"Our 15,000 employees in Mexico are the key to our success and business growth," said Iván Chávez, Executive Vice President of Grupo Vidanta. "Our mission at Grupo Vidanta is to create work environments that promote professional growth along with providing incredible entertainment experiences for our guests. Being recognized by Great Place to Work Mexico reinforces our success at doing just that."
Grupo Vidanta climbed 19 positions in the past year, moving from ranking at #34 in 2015 to occupying the #15 spot on the list of Best Companies to Work For in 2016, and placing sixth in companies with over 1,000 employees. Grupo Vidanta first made the list in 2014, ranking at #70. A strong commitment to create equal opportunities for recruitment and professional development of women is present in all facets of the business at Grupo Vidanta, and a key reason for the company's high ranking on this year's list.
"The company's effort in gender equality helped reach a high ranking, and we are aware of the importance of labor inclusion. Grupo Vidanta consistently seeks to implement policies and growth-oriented programs for our staff, creating an atmosphere of respect and service inside and outside the company," remarked Iván Chávez.
Other companies in the top of the rankings by Great Place To Work Mexico for 2016 include Scotiabank, Infovavit, Gentera, American Express, Supermarkets S-Mart Foundation Telethon, BBVA Bancomer, AT & T Mexico, Mapfre Seguros, Liverpool and Eaton Group, among others.
Grupo Vidanta currently maintains a presence in destinations including Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Peñasco, and Mazatlán, while operating golf courses and a private airport in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.
About Grupo Vidanta
Grupo Vidanta is a full-service tourism developer in Mexico and Latin America with practices in property architecture and product design, construction and operations. The company specializes in the development and operation of luxury resort and hotel brands in Mexico and counts AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta and five AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resorts – Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya, The Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta, The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta, The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya and The Grand Mayan Acapulco – among its impressive portfolio of more than 25 resorts and hotels.
Grupo Vidanta's visionary approach to the development of luxury beach destinations brings vacation dreams to life via membership-based resorts and mega-resorts on the coastlines of Mexico's most sought-after locations – Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán – with brands including Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, Ocean Breeze and Sea Garden, and more in development.
In its mission to reinvent the vacation destination through Vidanta, the brand has forged partnerships with some of the world's leading names in tourism, sports and entertainment including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Cirque du Soleil, and Hakkasan Group.
The company, which employs more than 15,000 individuals dedicated to design, development, construction and operations, is consistently recognized as one of the most revered employers in Latin America. Vidanta Golf is the largest operator of golf courses in Mexico, the real estate division has built and sold more than 2,000 vacation luxury homes, and the company is responsible for developing Mexico's first privately built and owned airport, Mar de Cortés International Airport in Puerto Peñasco.
Grupo Vidanta was founded by Daniel Chávez Morán in 1974 and operates two foundations to enrich the lives of Latin Americans. For more information about Grupo Vidanta, visit www.grupovidanta.com.
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