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SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.
Company Honors Nine Associates with its Highest Honor
BETHESDA, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) honored nine associates from around the world with its highest honor, the J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence, at a companywide celebration last night.
Established in 1987 to pay tribute to the company's founder, the Award of Excellence is presented annually to Marriott associates nominated by supervisors or peers for outstanding performance and for demonstrating five key traits: achievement, character, dedication, effort and perseverance.
"Our 2014 honorees truly represent Marriott's core values and commitment to excellence, and I could not be more proud of their tremendous accomplishments," said David Rodriguez, executive vice president & chief human resources officer of Marriott International. "It's what they do, both inside our hotels for our loyal guests, and in the communities they serve, that help make Marriott an industry leader."
Marriott also announced the Orlando World Center Marriott in Florida is this year's recipient of the Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service. This prestigious award recognizes a Marriott business unit and its team of associates for excellence in corporate citizenship. Also, the J.W. Marriott, Jr., Diversity Excellence Award was presented to the JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City. This award is the highest form of recognition for a business unit, corporate department or individual that demonstrates excellence in promoting diversity and building an environment of inclusion for all.
Additionally, the company introduced The Stephen Garff Marriott Award of Excellence for Culture, a new award honoring his legacy. Beginning in 2015, this award will recognize a business unit or corporate department that embodies the Marriott culture and the company's five Core Values: Put People First, Pursue Excellence, Act with Integrity, Embrace Change, and Serve Our World.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
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