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6 Drool-Worthy Benefits For Hospitality Employees

When traveling, while staying in a youth hostel and bringing back memories from college is an enticing option, many people opt for hotels. The hospitality industry employs thousands of people across the United States. It’s no wonder these companies have to make sure they’re great places to work. Designing benefits for hospitality employees is a unique process, but these companies are slaying the game.

Six hospitality companies made Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For list in 2017. Retaining employees in the industry long-term can be difficult, but, but these companies are slaying the game. Here’s a look at 6 of their drool-worthy benefits for hospitality employees:

Hotel and Restaurant Discounts for the Whole Family

Employees of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants get to enjoy the same luxuries their guests enjoy, but at a discounted price! They can stay at all of the company’s hotels for $50 a night. That’s right. Regardless of where the property is, the price stays consistent at $50 a night. Also, the whole family can get on the fun! The discount applies to the immediate family as well! The includes mom, pops, the grandparents, grandchildren, and siblings. Employees become eligible for this perk after 90-days of employment with a Kimpton hotel or restaurant.

Free Car Washes and Dry Cleaning

Splash through a muddy puddle on your way to work? If you work for Hilton, that’s no problem. The company provides free car washes for all of it’s employees. This perk keeps Hilton employees riding in style. Perhaps another car accidentally drove through another muddy puddle on your way out the door, covering you in mud and slush. That’s not a problem either. The hospitality giant also covers dry cleaning for all employees.

Housekeeping Flextime Program: Finish early? Go home, you’ll still get paid

It takes a team of talented housekeepers to keep Hyatt rooms and suites immaculate each day. The company promotes work-life balance for housekeepers with it’s Housekeeping Flextime Program. Housekeepers can begin and end their shifts whenever is convenient for them. When housekeepers complete their assignments before the end of an 8-hour shift, they can go home! They will be paid for a full 8 hour shift regardless of how many actual hours they worked. Talk about an incentive to work quickly and efficiently!

Free Life and Health Coaching

Marriott International, Inc. wants its employees to succeed on the job and in their personal lives. The company gives all employees access to free life and health coaches by phone. At about 30 locations, coaches are available by video and onsite! These professionals help walk employees through life events and profited them with information, resources and referrals for what they need.

Lifestyle Discounts: Gym, Cell Phone, Food, Oh My!

People don’t often think of restaurants as great places to work. However, The Cheesecake Factory is changing the perception of the restaurant and hospitality industry with incredible perks for employees including discounts on gym memberships, cell phone service, travel and food at all restaurants.

Free Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Beverages

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts are known for luxurious living and decision food. Employees at all locations receive free breakfast, lunch snack and beverages. That sure beats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich packed from home!

Regardless of whether or not you’re in the hospitality industry, you can be inspired by the creative ways these companies pamper and appreciate their employees! Giving employees access to resources relevant to your industry is a great way to create enthusiastic employees who look forward to coming to work. While these benefits are nontraditional, they go a long way in retaining talent. You’ve already got a great business, so why not make sure you attract and retain the best employees?

At, we partner with companies to create custom, personalized benefits packages that align with their values. We believe benefits don’t have to be boring. Benefits are an often underutilized, incredible way to communicate your company’s values, goals and commitment to employees. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you craft a fun, comprehensive benefits packages that will have your employees jumping for joy.

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