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12/18/2014

Craig Smith, Marriott Regional President Named One of Latin Trade Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful

Craig-Smith---Marriott-InternationalCompany cites strong local economies, growing middle class and an uptick in travel to and from the region as reasons for increased interest

Weston, FL, December 17, 2014 - Craig S. Smith, Marriott International’s Regional President for the Caribbean & Latin America, was recognized for his leadership in the aggressive growth efforts for the company in the Caribbean and Latin America and has been named one of Latin Trade Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful in the region. Smith has declared a goal of opening over 65 hotels in the next three years, bringing the regional portfolio to 150 hotels across 10 brands by the close of 2017. 

"Latin America’s booming economy has led to an expanding middle class eager to travel to new places and do business outside of the region, providing tremendous growth opportunities for Marriott's robust portfolio of brands across the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Smith. 

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging global company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including: Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Moxy Hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Protea Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments and Marriott Vacation Club timeshare brand.  Approximately 330,000 people work at Marriott managed and franchised hotels around the globe.  Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 47 million members.  For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com, or http://noticias.espanol.marriott.com/ for company news in Spanish. 

Connect with laura.botelho@marriott.com

12/17/2014

Equal Opportunities for All

JW-Marriott-Mexico-CityMarriott International Hotels in Mexico Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion

Mexico City, DF, December 17, 2014 – Marriott International hotels in Mexicohave been awarded the “Gilberto Rincon Gallardo” Inclusive Company Award, in the Antigua Camara de Senadores, for its diversity and inclusion policies for associates. This coveted award recognizes organizations that go above and beyond to provide associates with more independence and autonomy in the workplace, creating an environment based on equal opportunities.

Marriott International prides itself on its service and training programs and is committed to ensuring that its diversity and inclusion practices are above par.  At Marriott, associates, suppliers and guests can be sure that they are supporting a global company that strives to meet and exceed the needs of both its associates and guests.

The Marriott International hotels in Mexico credited with this recognition include JW Marriott Mexico City, Courtyard by Marriott Mexico City Airport, México City Marriott Reforma Hotel, Marriott Casamagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA, JW Marriott Cancún Resort & Spa, and the Marriott CasaMagna Cancún Resort & Spa.

Marriott has been consistently recognized as an outstanding employer, and for its diversity and inclusion programs.  China Gorman, Global CEO of Great Places to Work, surprised the JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City associates with a video announcing that Marriott International was one of the “25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces.”  Ranked 7 out of 25, Marriott was the highest-ranked hotel company on the list and the only one to achieve this honor four years in a row. 

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories.  Marriott International 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 website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Shines Bright Across Global Culinary Scene

Michelin Stars Michelin Stars 113 Michelin Stars across eight restaurants and six hotels for 2015

CHEVY CHASE, Md. – December 17, 2015 -The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C earned 13 coveted Michelin Stars for 2015, across eight restaurants in six hotels within Asia and Europe, reaffirming the luxury hotel company’s status as a leader in culinary excellence and innovation.  From Abama to Barcelona, Wolfsburg to Osaka and Tokyo to Hong Kong, leading Ritz-Carlton restaurants competes on the global stage amongst the world’s finest dining establishments.

“All accolades belong to the Ladies and Gentlemen who bring service excellence to life in our restaurants every single day. They work with such dedication and passion in an environment in which constant evolution and creativity is essential. We are honored to have been recognized globally by such an esteemed, well-reputed organization,” said Rainer Zinngrebe, Vice President Food & Beverage for The Ritz-Carlton.  

The world of three Michelin Star restaurants is extremely small, with a little over 100 restaurants in total around the world. One of which is ‘AQUA’ at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg in Germany. Aqua retained three stars for its modern European cuisine, crafted by the celebrated Chef de Cuisine, Sven Elverfeld.  The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong also retained Michelin Stars across two of its signature restaurants.  ‘Tin Lung Heen’ maintains two stars for its traditional Dim Sum, created by Michelin-starred Chef Paul Lau Ping Lui, served amidst a spectacular view from the 102nd floor.  Whist the equally dramatic ‘Tosca’, with its Romanesque décor and ambience, retains one star for its unique mix of innovation and tradition combined to create Italian gastronomy under Chef Pino Lavarra.

Host to two of the acclaimed starred restaurants is The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, a luxury resort in Tenerife, Spain. ‘M.B’, the signature Michelin Star restaurant of the renowned Basque chef Martín Berasategui, famed for his inspired interpretations of Spanish cuisine, earned its original Michelin Star in 2010, and was awarded a second in 2014.  Hot on its gastronomic heels is the one Michelin-starred ‘Kabuki’, with Spanish chef Ricardo Sanz at the helm, combining traditional Japanese influences with contemporary western techniques and ingredients indigenous to the Canary Islands, to create sublimely creative Japanese cuisine.

Michelin Stars Reconfirmed for 2015:

AQUA, The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg - 3 Michelin Stars
M.B., The Ritz-Carlton, Abama - 2 Michelin Stars
Enoteca, The Ritz-Carlton, Barcelona - 2 Michelin Stars|
Tin Lung Heen, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong - 2 Michelin Stars
Kabuki, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama - 1 Michelin Star
La Baie, The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka - 1 Michelin Star
Il Ristorante, Bulgari, Tokyo - 1 Michelin Star
Tosca, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong - 1 Michelin Star

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 87 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean.  More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com.  The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).

Contact: 
Sarah Walker-Kerr|
Regional Director of Public Relations           
sarah.walkerkerr@ritzcarlton.com
+971 (0) 56 2160815                                            

12/15/2014

Marriott Celebrated for Inclusive Culture

HacrThe Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), a leading Hispanic advocacy group, has released findings from its 2014 Corporate Inclusion Index(CII) survey, a comprehensive measurement of Hispanic inclusion at Fortune 100 companies and HACR corporate member companies by focusing on HACR's four pillars of corporate social responsibility and market reciprocity: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance.  Marriott International was recognized for its inclusion of Hispanics in its workforce and recruitment efforts. Marriott is a proud corporate partner with HACR.  The company engages HACR members throughout the year by speaking at and sponsoring events such as the symposium at this year’s Hispanic Corporate Achievers Summit, which was created to motivate, empower and reconnect past HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever participants to create a support network among executives dedicated to the advancement of Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America. 

“Our business is all about creating great experiences for people and providing opportunities to grow and achieve,” says David Rodriguez, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Executive.  “As a hospitality company, how we support our associates directly correlates to superior customer service for our guests around the world. That is the foundation of our ‘people-first’ company culture, and it continues to propel our business success.”

Marriott has consistently been recognized for its outstanding workplace and diversity and inclusion programs.  In 2014, Marriott earned a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2015 Corporate Equality Index, was named a company with Best Practices for Recruitment and Selection and Community Support by Asia Society, was named to DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, was recognized by the National Association of Female Executives as a Top 50 Company for Women Executives and was named World’s Best Multinational Workplace by Great Place to Work®.  For a comprehensive list of accomplishments, click Awards and Recognition

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company newsvisit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

Connect with felicia.mclemore@marriott.com 

12/09/2014

Marriott International Brings Home A Pot of Gold

MILogoHorizBlackThe Global Hotel Company Earns 17 Coveted Adrian Awards From The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International 

Bethesda, Md., December 9, 2014 - Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) received an amazing number of the coveted Adrian Awards from The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). In its 58th year, the annual competition has become the world’s most prestigious advertising, public relations and digital marketing recognition in the hospitality industry.

Across Marriott’s portfolio, HSMAI awarded seven brands with 17 Adrian Awards, including nine gold awards. The list of recognized brands include several of the company’s signature brands:  Marriott Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott and two luxury and lifestyle brands, namely The Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance Hotels.

“This overwhelming recognition from HSMAI speaks to the great energy and out of the box thinking our team at Marriott is bringing to our campaigns.  Always pushing the limit and looking for new ways to connect with current and next generation guests, these initiatives inspire travel and exploration.  These awards are testament that we are hitting the mark,” said Stephanie Linnartz, executive vice president and chief marketing and commercial officer, Marriott International.             

Each campaign and its associated award are as followed:

Gold
Overall Integrated Campaign – Marriott Travel Brilliantly Campaign

Digital Campaign – Marriott Hotels TravelBrilliantly.com Co-Creation
PR Placement – Marriott & MIT Reinvent the Hotel Lobby as a Social Hub

PR Campaign: Special Event – Courtyard @ Comic Con

Consumer Advertising: In Flight – SpringHill Tour Video

Advertising Campaign – SpringHill Comfort Zone

PR Campaign: Partnership with Major Brand – TownePlace Suites Launches Partnership with The Container Store

Digital Marketing: Social Media/Social Networking – Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples

Mobile Marketing - Marriott International Mobile Check-In/Out Campaign

Silver
Advertising Campaign – #LoveTravels

Single Media Placement: Online – Renaissance Hotels’ Big Push to Become a Leader in Experiential Marketing

Digital Marketing: App User Experience – The Ritz Carlton, Mobile Guest Services

Bronze
PR Campaign: Special Event – Renaissance Hotels Global Day of Discovery

PR Campaign: New Opening/Launch – Courtyard/Residence Inn Dual NYC Opening

Digital Marketing – Trending Topics for the Modern Family: Residence Inn introduces meaningful platform for LGBT parents to #chat about real topics in family travel

Digital Marketing: Social Media/Social Networking – The Ritz-Carlton, Best Use of Instagram

Web Ad Series - Marriott International - Sophisticated Data-Driven Display Campaign 

“Marriott Signature brands represent over 85 percent of the company’s supply that ranges from full service to extended stay. These campaigns are wonderfully diverse and critical in defining each brand’s character as well as driving business,” added Brian King, global officer, Marriott Signature Brands & Global Sales. “This is a fantastic honor and testament to our Brand Marketing Teams and our agency partners who continuously stay on top of the consumer pulse.”  

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories.  Marriott International 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 website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

Connet with nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com.

 

 

11/25/2014

How We Do Business: Top Supplier Diversity Honors for Marriott International

2014 NGLCC Annual DinnerBethesda, Md., November 25, 2014 -The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has named Marriott International its 2014 Corporation of the Year, recognizing the company, for its commitment to incorporating LGBT suppliers into the company’s global supply chain, among other accomplishments.  Pictured:  Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International’s Executive Vice President of Global Communications and Public Affairs, who accepted the award on behalf of the company and was joined by from L to R:  Victoria Fulkerson, Senior Vice President - NGLCC;  Marriott associates:  Denise Naguib, Vice President – Sustainability & Supplier Diversity; Maruiel Perkins-Chavis, Vice President – Workforce Engagement & Global Diversity; Dominica Groom, Director, Global Supplier Diversity; Kathleen Matthews; Jillian Schneeberger, Senior Account Executive; Ken Kuhn, Sr. Manager – Revenue Management and Jerry Miller, Director of Supplier Diversity - Capital One (last year’s Corporation of the Year), who presented the award.   Marriott has consistently been recognized for its outstanding workplace and diversity and inclusion programs, including earning 100% on the 2015 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.  For a comprehensive list of accomplishments, click Awards and Recognition

[Photo credit: Robert Dodge Photography]

Connect with felica.mclemore@marriott.com

11/19/2014

Marriott Earns 100% Perfect Ranking on 2015 Corporate Equality Index

HRC-logoHuman Rights Campaign Names World’s Favorite Travel Company a “Best Place to Work” for LGBT Equality

Bethesda, Md., November 19, 2014- World’s favorite travel company, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today was again named among America’s top corporations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, by earning a perfect 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

The Index rankings are based on objective factors such as non-discrimination policies inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity, benefits for same-sex spouses and domestic partners, appropriate and respectful advertising, and external community outreach. For a list of all criteria and corporations measured on the CEI benchmark, visit www.hrc.org.

“As a global hospitality leader, Marriott believes our policies must create the environment where all people come to work fired up to succeed and able to focus on our guests,” said David Rodriguez, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Executive, Marriott International. “Every individual, whether an associate or guest must feel equally welcomed, safe and respected when they enter one of our properties. These are core values that make us very proud of this distinction from the Human Rights Campaign.”

In addition to recognizing Marriott’s superior commitment to inclusive human resource policies, the perfect CEI rating also acknowledges the company’s public commitment to advancing LGBT equality.  This year, Marriott joined with other business leaders to sign amicus briefs urging universal recognition of marriage rights in five federal Circuit courts.  These briefs informed the courts that the cost of inequality is a price businesses cannot justify or afford.  In addition, in early 2014, Marriott played an early public leadership role in opposing anti-LGBT legislation that surfaced in Arizona, successfully urging a gubernatorial veto.

Marriott has consistently been recognized for its outstanding workplace and diversity and inclusion programs.  As a leader in supplier diversity, in 2014 Marriott has been named Corporation of the Year by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.  For a comprehensive list of accomplishments, click Awards and Recognition

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company newsvisit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

Connect with felicia.mclemore@marriott.com 

10/30/2014

Marriott International Wins CHTA Innovation Award 2014 for Mobility Leadership

CHTA presents the award to Martin BookallilBeijing, China, October 30, 2014 – Marriott International is named by China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA) as a winner of CHTA Innovation Award 2014 for its pioneering performance in applying mobility technologies in hospitality industry.

CHTA is a non-profit making organization formed by experienced hotel IT and managerial professionals that aims at promoting technological development of the hospitality industry in China. Its first ever CHTA Innovation Award 2014 is to recognize hotels or hotel groups that have superb performance in using advanced technologies to enhance guest experience, optimize hotel operations and increase revenue stream. The selection of winners of this Award are based on the results of a customer poll and the evaluation of a panel of professional judges.   

[Photo: ZHU Jing (left) presents the CHTA Innovation Award to Martin Bookallil (right).]

“We are pleased to name Marriott International as an Award winner because of its far-sightedness in adopting mobility technologies to innovate hotel operations. Mobility is the key to engage the next generation travelers, especially in China in view of the prevalence of mobile devices there,” said ZHU Jing, Chairperson and CEO of CHTA.     

“Marriott International has a comprehensive global mobile strategy in place that is instrumental to our present and future success. We strive to reach the next generation travelers by being the leader in Mobile-Digital Technology. Today’s customer wants to easily explore, book and share their travels on their mobile devices. Therefore we are launching a series of mobile initiatives to enhance their travel experience as well as intensify their loyalty to our brands. We are most pleased that our endeavors in mobility are being recognized by CHTA Innovation Award,” said Martin Bookallil, Vice President of Information Technology - Asia Pacific of Marriott International.

A major initiative of Marriott’s global mobile strategy is its mobile check-in and checkout service. Since its first launch in 2013, this significant service is now available at 1,200 properties worldwide, and will be live at mote that 4,000 hotels worldwide by year-end.

With the Marriott Mobile app, check-in and checkout is simpler. Marriott Rewards members receive a push notification on their Apple iPhones or Android devices after 4 pm on the day before their arrival alerting them they can check-in. Then they receive an automatic notification when their room is ready. Because payment information is stored within members profiles, guests simply walk up to the expedited mobile check-in desk where their pre-programmed key card will be waiting for them. At the end of their stays, guests receive a push notification alerting them that mobile checkout is available. Upon completion, guests will then be prompted to provide an email address where their bill should be sent, allowing them to confidently bypass the front desk.

Leading with its flagship Marriott Hotels brand, the company continues innovating in the mobile space. The brand now offers mobile service requests in fifteen markets in North America, where hotels are serving as “mobile incubator” laboratories for the future. For example, guests at these hotels can use a drop down menu of the most typical service requests, such as extra towels and pillows, or chat directly with hotel staff using a mobile app.

Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands.  Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics.  The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 45 million members.  For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with jane.cai@marriott.com 

10/27/2014

Around the World It’s Agreed: Marriott International is a Great Place to Work

JW Marriott MexicoCompany named a World’s Best Multinational Workplace

Bethesda, Md., October 27, 2014 –Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has been named a World’s Best Multinational Workplace by Great Place to Work®, the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence. Ranked 7 out of 25, Marriott is the highest-ranked hotel company on the list and the only one to receive this honor for four straight years.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized,” said David Rodriguez, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Marriott International.  “We are even more proud of our associates around the world who live the Marriott culture every day by working together to create a sense of belonging for their teammates, and fostering innovation and collaboration to create exceptional experiences for our guests.”

Marriott is also named a great place to work on several regional and local lists, including Brazil, India, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United States. This multinational recognition is further validation of our mission to provide a world of opportunity for career discovery, learning and advancement.

The Great Place to Work® World’s Best Multinational Workplace list ranks the best 25 global companies in terms of workplace culture, based off of a global survey of multinational companies and their associates. Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce outside of the company’s home country.

At its very core and through its 87-year history, Marriott International has embraced a “put people first” philosophy that recognizes, encourages and provides opportunity for the talented people who are what the company calls “the heart of the house.”

To view the complete World's Best Multinational Workplaces list, please visit http://www.greatplacetowork.net/best-companies/worlds-best-multinationals/the-list.

Search for jobs and get an inside look at what it’s like to work at Marriott by viewing photos from many of our properties at marriott.com/careers.

About Great Place to Work®:
Great Place to Work®, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in almost 50 countries.

About the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List:
Great Place to Work’s annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for.  Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce outside of the company’s home country.

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 website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with angela.wiggins@marriott.com

10/23/2014

Marriott's Courtyard and Residence Inn Brands Rank Number One Among Business Travelers

Courtyard and Residence InnBethesda, Md, – October 16, 2014 –Marriott International’s modern essentials and extended stay brands lead the industry according to the recently released Business Travel News' (BTN) 2014 Hotel Chain Survey. Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott earned top honors in their respective categories of the industry leading survey, which is a testament to both power brands’ focus on innovation, guest satisfaction and global development.

“I am truly proud of all those involved in making Courtyard and Residence Inn the most admired hotel brands among travelers,” said Janis Milham, senior vice president, modern essential & extended stay brand management. “We constantly evolve the design and service of our brands to meet the changing demands of guests. From technology to layout of the lobbies, we listen to customers. Both brands were the pioneers of their lodging segment and it is indeed rewarding and a testament to them that they rank top of class.”

Every year, BTN asks business travel buyers to rate the hotel brands with which they conduct business. This year, Courtyard gained its spot at the top, ranked by surveyors as the number one hotel brand in the upscale tier. Courtyard was also ranked number one in most of the survey categories, used to determine the final ranking: arranging group travel, data quality, helpful/courteous service, physical appearance, public business amenities, in-room business amenities, overall price/value.

According to the survey, Residence Inn was named number one overall in the extended stay upscale tier and also number one in all but one of the survey categories: sales staff, consistency, corporate rate programs, quality of data, helpful/courteous service, physical appearance, in-room business amenities, in-room personal amenities and overall price/value.

In addition, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott ranked considerably well in the survey, showing continual popularity among guests for Marriott’s select service portfolio.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with ansley.brown@marriott.com