On May 25th, Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa organized a special donation to support the students of Sanya’s BN Vocational School.


Each year Marriott International marks the anniversary of its founding, May 20, by setting aside a week to express appreciation to its worldwide family of associates from 3700 Marriott hotels around the world. From May 14 – 25, 2012, Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa organised several activities as part of Association Appreciation Week to show thanks to associates who provide dedication service to our guests and communities.


Community Service


Extending Marriott International’s continued commitment to serve local community, the resort organized three charity donations to help and support those in need. Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa went to the Bright Connection Center and donated 12,000 RMB worth of vouchers for the silent auction on its Children’s Day event. The founder of the Bright Connection Mr. Davis said: "The Bright Connection is a center for children with autism and cerebral palsy, many of the children have been abandoned by their parents and the center provides full time support. Currently there are 32 children requiring almost 50,000 RMB per month to support their life and rehabilitation training. That’s why fundraising activities are so important. I extent my heartfelt thanks for the support of Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa, it really makes a big difference in the lives of the children.”


A blood donation was organized on the May 23 which is the fifth years Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa has consecutively participated in blood donation activities in partnership with the Municipal People’s Government of Sanya. Donating blood provides vital supplies that help save lives.


On May 25, Edmund Ko, General Manager of the Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa went together with his team to Sanya’s BN Vocational School and donated 20,000 RMB worth of essential items. Ms. Xinping He, Deputy Principal said that “ The BN Vocational school is a tuition-free, non-profit charitable vocational school at the senior secondary level. With the help and support from the community, it provides completely free vocational education to the underprivileged youth in Hainan. We have a long history of co-operation with Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa. In addition to the donations the resort sends managers on a regular basis to provide free professional training for the students. The resort also offers employment opportunities to the students upon graduation. The students are very grateful for the resort’s help.”  



Managers severed the food showing solidarity and building rapport, congratulating the Associates for doing an excellent job by providing world class service to the resort’s guests.


Associate Appreciation Activities


To show thanks for the hard work and dedication of the resorts 700 associates, Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa arranged two outing activities. Associates were able to visit either Nanshan Temple or Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone. Associates visiting Nanshan Temple were able to experience the Buddhist culture and see the worlds tallest three sided statue of Guan Yin. Associates visiting Yanoda were able to explore the tropical rain forest and climb a waterfall. During the AAW week, the hotel also organised a series of recreational activities to enhance team spirit. Events included a swimming contest, garden party and movie night. A special dinner buffet was served in the Associate Cafeteria on the first and last day of Associate Appreciation week. Managers severed the food showing solidarity and building rapport, congratulating the Associates for doing an excellent job by providing world class service to the resort’s guests. 


The hotel’s General Manager Edmund Ko commented: “The “Spirit to Serve” and “Genuine Care” concepts are the foundation core values of Marriott International. We adhere to Mr. Marriott’s belief that ‘If we take care of associates, the associates will be able to take better care of our guests, then the guests will come back again. I would like to thank all our associates for their loyalty and dedication. It’s an honor to give back to our associates and to support the community.”


About Associate Appreciation Week: Each year Marriott marks the anniversary of its founding, May 20, by setting aside a week to express appreciation to our worldwide family of associates. Building on Marriott’s enduring culture of recognition and pride, this special celebration pays tribute to all associates for their dedication, commitment and outstanding service. Associate Appreciation Week will be celebrated May 14-18 in 2012. The week provides an opportunity to recognize associates for their spirit to serve each other, our guests and our communities. Spirit To Serve Our Communities Day is an integral part of Associate Appreciation Week, giving associates the opportunity to serve their local community with their time and talents. Spirit To Serve Our Communities Day will be celebrated at Marriott Headquarters on Wednesday, May 18, and any day during the week of May 16 as chosen by units worldwide.


Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa

Nestled on the pristine white-sand beaches of China’s only tropical island, Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa is the perfect choice for a relaxing escape. The exclusive beach resort is conveniently located just a 35-minute drive from Sanya Phoenix International Airport.


Designed with vibrant colors, natural stone and warm woods to reflect its spectacular surroundings, Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa offers 452 well-appointed rooms and suites. Multiple swimming pools, a Clubhouse, Fitness Centre and signature Quan Spa combined with a comprehensive range of meeting facilities, including an Ocean Front Chapel, make it the perfect choice for holidays, meetings and celebrations of all kinds. The tranquil ocean and tropical mountain views beckon guests to sit back and relax in peace. It is the place that you have always wanted to go and never wanted to leave!


SOURCE: Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa