HOLLYWOOD, FL – Seminole Hard Rock has been recognized as a 2021 U.S. Best Managed Company, the first time a privately-owned gaming organization has been awarded the U.S. Best distinction.
The 2021 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic, resilient culture, as well as strong financials, all while facing the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite major challenges and immense pressure, they continued to lead with purpose and the vision to make significant contributions to their industries, communities, workforces and the economy.
In addition to being named a U.S. Best Managed Company, Seminole Hard Rock has achieved multiple recent awards, including Property and Land Based Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards in late 2020 for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and Seminole Casinos in Florida. Others include J.D. Power top spots in both the 2019 and 2020 Awards for Guest Satisfaction among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains for Hard Rock Hotels; as well as a trio of employment related awards from Forbes, which ranked Hard Rock the top spot as America’s Best Large Employer across Gaming, Hospitality, Travel and Leisure, America’s Best Employers for Women and America’s Best Employers for Diversity.
“On behalf of the 40,000+ team members at Seminole Hard Rock, we are humbled to be the first gaming company awarded the U.S. Best Managed Company designation and to be recognized alongside so many outstanding privately-held businesses,” said Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming. “Our team members all contribute to the success of our organization and I want to thank them for their dedication and commitment to service excellence and financial results, which make this recognition possible.”
In 2021, the U.S. Best Managed Companies program targeted over 500 potential applicants from across the U.S., with 49 honorees selected from the 70 finalists. Applicants are evaluated and selected by a panel of external judges focused on assessing hallmarks of excellence in four key areas: strategy, ability to execute, corporate culture and financial performance. Seminole Hard Rock now joins a global ecosystem of honorees from more than 30 countries recognized by the Best Managed Companies program, allowing them to gain substantial local and international recognition for their excellence in management.