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Atrium Hospitality Debuts WomenRISE Program


ALPHARETTA, GA.—Coinciding with Women’s History Month this month, Atrium Hospitality announced the launch of WomenRISE, the company’s new Hotel General Manager Development Program targeted to female leaders. Alpharetta, Georgia-based Atrium Hospitality is one of the nation’s largest hotel operators. The company manages a portfolio of 80 hotels, representing well-known brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, and Wyndham, in 28 states. Atrium operates approximately 20,000 guest rooms/suites and 3 million square feet of event space.

“We’re excited to offer Atrium’s WomenRISE program to hasten the career paths of women in hospitality, a group that tends to be underrepresented at the General Manager level,” said Anneliesse Cooper, Chief Human Resources Officer, Atrium Hospitality. “Atrium’s new Female GM Development Program brings to life an original idea from our company’s Diversity & Inclusion Collective, which is comprised of representatives from across Atrium’s national management portfolio. WomenRISE demonstrates our commitment to empowering female hospitality leaders to successfully navigate the next steps in their career journeys.”

Atrium’s WomenRISE inaugural class includes nine participants from across Atrium-managed hotels in Arizona, Florida, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. Program participants were selected during Atrium’s portfolio-wide talent review in 2023 and come from varying departments, including Operations, Sales & Marketing, and Finance.

Over a nine-month period, WomenRISE participants will:

  • Join in scheduled opportunities to explore their leadership qualities.
  • Build their network within Atrium.
  • Gain learnings on specific topics related to successful hotel operations.
  • Prepare to take the next steps to pursue a Hotel General Manager role.

Atrium Hospitality’s six core values of Service, Perseverance, Inclusion, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork guide the Atrium SPIRIT for creating a welcoming environment for all, nurturing personal ambitions, inspiring professional opportunities, and being a responsible community partner.