(MENAFN Editorial) A remarkable opening inauguration with lights, colors and sports spirit was in a class of its own and marked the launch of the "Pearl Fiesta 2014" the Annual Corporate Sports Program of Flora Hospitality, one of the leading hospitality brands in the UAE
A 3 month program that aims to share the joy of sports and facilitate communication and socializing among Flora Hospitality teams demonstrating the company's continued commitment to providing all its employees with a stimulating and healthy work environment
This year's program will be held from April till June 2014, with nearly 730 employees from several countries and nationalities representing the organization's diversity. The participants will compete in a variety of cultural and sport events such as football, cricket, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, badminton, tug-of-war, etc. as well as cultural and dance activities
The inauguration festivities started with a fantastic colorful torchlight parade of the different sports teams and were attended by nearly 300 participants across all the group, including the chairman and senior managers, enjoying each other's company beyond professional and organizational boundaries
Mr. Nasir Ali's speech, Cluster HR Manager at Flora Hospitality and General Convener Pearl Fiesta 2014, emphasized how a well-balanced and a healthy work environment allows employees to direct their energy and passion for work
"We are delighted with the successful launch of the Pearl Fiesta 2014" Commented Mr. Nasir Ali, "At Flora Hospitality We believe that sports are not only helping our teams maintain their physical and mental health, but also provide them with the opportunity to widen their circles of communication, boost their motivation and infuse energy and passion into the workplace along with development of their team building and leadership skills.
"Pearl Fiesta is always a long awaited event in our company each year" said Ms. Lorraine Serrao, Human Resources Manager at Flora Hospitality and Joint Convener Pearl Fiesta 2014, "It is during this event we all come together as one family and we create experiences of a united team as employees. Being in the hospitality industry, how we motivate and stimulate our employees directly correlates to exceptional customer service for our guests. It is very important to keep our employees satisfied and happy always."
The event was marked with excitement within a festive and friendly atmosphere yet interspersed with serious competition among the teams, which announces a spectacular season 2014