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02/04/2016

LATINA Style INC. Names Marriott International as Best Place to Work

Latina Style Ranks Marriott a Best Company for LatinasCompany Ranked Third Overall on Top 50 Report
Marriott Gains Place on Best Places to Work for Latinas for 19th Consecutive Year

Bethesda MD, February 4, 2016- Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has been ranked third for Best Companies for Latinas by LATINA Style INC.  

The LATINA Style 50 Report identifies the best companies that offer Latinas opportunities to develop and grow in their career.  LATINA Style INC., evaluates their ranking through a survey sent to various corporations. To ensure the list reflects an accurate representation of Latinas, their team spends an extended period of time reviewing the answers and researching each company.

“I am proud of Marriott’s reputation as a great place to work for Latinas and that our company was once again chosen for this honor,” said David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer.  “Marriott understands that as a global hospitality leader we must create the environment where all people are respected, valued and provided with opportunities to succeed.  That’s why this distinction from Latina STYLE is so meaningful to us.”

According to LATINA Style INC., their readers influenced their criteria, which included “the number of Latina executives, Latina retention, mentoring programs, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, employee benefits, women’s issues, job retraining, affinity groups, and Hispanic relations.”

From its founding, Marriott has consistently championed diversity and inclusion. Previous awards include LATINA Style Company of the Year, NAFE Top 10 Companies for Executive Women, DiversityInc Top 50 Companies, 100 percent score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and World’s Best Multinational Workplaces as named by Great Place to Work®.  The company continues to celebrate two key milestones, 25 years of its formal diversity and inclusion program and 15 years of its Women’s Leadership Development Initiative.  For more information on Marriott’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit www.marriott.com/diversity. To view the entire LATINA Style 50 Report, visit LATINA Style

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR)
is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 85 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, BVlgari®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea Hotels® and MoxyHotels®. 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 54 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. 

Media Contact:
Colleen Antonio
301.380.9044
colleen.antonio@marriott.com

11/19/2015

Marriott Scores 100% Perfect Ranking on 2016 Corporate Equality Index

HRC-2016-logoMarriott Named a “Best Place to Work” for LGBT Equality 

Bethesda, Md., November 18, 2015 - World’s favorite travel company, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today has been selected 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) 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

The CEI is a nationally recognized benchmark that examines America’s leading workplaces and their inclusion of LGBT employees and their allies. Corporations like Marriott that earn the top CEI score of 100 percent also are named the “Best Places to Work” in the U.S. For a list of criteria that comprise the Index’s objective rankings and the corporations measured on the CEI benchmark, visit www.hrc.org.

“In a constantly evolving marketplace, every organization hopes to have the edge by attracting and engaging top talent. At Marriott, we believe that promoting wellbeing and ensuring everyone has access to opportunity is the most powerful way to cultivate an inspired workforce and to deliver exceptional customer experiences,” said David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Marriott International. “All of our associates and guests must feel equally valued, safe and respected at every Marriott property around the world. This recognition from the Human Rights Campaign affirms that we are moving in the right direction to provide truly inclusive experiences on our journey to becoming the world’s most favorite travel company."

Along with Marriott’s longstanding 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 the historic amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt full recognition of marriage rights for same-sex couples. In addition, this past year, Marriott played a public leadership role in opposing anti-LGBT legislation that surfaced in Indiana and Georgia among other states.

Marriott has consistently been recognized for its outstanding workplace and diversity and inclusion programs.  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

Contact:
Felicia Mclemore
felicia.mclemore@marriott.com
(301) 380-2702

 

 

10/01/2015

Marriott International Celebrates Progress on Diversity and Inclusion; Support for Youth Employment

Sustainability Report photo 2.pngCompany’s 2015 Sustainability Report Captures Milestones, Spotlights “Bridges from School to Work” 

Bethesda, Md., October 1, 2015—This month Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) celebrates more than 25 years of its global diversity and inclusion program, along with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the U.S. The company’s recently released 2015 Sustainability Report highlights its support for diversity and inclusion commitments such as these, as well as its recent achievements and initiatives supporting the environment, local communities and youth employment.

Marriott spotlights a nonprofit partner that shares its founders’ name - the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities. Celebrating its 25th year, the Foundation’s Bridges from School to Work program was designed by Marriott’s human resources associates and experts in the field of disabilities to transform the lives of young adults through the power of a job.  More than 20,000 youth have benefitted from the program’s services with more than 80 percent of participants securing local, competitive jobs in nine U.S. cities. The Foundation is committed to serving 1,500 Bridges young adults annually by 2018; this represents a 50 percent growth rate in just three years.

Maurice Dupree and Richard MarriottThe personal stories of those who have benefitted from the program, such as that of this year’s Annual Youth Achievement Award recipient, Maurice Dupree, inspire investments that make a difference. His story and thousands of others include the common themes of personal growth, potential realized and a path to a brighter future - discovered through hard work, resiliency and perseverance.

Jumping Youth“Youth unemployment is a significant issue globally, and young adults with disabilities are that much more challenged to secure a job with employers like us,” said Mari Snyder, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at Marriott International. “The Bridges team amazes me with their ability to work in a customized way to match the skills and potential of young adults with employers who can offer competitive opportunities in banking, retail, entertainment, food service, and hospitality, as well as in the government and nonprofit sectors.”   


In addition to featuring Marriott’s work with the Bridges program, the 2015 Sustainability Report highlights the company’s ongoing support for diversity and inclusion. Key highlights include:

  • Marriott has achieved a 300 percent increase in women’s representation in top leadership positions.
  • Across the company, nine women lead divisions worth more than $100 million in revenue. 
  • Women comprise over 30 percent of the company’s board of directors’ positions.
  • The company is on track to reach a goal of 1,000 minority- and women-owned hotels by 2020, with 699 properties currently qualifying.
  • The company continues to increase purchases with diverse suppliers for a total of more than $4.5 billion spent since 2003 and a goal of $568 million for 2015.

Marriott remains focused on its commitments to improve communities, protect the environment and provide opportunity.  The company’s recently released 2015 Sustainability Report also highlights additional efforts and achievements including the company’s 22 percent decrease in water intensity in 2014 compared to a 2007 baseline.  To learn more please visit Marriott.com/sustainabilityreport.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 81 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 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 felicia.mclemore@marriott.com

 

08/19/2015

Marriott Colabora con La Raza por Oportunidades para los Jóvenes

Apoorva Gandhi - Marriott InternationalAugust 18, 2015 - The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Líderes Initiative is a national program designed to create opportunities for Latino youth, which will elevate their influence as leaders in the United States. Through a national network of more than 300 high school and college students and young professionals, Líderes identifies, supports, and develops new leadership in the Latino community.  Marriott is a proud supporter of these programs and students.  Apoorva Gandhi, Marriott International’s Vice President of Multicultural Affairs (pictured left with a Líderes student) spoke at the talent showcase event about Marriott’s commitment to the Latino and Latino GenY communities.

Connect with felicia.mclemore@marriott.com

 

08/13/2015

Marriott Continues to Demonstrate Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

National Urban League 2015Honored by National Urban League with Corporate Circle Award

Bethesda, Md., August 13, 2015 - Marriott International continues its commitment to diversity and inclusion through its support of three of its diversity and inclusion partners – the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD).

Marriott supports the NULYP organization throughout the year with their summits and professional development programs.  This year, The NULYPs recognized Marriott with its Corporate Circle Award, (pictured L to R:  Brandi Richard, NULYP President and Apoorva Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural Affairs- Marriott International) which honors companies that demonstrate above and beyond commitment and engagement with the organization.  “Marriott continues to be a valued partner and genuine supporter of the NUL, particularly the young professionals group, said Richard. We appreciate their global efforts to shine a light on issues that affect and are important to African American GenXers and Millennials."

NULYP is a National Urban League volunteer auxiliary that targets young professionals ages 21-40 to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement.

Maruiel Perkins-Chavis, Vice President, Workforce Engagement & Global Diversity gave greetings on behalf of Marriott International at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Annual Conference’s Clarence Mitchell Luncheon.  The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all people.

Julius Robinson, Vice President of the Autograph Collection Hotels and Erica Qualls-Battey, General Manager of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis represented Marriott during the annual NABHOOD conference as panel participants discussing hotel development, industry leadership and innovation.  NABHOOD’s goal is to increase the number of African Americans developing, managing, operating and owning hotels and increase vendor opportunities and executive level jobs for minorities.

Marriott has a longstanding history of diversity and inclusion.  In 2014, the company celebrated 25 years of its formal diversity and inclusion program and 15 years of its Women’s Leadership Development Initiative.  Marriott is consistently recognized for championing diversity and inclusion, including: Human Rights Campaign 100 percent equality score, LatinaStyle Top 50, Working Mother Best Places to Work, Top Company as Named by the Executive Leadership Council and a World’s Best Multinational Work Places as named by Best Place to Work®.  For more information on Marriott’s diversity and inclusion programs, visit www.marriott.com/diversity.

Connect with felicia.mclemore@marriott.com

06/09/2015

Marriott International’s #LoveTravels Social Movement is Full of PRIDE with Pop-Up Wedding in Washington, D.C. Officiated by TV Personality Ross Mathews

#lovetravelsTexas Couple, George Carrancho and Sean Franklin, say “I Do” on Marriott #LoveTravels Parade Float  

Bethesda, Maryland — June 9, 2015— Marriott International is continuing its #LoveTravels campaign, sharing inspiring stories of notable and every day travelers. #LoveTravels not only encourages travelers to explore their personal passions, but celebrates their unique stories. Marriott, the official sponsor of the Capital Pride Parade, will bring #LoveTravels to life with TV personality Ross Mathews, who will officiate a very special marriage ceremony with George Carrancho and Sean Franklin, a couple of nearly ten years, who met in their home state of Texas and now reside in New York. [Photo:  Sean Franklin (L) and George Carrancho.] 

“Capital Pride welcomes thousands of visitors each year in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and allies,” said Stacey Milne, VP Portfolio Marketing Strategy + Planning from Marriott International. “With our dedication to Pride and this year’s amazing parade, we can’t think of a better way to express how #LoveTravels than through the wedding vows of honored guests like George and Sean.  Many couples like George and Sean still cannot be married in states they call home; however, we can all celebrate their marriage here in our nation’s capital as the nation awaits the historic Supreme Court decision. This unique occasion allows us to make their ceremony poignant and meaningful for all Americans and all our visitors.”

“As a public figure and member of the LGBT community, I could not be more proud to partner with Marriott and spread the meaning behind #LoveTravels,” said Ross Mathews.  “This is such a special time for equal rights and there is no better way to celebrate, than by officiating this beautiful couple, in one of the biggest Pride parades in the country.”

“The love that will be in the nation’s capital during Pride will be a testament to the historic change in the nation. Although we reside in New York, we continue to wait to be married in our home state of Texas,” said George and Sean. “We’re overwhelmed that we have been chosen by Marriott to celebrate our union with thousands more along the parade route, and we are thrilled to travel to D.C. for this monumental moment.”

Mariott has also enlisted social media ambassadors with millions of followers on YouTube and Instagram to spread the #LoveTravels message including Alex Wassabi, Bria and Chrissy, RJ Aguiar, Olga Kay, Michael John Buckley and Miles Jai.

The #LoveTravels social movement that kicked off with Jason Collins, Geena Rocero, Tim Howard and Angela Simmons in 2014 will continue to roll out with new ambassador stories throughout the summer with new inspiring stories of notable travelers.

To join the conversation, travelers can visit www.lovetravelswithme.com or Facebook/Instagram (@LoveTravelsWithMe) and Twitter (@LoveTravelsWMe) and use the hashtag #LoveTravels.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for company information. For the latest news, go to www.marriottnewscenter.com, and to make reservations, please visit www.marriott.com.

About Marriott International:
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with properties in 80 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 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.

Contacts:
  
John Wolf                         Courtney Engel
Marriott International         GREY
(301) 380-5718 office         (212) 546-2372 office
(202) 437-6975   mobile      (516) 526-6364 mobile
john.wolf@marriott.com    courtney.engel@grey.com 

05/19/2015

Marriott Golf Debuts $1 For Hope Campaign in Support of Military Veteran's Nationwide Through PGA Reach

$1 For Hope CampaignNationwide Initiative Launches at 20 Premier Marriott Golf Facilities: All Proceeds to Support PGA HOPE--Helping Our Patriots Everywhere—Golf Program for Military Veterans with Disabilities

Orlando, Fla., May 19, 2015… Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators, announced the launch of the $1 for HOPE campaign, in support of military veterans nationwide through PGA REACH.  The campaign was officially announced on Wednesday, May 13 in conjunction with PGA HOPE Day at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Va.

As part of the $1 for HOPE campaign, all golfers/visitors checking in for their tee time and/or making a purchase at the pro shop - at any of 20 participating Marriott Golf resort destinations - will have the opportunity to make a donation, by adding $1 or more, to their fee.  All proceeds from this initiative will be used to support and enhance PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) programming nationwide.

Vet GolferThe flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America, PGA HOPE is designed to introduce golf to veterans with disabilities in order to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. The HOPE program, led by PGA Professionals, helps veterans assimilate back into their communities through the social interaction the game of golf provides. All PGA HOPE programming is fully funded by PGA REACH, and offered at NO COST for military veterans and their families.

Learning and playing the game of golf is a proven activity that has positively impacted thousands of wounded veterans nationwide, and PGA HOPE is truly making a difference. As many veterans struggle with the transition back into civilian life, golf programming delivers a new level of enjoyment, while PGA Professionals provide expert golf instruction, and encourage the veterans to be more active in their communities. Participants of HOPE programs include military veterans living with a specific set of physical or cognitive challenges such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or the loss of a limb, among other challenges.

“I’ve listened to military veterans describe the difficulty of getting out of bed in the morning, but once they are introduced to golf, they use the game as a platform for inspiration,” said William Nault, Vice President, Marriott Golf.  “On Behalf of Marriott International, we are thrilled to support the PGA HOPE initiative, and our collection of Marriott-managed properties in the U.S. is committed to raising funds to support golf programming for our American Heroes.”    

Marriott has always valued the service and commitment of veterans who have served the country, and is committed to continue serving them through its hiring, recruitment, programs and partnerships. The company’s ongoing effort to attract and retain the best and brightest talent includes actively recruiting U.S. military veterans to work at Marriott hotels.  Marriott has ramped up its outreach to more than 500 military bases around the world and launched a military careers site just for vets at www.marriottvetcareers.com.

Participating courses in the $1 For HOPE campaign represent some of the country’s premier championship venues, including: Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz.; Camelback Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Starr Pass Country Club, Tucson, Ariz.; Desert Springs Golf Resort, Palm Desert, Calif.; Shadow Ridge Golf Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Grande Vista Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.; Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.; Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla.; The Rookery at Marco, Naples, Fla.;  Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club,  St. Petersburg, Fla.; Ritz-Carlton Members Club, Sarasota, Fla.; Stone Mountain Golf Club, Stone Mountain, Ga.; Crane’s Landing Golf Club, Lincolnshire, Ill.; Toftrees Golf Club, State College, Pa.; Cattails Golf Club, Kingsport, Tenn.; and Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Va.

Adds Nault, “The $1 For HOPE campaign is a wonderful initiative that can engage golfers across the country in better understanding the HOPE program and directly supporting the unwavering commitment put forth by veterans who served our country so faithfully.”

For more information on the $1 for HOPE campaign and additional military programming at Marriott Golf facilities, please visit www.MarriottGolf.com.  For more information on PGA HOPE Programming, please visit www.pgareach.com

About Marriott Golf
Marriott Golfmanages 50 golf courses at 37 locations in 11 countries, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for seven Marriott International lodging brands. Marriott has been managing golf operations since 1970 and is one of the world’s premier golf operators. Marriott provides golf management and consulting services to a variety of operational environments including resort, private club, daily fee, golf school and franchises. For more information, visit www.marriottgolf.com.

04/24/2015

DiversityInc Applauds Marriott’s Inclusive Culture

DiversityIncWorld’s Favorite Travel Company Continues to Lead the Hotel Industry

Marriott International was recognized as #13, up three spots from last year, on the 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, making it the highest ranking hotel company on the list.  The company was also ranked on specialty lists for its LGBT (#4) and supplier diversity (#10) efforts. 

{Pictured, Marriott associates at the 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 event.}

The rankings are determined by an objective methodology that calculates factors such as Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development (including commitments to mentorship and philanthropy), CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity. The empirical data for the rankings is provided by a 300-question survey filled out by personnel at the participating companies.

“Our passion is to keep Marriott the place where customers, associates and others feel they belong and will be cared for like family,” commented David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President – Global Human Resources Officer and Global Diversity Executive.  “And therefore, our greatest source of fulfillment is the diversity of people who choose Marriott for great experiences and opportunity.  We strive to ensure that inclusion continues to mean that everyone is valued for what they hold in common with everyone else, and also for the unique differences that make us all one-of-a-kind masterpieces. We believe that true inclusion embraces us as individuals in a grand mosaic without sacrificing insight or compassion for the difficulties that any group may face.”

Marriott has a longstanding history of diversity and inclusion.  In 2014, the company celebrated 25 years of its formal diversity and inclusion program and 15 years of its Women’s Leadership Development Initiative.  Marriott is consistently recognized for championing diversity and inclusion, including: Human Rights Campaign 100 percent equality score, LatinaStyle Top 50, Working Mother Best Places to Work , Top Company as Named by the Executive Leadership Council and a World’s Best Multinational Work Places as named by Best Place to Work®.  For more information on Marriott’s diversity and inclusion programs, visit www.marriott.com/diversity.

Connect with felicia.mclemore@marriott.com

 

03/31/2015

Marriott International Honored for Inclusiveness

543618025_DD_3713_62EC3DE82A4C7E0AF47CDBAEA2674D33"At Marriott, we will continue to do our part to promote a vibrant economy where each individual is able to reach his or her highest potential without the barriers of discrimination. We will do that by putting people first, whether in Haiti or Harlem, India or Indianapolis, or wherever we put out our welcome to you,” said Arne Sorenson, president and CEO (pictured 7th from left, back row) after accepting the “Straight for Equality in the Workplace” Award from Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) during the organization’s annual gala.  Mr. Sorenson is pictured with Marriott International associates at the PFLAG event.

03/16/2015

Marriott Europe Reaches Out To Europe’s Unemployed Youth

RH La Defense Marriott Europe aims to create 20,000 career opportunities for young people by 2020
Donations to charitable partners reaching nearly 1.5 million since 2012

March 16, 2015: Marriott's commitment to assist Europe's unemployed and disadvantaged youth takes a dramatic step forward this month with the announcement of its ambitious goals for its World of Opportunity1 programme in Europe. 

Marriott’s aim is to create 20,000 career opportunities for young people aged 16-25 by the year 2020. That means 20,000 young people receiving a range of placements, apprenticeships, training and development courses offered by one of the world’s largest and diverse hotel groups.  Marriott Europe has so far provided almost 4,000 employment opportunities to young people since 2012 and its goal is now is to increase that number five-fold over the next five years.

The company is already engaged with charitable partners, The Prince's Trust and SOS Children’s Villages – both experienced charities in the field of youth support and employment – and it is with their advice and collaboration that enables commitment to this ambitious goal.  Since Marriott started its World of Opportunity programme in 2012, it has donated more than €930,000 cash and €490,000 in-kind to its charitable partners along with 27,000 volunteer hours.   

Crucially, Marriott's career opportunities are as open to disadvantaged youths as they are to those who complete higher education and university graduates. The group is committed to finding and nourishing talents from a swathe of Europe's youth.  According to figures from the European Commission, five million young people are unemployed across EU countries and one of the key factors highlighted for this growing problem is a ‘skills mismatch’. 

"As a hotel group, we depend on talented people in order to survive," says Amy McPherson, president and managing director, Marriott International Europe "Hotels are a people business, and although technology and mobile connectivity have enhanced the industry, it will, at its heart, always remain a people business.  It has been extraordinary to watch the progress and commitment of these young people rise up through the ranks of our company, and seeing them enjoy a huge sense of pride and ambition.  It also makes a significant difference to the success of the company."

 
Marriott's vision is also good for business; it offers a committed forward-thinking business goal that will benefit the organisation as much as it will young people. The group has real, long-term job opportunities to offer alongside internships and development courses so the aim is to put young people into meaningful, long-lasting employment. 

Because of the diversity of its operations and the flexibility to move staff around departments, the hotel business is uniquely placed to provide the opportunities young people need, whatever suits their personalities and talents: front of house, back of house, technology, catering, food and beverage, marketing, and so on. All it takes is the right "can-do" attitude on the part of the candidate, and a willingness to commit to an exciting, constantly changing business.

In the same month that the group is named one of the UK's top employers in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For and Best Employer from a survey conducted by Germany’s Focus Magazine, it aims to build on that reputation by tapping into Europe's most precious and under-used resource: its young people.

Links to stats in press release

EU Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1036
Government Youth Unemployment (issued Jan 2015): http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/SN05871/youth-unemployment-statistics 

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014.  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.  

1World of Opportunity is Marriott’s commitment to addressing youth unemployment including young people from disadvantaged backgrounds - enabling them to reach their full potential by providing employment skills training and vocational opportunities.

Contact: 
Hannah Cadwallader
hannah.cadwallader@marriott.com  
T: +44 (0)20 7012 7359