Jozsef Ladanyi, J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence

Jozsef Ladanyi
Director of Loss Prevention
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
London, United Kingdom

Jozsef Ladanyi is Director of Loss Prevention at one of the busiest hotels in London. The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London is a historic hotel located next to an international train station, which accommodates 70,000 people daily.

Jozsef first began his Marriott career at the Budapest Marriott more than 22 years ago. A native of Hungary, he clearly remembers he nearly didn’t get that first job! He applied to be a doorman but was initially told “no” because his English was not proficient. He convinced the resident manager that he would work hard at his English if he was just given a chance. For the next three months, Jozsef studied English every spare minute he had, practicing his newly learned English phrases with guests. He received so many guest recognitions before his trial period was over that he was selected as Associate of the Month. Shortly after university graduation, Jozsef found his calling in the loss prevention field. He has worked at several London hotels and has even served on a task force in the U.S.

While Jozsef leads a team of 13 security professionals, he also ensures that all departments within the hotel are trained and aware of every associate’s role in maintaining security. Last September, a young girl was spotted sitting quietly in the hotel’s lobby. One of the lobby associates had remembered the flyer that Jozsef had distributed about a suspect previously convicted of human trafficking. The lobby associate alerted Jozsef and he contacted the authorities. The suspect was apprehended, and the young girl was rescued.

Despite the many accolades and recognitions, he has received over his long career, Jozsef is most proud that several of his security team members have moved on to become police officers. When asked about all of his achievements, Jozsef is quick to say, “I’m only as good as my team.”

Jozsef Ladanyi, Director of Loss Prevention, St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, London, United Kingdom
Jozsef Ladanyi

Jozsef Ladanyi

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