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10/14/2014

Marriott Executive Apartments Named as Thailand’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2014

World-Travel-Awards-logoRecognized in the 21st Annual World Travel Awards for outstanding products, facilities and services.

Bangkok, Thailand – Marriott Executive Apartments has been named Thailand’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2014. The annual award was voted by worldwide travel and tourism professionals and established to recognize, acknowledge and reward excellence in the travel and tourism industry, which the organization has demonstrated throughout the year.

Marriott Executive Apartments is a luxury serviced apartment brand with premier hotel services designed for travelers staying in the city for a day, a month or more and provides upscale residential living combined with personalized hotel services all backed by the confidence and assurance of Marriott.

Everything at Marriott Executive Apartments is designed to ensure maximum comfort and convenience for guests. Start the day with a complimentary cup of fresh coffee in the lounge, have grocery delivered to the room, laundry and housekeeping services and then order room service for dinner.  

With four Marriott Executive Apartments in Bangkok, the hotels are ideally located to ensure a perfect stay in Bangkok. Each hotel features large 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites, with separate living areas, fully equipped gourmet kitchens, washing machines, dryer and large bathrooms with separate bathtubs and rain showers. 

Marriott Executive Apartments MayfairMarriott Executive Apartment Mayfair opened in 2003 as the first of the brand in Thailand, with 162 suites ranging from 54 to 186 sqm. Facilities include a fitness center, rooftop saltwater pool, restaurant and bar. Mayfair is well known for its location in the most prestigious residential area in Bangkok, Soi Langsuan.

Marriott Executive Apartments Sathorn VistaMarriott Executive Apartments Sathorn Vista opened in 2008 offering 186 all-suite units from 1 to 3  bedroom and is located in the center of Bangkok’s vibrant Sathorn business district. Guests can enjoy the convenience of a full service Bangkok 5-star hotel, with facilities including MoMo Café, outdoor saltwater pool, fitness, games room and more.

Situated near major offices, department stores and most famous landmarks, Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Park is the brand’s third property in Thailand and opened in 2009. With 300 suites, facilities include Bistro M, the award-winning restaurant, 25m outdoor saltwater pool, onsite spa, onsite golf center with the worlds most advanced golf-simulator technology as well as a free tuk tuk shuttle to the BTS skytrain. In addition to this, six meeting rooms are available with a professional Event Manager to serve your needs.

The brand new Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Thonglor opened in 2013 with 74 suites complemented by 24 hours service and security. Located within the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, it provides services and facilities of a full service 5-star hotel including 4 restaurants, outdoor pool, kids club, fitness and more.

For more information, please contact:

Marriott Executive Apartments Mayfair-Chidlom
Tel: +66 (0) 2672 1234
Fax: +66 (0) 2672 1235
Email: mea.bkker.rsvn2@marriott.com
www.marriottmayfairbangkok.com

Marriott Executive Apartments Sathorn Vista
Tel: +66 (0) 2343 6789
Fax: +66 (0) 2343 6790
Email: measathornvista@marriott.com
www.marriottsathornvista.com

Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Park
Tel: +66 (0) 2302 5555
Fax: +66 (0) 2302 5252
Email: measukhumvitpark@marriott.com
www.marriottsukhumvitpark.com

Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok, Sukhumvit Thonglor
Tel: +66 (0) 2797 0000
Fax: +66 (0) 2797 0001
www.marriott.com/bkkbp

About Marriott Executive Apartments
Marriott Executive Apartments (MEA) are international, upscale serviced apartments designed for executive expats staying 30+ nights when traveling to key international gateway cities on a temporary assignment or relocation.  The brand offers studios to three-bedroom apartments, all with full kitchens and fully furnished with plenty of space for living, working and relaxing.  Marriott currently offers over 20 properties in 16 countries outside the United States with a strong pipeline in the Middle East and Asia.

Marriott Executive Apartments strives to be the #1 global brand for extended stay.

 

09/30/2014

On the Road: Marriott Rewards Named “Best in Business” in Travel + Leisure and Fortune Survey

Marriott-Rewards-logoBethesda, Md., September 30, 2014—Marriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program – has been named top Hotel Loyalty Program in the first-ever Fortune and Travel + Leisure Best in Business Travel Survey, which tapped jet-setting readers for their thoughts on the best of the best brands for those on the road. The recognition comes on the heels of U.S. News & World Report awarding Marriott Rewards the Best Rewards Program for the second consecutive year and the annual Freddie Awards, which named Marriott Rewards the Program of the Year for the seventh year in a row.

“We‘re thrilled that the readers of Fortune and Travel + Leisure recognized Marriott Rewards with this honor.” said Rich Toohey, Vice President, Marriott Rewards. “We pride ourselves on offering our members a relevant, easy to use program, so knowing that Marriott Rewards is the most popular with mobile business travelers helps us continue to evolve the program with their needs in mind.”

The Best in Business Travel survey ranked Marriott Rewards first among four additional top loyalty programs. The top programs were selected based on readers’ holistic ratings of a companies’ individual loyalty programs. Considered criteria included the ability to accumulate points, how quickly members can redeem points, and which overall program is best for business travelers.

Marriott Rewards is leading innovation for hotel loyalty programs through the launch of FlashPerks,LocalPerks and PlusPoints. The three platforms engage Marriott Rewards members with additional benefits and immediate ways to earn and spend points. FlashPerks gives members the option to redeem points or use cash for limited-time exclusive deals and experience. Through LocalPerks, Marriott Rewards is the first major hotel loyalty program to offer geo-targeted mobile offers using beacon technology for on-property deals. PlusPoints enables members to earn Rewards points instantly through everyday social behaviors, such as tweets, retweets, check in on Facebook and Instagram posts with the hashtag #MRPoints.

 

More about Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program spanning 14 brands and 3,800 properties worldwide. It is redefining the future of hotel loyalty programs by offering members more frequent, easily accessible opportunities to earn and redeem points with the PlusPoints, FlashPerks and LocalPerks programs. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at nearly 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®.  Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. By making rewards accessible with a modern, easy approach, Marriott Rewards continues to be a leader in the industry. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.” It ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, please visit MarriottRewards.com or call 1-800-450-4442. 

About Marriott International
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 http://news.marriott.com.

Connect with john.wolf@marriott.com

09/29/2014

Marriott International Named to Washington Business Journal's Healthiest Employers 2014 List

TakeCare Wellness 5kBethesda, Md., September 29, 2014 - Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today that it has been named to the list of “2014 Healthiest Employers” by the Washington Business Journal. The announcement came just days after Marriott’s TakeCare 5K Run/1K Walk held annually at its headquarters. The event drew more than 500 Marriott associates from the Washington, D.C. area, including CEO Arne Sorenson, making it the company’s largest race to date. 

Arne Sorenson TakeCare Wellness 5kMarriott International launched the TakeCare Wellbeing program in 2010 to expand upon its core value of taking care of associates and building a sustainable culture of health and wellness. The company’s goal is to improve associate health, productivity and engagement by providing the tools and resources for associates to live healthy lives.

“This is an exciting time for the TakeCare Wellbeing program as more of our associates are making health a priority than ever before,” said Jill Berger, vice president of health and welfare at Marriott International. “Additionally, hotels that actively participate in the program experience medical claims cost savings, a decrease in workers’ compensation claims, and overall higher associate engagement.”  

From worksite wellness challenges and monthly webinars, to free health coaches, assessments, maternity support and a smoking cessation program, TakeCare Wellbeing is helping its associates both improve and maintain their health. Furthermore, the company is piloting a new certification program to recognize its hotels that are going above and beyond to create a healthy work environment for associates.

A key to the TakeCare program’s success is its Wellness Champion network. Mackenzie McGowan is a senior sales manager for Marriott in Irvine, Calif., and was recently named “Wellness Champion of the Quarter.”

“We implemented a fitness program for more than 100 associates and the results have been fantastic,” said McGowan. “Our team feels healthier and happier. Not to mention, we are all enjoying our new exercise zone equipped with a mini trampoline, yoga mats, a ping pong table and exercise balls. Being healthy at work is not only easier now, it’s also more fun.”

Learn more about Washington Business Journal's Healthiest Employers 2014 here.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties and 690,000 rooms in 78 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 amanda.waks@marriott.com

09/16/2014

Marriott Helps Working Mothers Succeed

Best-Companies-for-Working-Mothers

World's Favorite Travel Company Named to "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers"

Bethesda, Md., September 16, 2014 — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) was ranked by Working Mother magazine as one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.  The company was recognized for offering benefits and programs that help address the unique challenges faced by working parents. The company has been a part of this elite list for 23 years, earning a place in Working Mother’s Hall of Fame.

[Pictured: Working mom, Demetria Silvera Elmore, enjoys a healthy break from work with her daughter Avery (3) who attends the on-site daycare at Marriott headquarters.]

“Marriott’s family-friendly benefits and programs help create a work environment that enables associates to maintain a healthy and productive integration of work and home, while they continue to advance in their careers,” said David Rodriguez, executive vice president of global human resources.  "Putting people first is at the heart of our company culture and we believe that offering these types of wellness programs may seem like a small thing, but the benefits they deliver make a world of difference for our associates, their families, and our company."

The magazine awarded Marriott top marks for its highly proactive health and wellness programs that help employees manage and maintain their own health.  The company’s “TakeCare” and “Choose Health Every Day” initiatives empower employees and provide resources and support to help them incorporate healthy habits into their daily routines.

Carol Evans, president, Working Mother Media said, “The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are the leaders in the advancement of women by supporting their need to integrate family and work successfully. We are thrilled to honor the U.S. companies that put words into action and build family-friendly cultures on the foundation of thoughtful policies and effective programs. Women now make up 50% of our workforce.  We need to make sure they have the support to be outstanding moms as well as great employees."

The complete list of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.

About Marriott International 
Marriott International, Inc.(NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Be­thesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 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.

Connect felicia.mclemore@marriott.com

09/09/2014

Forbes Lists Marriott as Most Innovative Hotel Company

Innovation-lab-at-Marriott-International-headquartersLodging Leader Ranks #18 on World’s Most Innovative Companies List.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) was recently named to the Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies List, ranking as the highest hotel company and #18 overall.   The World's Most Innovative Companies is the definitive ranking of the 100 firms investors think are most likely to generate big, new growth ideas. Long known as an industry leader, Marriott was recognized for its ground-breaking Innovation Lab, mobile check-in and out, and its new Greatroom Lobby featured in its Marriott Hotels brand.

 “We are honored to be among the world’s most innovative companies,” said Stephanie Linnartz, Marriott International’s executive vice president and chief marketing and commercial officer.  “We are designing hotels for a new generation that is used to working, staying and playing how and where they want.  Our Innovation Lab is helping us to create solutions that elevate, innovate and evolve our guest experience. ”

Marriott announced the opening of its 10,000 square foot Innovation Lab located beneath the company’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland last year. The Innovation Lab offers rapid prototyping with instant feedback capabilities, bird’s eye views from Internet-enabled cameras, and multiple avenues for customer participation.  Located two stories below headquarters, the lab -- also dubbed “The Underground” -- is dedicated to promoting innovation and collaboration. Like a blank canvas, the floor-to-ceiling white space offers a clean slate for anyone – whether architect, designer, employee or customer – to manipulate and make his mark. This space showcases the brand’s commitment to the next generation of travelers, who seamlessly blend work and play, with a focus on changing style, technology and service. 

The lodging leader also recently announced its expanded mobile check-in and checkout globally.  Eleven additional brands – The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels, Courtyard, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Marriott Executive Apartments – are joining the nearly 500 properties of the company’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand in providing mobile check-in and checkout to guests. With these latest additions, these services are immediately available at 1,200 properties worldwide, and will be live at more than 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. Communicating in advance means the hotel is prepared for their arrival. 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.

Forbes used a method that relies on investors’ ability to identify firms they expect to be innovative now and in the future.  Companies on the list were also ranked by their innovation premium:  the difference between their market capitalization and net present value of cash flows from existing businesses.  Read more about the selection process and see the full list of World’s Most Innovative Companies.

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. 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 felicia.mclemore@marriott.com 

08/11/2014

Marriott Earns Top Ranking in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-2015 Best Hotel Rewards Programs

Mrewards_boxBethesda, Md. - August 6,2014- Marriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program – has been named the top hotel loyalty program in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014-2015 Best Rewards Programs for a second consecutive year. The recognition comes on the heels of the annual Freddie Awards, which named Marriott Rewards the Program of the Year for the seventh year in a row.

Marriott Rewards is ranked first in the Best Hotel Rewards Programs category recognized by U.S. News & World Report. Top contenders were selected based on factors such as added benefits, ease of earning and redeeming travel awards, and geographic coverage. Marriott Rewards was among 17 prominent loyalty programs being evaluated for the award and has been awarded a Best Travel Rewards Program badge.

“We are truly proud of the success of the Marriott Rewards program and excited about this recognition from U.S. News & World Report” said Rich Toohey, Vice President, Marriott Rewards. “We are always enhancing and improving the program for our members and will continue to do so in the future to ensure we evolve with our loyalists who are more mobile and social. Whether it be rewarding social sharing or increasing mobile offerings, we believe the rewards experience should be easy and accessible.”

Marriott Rewards is leading innovation for hotel loyalty programs through the launch of FlashPerks, LocalPerks and PlusPoints. The three platforms engage Marriott Rewards members with additional benefits and immediate ways to earn and spend points. FlashPerks gives members the option to redeem points or use cash for limited-time exclusive deals and experience. Through LocalPerks, Marriott Rewards is the first major hotel loyalty program to offer geo-targeted mobile offers for on-property deals. PlusPoints enables members to earn Rewards points instantly through everyday social behaviors, such as tweets, retweets, check in on Facebook and Instagram posts with the hashtag #MRPoints.


More about Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program spanning 14 brands and 3,800 properties worldwide. It is redefining the future of hotel loyalty programs by offering members more frequent, easily accessible opportunities to earn and redeem points with the PlusPoints, FlashPerks and LocalPerks programs. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at nearly 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®. Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. By making rewards accessible with a modern, easy approach, Marriott Rewards continues to be a leader in the industry. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.” It ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, please visit MarriottRewards.com or call 1-800-450-4442.


About Marriott International
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 http://news.marriott.com/
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07/29/2014

Marriott is All Inclusive

Lodging Leader Recognized for Diversity Success

Marriott International is in the spotlight for its diversity and inclusion success. 

Norm Jenkins NABHOOD 2014During the recent National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) Conference the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC was awarded the “Deal of the Year” Award.  Norman K. Jenkins (pictured, holding award, second from the right, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone Development and a Marriott Marquis Washington, DC owner accepted the award.   Julius Robinson NABHOOD 2014Julius W. Robinson (pictured, holding award, center right) - Vice President,  Franchising and Operations – Fairfield Inn & Suites was recognized with the Hank Thomas Freedom Rider Award.  The Hank Thomas Freedom Award is given to an individual who demonstrates commitment to helping to advance diversity in hotel ownership.  

Darryl Franklin, Vice President and Senior Counsel at Marriott International was named to the Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession.  Established in 2008, Lawyers of Color Inc. is the media and research company focusing on lawyers of color and aims to promote the causes and contributions of minority attorneys.

This year, Marriott International is celebrating 25 years of its formal diversity and inclusion program and 15 years of its Women’s Leadership Development Initiative.  Visit www.marriott.com/diversity for more information on the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Connect with Seema.Jain@marriott.com

 

 

07/15/2014

Marriott International Ranked Top Hotel Company on the FORTUNE 500®

Marriott-International-logoMarriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) has been named to the FORTUNE 500, ranking 219 overall, up from 2013’s ranking of 230, and ranking as the top hotel company in the hotels, casinos and resorts category.  Marriott is also the highest ranked company on the list with its headquarters in the Washington, DC-area.  

FORTUNE magazine’s annual selection of the nation's largest companies, ranked by revenue, includes a survey of companies that are incorporated in the U.S. and operate in the U.S. and file financial statements with a government agency.

Marriott is also included on this year’s FORTUNE “The Best Places to Work” list and the magazine’s The World’s Most Admired List, which measures a company’s corporate reputation. 

The company recently made headlines announcing Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas joining its Autograph Collection and in April when it became the largest hotel company in Africa after completing the acquisition of the Protea Hospitality Group.  Marriott has more than 4,000 properties and more than 690,000 rooms in 78 countries and territories around the world.  And, as of the end of quarter one, the company had more than 200,000 rooms in its global development pipeline, a 35 percent increase from a year ago.  

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 felicia.mclemore@marriott.com

07/09/2014

Cancun Marriott Resorts Top Celebrated Living “Platinum Hotels” List

Sister properties voted by readers as top two best hotels in their region.

Jwcm_exteriorThe JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort topped Celebrated Living’s Platinum List of “Best of Hotels in Mexico, Central America and South America,” earning the number one and number two spots on the list, respectively.

This is the second year in a row that readers vote the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa as the number one hotel in the region, and the property’s fifth consecutive year ranking among the top five. The CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort climbed two spots, voted by readers as the number two resort in region in its fourth consecutive year on the list.

Celebrated Living is American Airlines’ luxury in-flight magazine distributed quarterly in first and business class cabins and in airport Admirals Club lounges worldwide. Each year, the publication asks readers to vote for their favorite hotels, spas, golf courses and cruise lines, based on their first-hand experience, weighing votes on quality of service and amenities.

“We are humbled and honored and grateful to the readers for their votes,” said Christopher Calabrese, Vice President and General Manager of JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort. “This distinction is especially important to us because it is a direct result of readers choice, and therefore reflects the level of service the Cancun Marriott family is committed to providing all of our guests.”

Platinum List rankings are categorized by region; the 2014 issue made its debut onboard aircrafts and in airport lounges earlier this summer. 

About CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
Located in the heart of the Hotel Zone, the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort is the perfect choice for weekend getaways, family vacations and group events. Spacious rooms with private balconies offer captivating views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean or Nichupté Lagoon. A short bus ride to Cancun’s famed nightlife, shopping district and Convention Center ensures that there is something to do for everyone. Interconnected with JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort’s flexible indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, lounges and restaurants will accommodate any event, theme or vacation guests might be planning. For more information or to book a reservation please visit www.casamagnacancun.com or call 1.800.223.6388.

About JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
The landmark JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa offers an unforgettable Cancun vacation. In the heart of the Hotel Zone, each of its 448 well-appointed rooms have private balconies with stunning views of Cancun’s white sand beaches and the Caribbean. For those who wish to indulge themselves, Club 91 accommodations combine the tranquility and sophistication of a private club with personalized and upgraded services. The property’s Mayan-inspired spa is rated one of the top spas in Mexico and offers massages, body wraps, manicures, pedicures and more. With three world-class restaurants, 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and the stunning beauty of the Caribbean, the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for corporate retreats, events and holiday vacations. For more information or to book a reservation, please visit www.jwmarriottcancun.com or call 1.800.223.6388.

About Marriott Hotels
With over 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 50 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom Lobby, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com to join the ongoing Marriott conversation, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/Marriott) and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/Marriott, @Marriott).

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 64 JW Marriott hotels in 26 countries; by 2016 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 92 properties over 36 countries. Visit us online, jwmarriott.com, @jwmarriott and facebook.com/JWMarriott.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. 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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07/08/2014

Marriott Resorts in Mexico Say ‘Bienvenido’ to All Guests

OutNowThree Hotels Certified for LGBT Guest Services.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – July 8, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) proudly participated in the 4th International LGBT Business Expo, Vallarta-Nayarit 2014 to Latin America. This three-day event was held at the Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta to engage leading travel and hospitality companies that are dedicated to welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender guests, friends and families throughout the Americas.

Mr. Apoorva Gandhi (pictured above first from left), vice president of multi-cultural affairs for Marriott International, was also a speaker at the conference.  “I am excited to be part of this important team working to position Marriott as a global diversity and inclusion leader. Diversity is the one thing that we all have in common and I am proud to show how we at Marriott celebrate it everyday,” he stated.

Mr. Gandhi’s presentation highlighted many of the ways Marriott properties excel in cultural competency, as well as celebrating LGBT individuals, couples and families.

Marriott also received the designation as ‘Out Now’ certified for the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta. OutNow global certification means 100% of the more than 430 employees working in the hotel have been trained to understand and provide the best customer service to their LGBT guests.  JW Marriott Cancun Resort and CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort also received certifications.

OutNow is a lesbian and gay marketing specialist organization.  Out Now's unique expertise, experience and approach to LGBT marketing is acknowledged and supported by marketing professionals - and clients - worldwide.

Connect with seema.jain@marriott.com