Welcome to the first edition of Dalata Hotel Group’s new e-platform, The Dalata Difference. In the dynamic world of the hospitality industry, success isn't just built on the foundation of luxurious accommodation. Instead, it's the people, whose dedication and enthusiasm shape unforgettable experiences for our guests. At Dalata Hotel Group, we recognise that our greatest strength is our amazing people. Therefore, this new publication will celebrate the remarkable contributions of our employees and highlight the culture of camaraderie and community engagement that defines Dalata.
It's a platform to share your stories - stories that showcase your dedication, resilience, and the genuine joy you bring to your roles. From heartwarming tales of exceptional guest service to inspiring stories of employees engaging in community initiatives. I’m really excited about The Dalata Difference, but I want to stress this is your platform and we are keen for you to really shape it as we move forward. We will also use the publication as a means of updating you on a wide range of initiatives such as our Sustainable Business/ESG (environment, social, governance) strategy, The Dalata Academy and our growth plans.
As Chief People Officer, I am always proud to shed light on our people-centric strategy, which has been pivotal to our success, underscored by our unwavering commitment to authenticity and inclusiveness. We have witnessed remarkable growth, with a workforce of over 5,000 dedicated employees across the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands. As you know, our journey is built upon a foundation of core values - our people, fairness, individuality, and service. These values are not just words on paper; they are embedded in the fabric of our organisation, guiding every strategic decision we make. This commitment has not only fuelled our expansion but has also enabled us to create an environment where our employees thrive and flourish.
As Ireland’s largest hotel group and growing across the UK and Continental Europe, it’s important we not only attract the best people but also retain them. Central to our growth is our firm belief in learning and development. We understand that in order to sustain growth, we must nurture the talent within our ranks.
As you know, we have really exciting expansion plans which will present enormous opportunities for further development as you take the next step in your career with Dalata. One of our most significant achievements lies in the creation of an authentic, fun culture that is reflected in our employer brand. We understand that a vibrant internal culture not only boosts employee morale but also resonates with our guests. You’re not just employees; you are ambassadors of our brand, and your enthusiasm radiates in the memorable experiences you create.
We really want the pages of The Dalata Difference to be a platform where we can celebrate you and everything you do. In a company of over 5,000 employees, it’s impossible for us all to know each other, but we hope this publication helps bring us that little bit closer together. With that in mind I want to thank everyone who has contributed to our first edition. I loved reading about the new back-of-house furniture in Bristol and, while I always knew we have lots of ‘bright sparks’ at Dalata, Maia Gotthard Jones takes things to a new level. I really hope you enjoy this first edition. Take some time to put your feet up and enjoy a slice of Dalata life.
This is your platform which will be shaped by your engagement, so if there is something you would like to see on these pages in future editions, then our door is always open. We welcome your feedback and can submit content for our next edition by emailing email@example.com