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Yasemin Uygurmen 
Director Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Suzer Plaza, Elmadag
Askerocagi Cad. No: 15
34367 Sisli - Istanbul
Turkey
Phone: 90 212 334 44 20
Fax: 90 212 334 44 64
yasemin.uygurmen@ritzcarlton.com

ISTANBUL, TURKEY — May 1, 2014 — The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul has been named the best employer in Turkey and Central Eastern Europe for the third time by global human resources consultancy giant Aon Hewitt.

The hotel was named ‘Best Employer Of The Year 2013’ after Aon Hewitt assessed 436 companies in the region with a total of 360,000 employees including 48 firms in Turkey.

“The survey is based on independently assessed feedback at every level and The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul faced tough competition from many other leading companies, so I am delighted that the hotel has been awarded this honor for the third time,” said the hotel’s General Manager Massimiliano Zanardi. “It is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of everyone who works at the hotel.”

The Best Employer study by Aon Hewitt assesses factors that help employees thrive in their workplace and the trends that influence positive feedback and high levels of satisfaction.

When it came to factors such as employee motivation, personal engagement and work satisfaction, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul achieved significantly higher scores than other companies.

One of the hotel’s most striking scores was 98% for ‘top management engagement’.

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul previously won the prestigious award in 2007 and 2008.

Runners up in the ‘Best Employer of The Year 2013’ survey after The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul were Nike, Finansinvest, Novartis and Lily Pharmaceutical.

Aon Hewitt is a global leader in human resource solutions with 30,000 employees in 330 offices across 90 countries serving 20,000 clients worldwide.