The Red Carnation Hotels brand is one of the finest in the world and has received many rewards for its prestigious portfolio of hotels across the world. Voted the number three best hotel brand in the world by Travel+Leisure in 2021, the group holds a Platinum accreditation from Investors in People. In 2020 they celebrated 100 years of hospitality, as one of the 40 family-owned and run TTC travel brands.
What’s their story? It all started a hundred years ago with Solomon Tollman. Solomon was born in 1895, in Riteve, Lithuania. Due to oppression under the ruling Czar, Solly escaped his country at the age of 14 – with nothing. Strong adventure seeker, after arriving in England he got on a ship for Cape Town, South Africa. That’s when he spotted Paternoster, a small fishing village along the coast, and he saw an opportunity there. The Paternoster Hotel opened its doors to the public and The Travel Corporation was born.
With their passionate people, Red Carnation Hotels today form this warm family and has maintained this spirit over the decades. The group is always keen to hire special people who are willing to learn and know how to create exceptional guest experiences. Whether you love having fun while working, have a flair for Instagram or love to be surrounded by beautiful design, the brand would love to hear from you!
So why is it so incredible to work for The Red Carnation Hotels? Otolo selected reasons to consider taking the leap and building your career in this amazing hospitality brand.
Cultivating strong family values and mutual respect
Red Carnation never wanted to be compared to any corporate hotel company. The group has been family-owned and family-run for a century and its founder, Beatrice Tollman, knows every member of the team. Trust, respect and caring for each other are the foundations of any family and that is why the company people give their absolute best in everything they do. It’s also why they are one of the world’s top hotel companies. Each of the hotels is renowned for its Forbes five-star ratings and was voted as either the top hotel or in the top three, on TripAdvisor in every location.
Fundamentally, the group values lie in the family vibes, caring about their people but is also concerned in sustainable tourism. Management aims to protect the wildlife and environments within its locations and surroundings. It helps maximise the joined efforts to do so that the company is part of The TreadRight Foundation and The TTC family of brands to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® through conservation, leadership, and support for communities.
Promoting diversity and inclusion with 51% of women employed
The brand welcomes people from every background, culture, sexual orientation, and disability, and is proud of its female-friendly work environment: 51% of women work there with 40% in top managerial roles, including six women at the General Manager level. Incontestably an achievement in this very much male-dominated industry as we did mention in previous articles.
Another similar initiative to help its people feel a part of the family is RCH IDEA. The concept promotes equality to “help Red Carnation Hotels become a more inclusive employer and encourage a more compassionate workforce”. This is especially important for conducting fairer recruitment processes and protecting people from any unconscious biases. The Red Carnation’s current diversity and inclusion circles include Women, Pride, Culture, Age, and Neurodiverse. The groups aim to discuss challenges in the workplace and walk the walk.
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