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Hann Philippines recognized as ‘Best Integrated Resort Workplace’  

Published Sep 21, 2023 9:05 am

Hann Philippines Inc. (HPI), owner and operator of Hann Casino Resort, recently received the Best Workplace Integrated Resort (IR) Award at the prestigious IAG Academy IR Awards. Additionally, Dennis Andreaci, senior vice president of Hann Casino, was recognized in the Industry Icons category.

The IAG Academy IR Awards, organized by Inside Asian Gaming, represent the highest recognition in the Asia-Pacific Integrated Resort industry. Held at the Hilton Manila, the awarding ceremony celebrated outstanding achievements and prominent figures within the gaming and hospitality industry.

For Andreaci, these accolades only further highlight HPI's work and success. He stated, “Hann Casino Resort has always been boldly at the forefront of the industry, and these awards prove that we are a key player committed to the highest standards in the integrated resort sector.”

Having built a distinguished career across global destinations, including Macau, Singapore, and the Philippines, Andreaci's contributions have not only solidified his status as an industry luminary but also earned him a cherished place as one of the most beloved figures in the gaming landscape.

“For us at Hann, everything is ultimately about the guest experience, and our objective is to consistently exceed the guests' expectations. Our management is also driven to create an outstanding work environment and culture that helps each team member to grow, develop, and be fully engaged in a commitment to excellence,” Andreaci added.

Hann Resorts employees celebrate the iconic Hann Casino Resort facade during its opening day on December 15, 2021 amid the COVID–19 pandemic.

For her part, HPI assistant vice president for human resources Christi Galura expressed her sincere gratitude to Inside Asian Gaming and the entire industry for recognizing Hann Casino Resort’s dedication to excellence and its unwavering commitment to creating exceptional guest experiences.

“Since its inception, Hann Casino Resort has been a trailblazer in Central Luzon, Philippines, known for innovation and creativity. At Hann Resorts, we elevate the experiences of our community through our luxury facilities, products, and the hospitality of our people. We are in this position because of the hard work and dedication of our team. Even when the pandemic hit hard, we continued to develop Hann Casino Resort. After a very difficult decision to lay off almost half of our workforce in October 2020, we opened our new casino in December 2021 with nearly 1,000 employees. This achievement was made possible through the grit and capabilities of our employees, as well as the dedication of our HR team, which consisted of only 10 individuals at that time, none of whom had prior casino experience—a feat we take immense pride in," Galura shared.

HPI has notably emerged as the employer of choice within the region, currently providing job opportunities to about 3,000 employees and is poised to employ over 4,000 individuals by January 2024. Its commitment to providing top-quality services and experiences has earned it a reputation as a sought-after employer both locally and internationally, attracting skilled and talented individuals to join its workforce.

Galura also highlighted how the camaraderie and kinship among the team members make them an exceptional organization. She explained: "In a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) world, we aim to guide them in finding purpose and fulfillment in their work and as individuals. We aspire to cultivate an environment that empowers and values our employees, inspiring them to reach their full potential.”

“We are committed to uphold well-being, diversity, equity, integrity, and community engagement, which makes us deserving recipients of the 'Best IR Workplace' award. We pledge to continue giving our best for all our stakeholders, ensuring we remain deserving of this recognition," she added.

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by Hann Resorts