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10/27/2014

Fairfield Inn & Suites Launches Amazing New Campaign

Amazing Stay 1Hotel brand kicks off excitement with large-scale Consumer Experience in NYC Oct. 28-29

Bethesda, Md., October 27, 2014 – We simultaneously check our email, peruse through our apps, and drink our coffee, all while running to catch the next train or plane. Juggling the demands of work and life today can be challenging, but Fairfield Inn & Suites is reminding travelers that they can do it and that they are amazing because they overcome that feat every day. With the launch of its new “Stay Amazing TM” campaign, the brand celebrates travelers who seek to maintain their momentum on the road, and uses extraordinary people to personify the great juggling act. [Download images.]

The multi-channel campaign that launched this month features a series of TV, airport, digital and social ads touting the #StayAmazing tagline, featuring the following talent:

  • Michal Kapral, Guinness World Record Holder for completing the fastest marathon while juggling three objects
  • Rocky Byun, notable balance artist and phenomenon
  • Kacy Catanzaro, first woman to make it to the finals on NBC’s hit TV show, “American Ninja Warrior TM”

“Guests, both leisure and business, have a lot to juggle when they’re on the road,” said Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager for Fairfield Inn & Suites. “Maintaining your balance and keeping up with your daily rhythms takes skill and patience. With more than 700 hotels throughout the US, Fairfield helps guests so they can stay amazing, performing their best while travelling and return home feeling like they have never skipped a beat”

Amazing Stay 2This week, on October 28 and 29, Fairfield Inn & Suites will bring the campaign to life through an interactive pop-up experience in New York City (Flatiron Plaza North; 23rd St. and Fifth Ave.). The exciting activation zone will feature:

  • A giant interactive video game that will capture participants’ body movement in real-time and project a silhouette as they juggle multiple digital orbs.
  • Michal Kapral teaching passers-by how to “joggle*”
  • The ultimate NYC “selfie” opportunity next to an oversized installation of the words “#StayAmazing.”
  • The opportunity to win prizes on-site, including complimentary stays at the brand’s NYC properties and a $500 Marriott Rewards gift card. Consumers will show off their “amazing-ness” and join the conversation online by using the hashtag #StayAmazing.

Fairfield Inn & Suites is committed to helping travelers maintain their momentum on the go. The Fairfield 100% Guarantee is the brand’s commitment to providing guests with a seamless and stress-free hotel stay, so they can return home feeling like they’ve never skipped a beat.  Additional amenities include complimentary hot breakfast and WiFi Internet access in all guest rooms and public spaces, on-site business centers, fitness centers and swimming pools in most locations.

For reservations and more information on Fairfield Inn & Suites, visit www.fairfieldinn.com or call 800-228-2800.

*Joggling is the act of jogging while juggling.

About Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is designed for today’s traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With more than 700 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and India, Fairfield Inn & Suites 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 or reservations, call the Fairfield Inn & Suites toll-free number at 800-228-2800, visit www.fairfieldinn.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/fairfieldinnandsuites or follow Fairfield at www.twitter.com/fairfieldhotels.

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 nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com

09/16/2014

Peace of Mind at Fairfield Inn & Suites

FIS_Guarantee_2C_LogoNew Fairfield 100% Guarantee SM Assures Travelers’ Satisfaction

Bethesda, Md., September 16, 2014 – Life on the road can throw travelers unexpected surprises. While travel should always have an element of adventure, a guarantee that one aspect of a trip will always go right offers invaluable peace of mind. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott introduces today its promise to always make it right for guests with the new Fairfield 100% GuaranteeSM.  The announcement follows a training program designed to empower all Fairfield Inn & Suites staff to address and remedy guest issues as quickly and efficiently as possible, ensuring a seamless travel experience even before guests’ arrival and long after they check out.

“Both business and leisure guests juggle a lot when they travel.  We guarantee that we will do everything we can to make their stay as enjoyable as possible,” says Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager for Fairfield Inn & Suites. “Our guests are our number one priority. We promise they will be satisfied during their stay or we’ll make it right. That is our commitment.”

The Fairfield 100% GuaranteeSM is another way Fairfield Inn & Suites helps travelers maintain momentum on the road and is part of a larger commitment to supporting guests’ well-being. The initiative is aligned with offerings that take a holistic view of travelers’ needs such as complimentary hot breakfast, thoughtfully designed guest rooms, free high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms and public spaces, on-site business centers, fitness centers and swimming pools in most locations.

For reservations and more information on the Fairfield 100% GuaranteeSM, visit www.fairfieldinn.com or call 800-228-2800.

About Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is designed for today’s traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With more than 700 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and India, Fairfield Inn & Suites 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 or reservations, call the Fairfield Inn & Suites toll-free number at 800-228-2800, visit www.fairfieldinn.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/fairfieldinnandsuites or follow Fairfield at www.twitter.com/fairfieldhotels.

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 nina.hererra-davilla@marriott.com

05/20/2014

A Message to the Class of 2014: Connecting is the Key to Igniting Your Career

Everyday-ConnectFairfield Inn & Suites Launches “Everyday Connect” to Mentor Next Generation Business Travelers

Bethesda, Md., May 19, 2014 - Everyday is an opportunity to connect, to be inspired by others and to use the power of professional networks to realize a dream. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is helping future business travelers with the launch of “Everyday Connect,” a multimedia resource offering college graduates career insights from young entrepreneurs who were featured on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list.   

The campaign, housed on Tumblr at http://everyday-connect.com, starts a conversation with young professionals and reinforces the idea that the next generation of business leaders needs to invest in real, meaningful relationships to help propel their careers. It reminds college graduates, entering a challenging job market, to take the time now at the start of their professional journey to build long-lasting relationships that will inspire them to succeed in whatever they choose to do.

“Everyday Connect” features short films, infographics, tips and survey data to help graduates identify opportunities and build their own professional network. Fairfield enlisted four entrepreneurs from various industries to share their thoughts on the power of mentorship and personal connections. “Everyday Connect” program ambassadors include  Mark Arnoldy, Executive Director at Possible Health; Eden Full, Founder, SunSaluter; Meg Gill, President/Co-Founder, Golden Road Brewing; and Kane Sarhan, Co-Founder of [E]nstitute.

“At Fairfield, we see ourselves as a partner for business travelers on the road, helping them keep their momentum strong and stay connected with people who matter to them,” said Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites. “Everyday Connect is an engaging way for us to share some wisdom from our exceptional group of mentors and offer the next generation some tips and advice that will help them achieve their goals.”

A survey conducted by Fairfield Inn & Suites among 1,000 employed adults over the age of 21 nationwide revealed:

Seventy-seven percent of people are willing to help college graduates find work.

  • Forty-nine percent of respondents claim to have a mentor in their profession.
     
  • Recognition is not of significant importance to people who help others in their professional network – only 51 percent of respondents said that this mattered to them.
  • A phone call is the generally preferred method of acknowledgment, with 91 percent of respondents saying this is an appropriate way to express appreciation, followed by a thank-you card (88 percent), or an e-mail (81 percent). A post on a social media network will sooner suffice (27 percent) than flowers (26 percent).
  • Sixty-six percent of respondents acknowledged the power of personal relationships in helping them maintain momentum in their careers.

The survey data reveals that there is a strong inclination among working adults to help young people at the start of their careers find work. A large majority of respondents cite personal connections as helping them in their careers, and almost half say they have a mentor in their profession, demonstrating there is a willingness to pay forward the support and guidance they have received. In a digital world, survey respondents revealed a great interest in maintaining the lines of communication open.

Consumers Get Chance to Reconnect and Reunite Through “Everyday Connect”

Fairfield is not only providing practical advice and information with the “Everyday Connect” campaign, but it is also extending the opportunity to consumers to reconnect and reunite with the people who have helped them succeed in their careers. Starting June 2, a series of questions will be posted via the brand’s Twitter handle - over a four-week period around the power of personal connections. Based on the responses, five winners will be chosen and given a trip to reunite with the mentor of their choice in New York City as well as meet with the campaign’s influencers.  Click here for full contest details:  

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is designed for today’s traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With more than 700 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and India, Fairfield Inn & Suites 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 or reservations, visit www.fairfieldinn.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/fairfieldinnandsuites or follow Fairfield at www.twitter.com/fairfieldhotels.

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 nina.herrera@marriott.com

11/13/2013

Fairfield Inn & Suites Helps Small Businesses ELEVATE To New Heights

FIS-Women Small Business-FINAL-WINNERSHotel brand’s support of women entrepreneurs inspires growth, collaboration and innovation.

Bethesda, Md., November 13, 2013 – Twenty ambitious and energetic female entrepreneurs, in industries ranging from financial planning to jewelry design, are more connected and visible after participating in Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott’s ELEVATE fueled by Fairfield program for women-owned small businesses. 

Throughout the three-month ELEVATE initiative, Fairfield Inn & Suites provided hotel meeting space and other resources in the Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; New York, NY; and Washington, D.C. areas, which the program participants creatively used to make the greatest impact for their businesses. Their efforts included arranging photo shoots, as well as hosting networking events, ribbon cuttings, seminars and workshops.

“Women-owned business is a vital part of American entrepreneurship,” said Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager for Fairfield Inn & Suites. “Doing what we can at Fairfield to help the ELEVATE participants come closer to attaining their business goals has been a valuable and inspiring experience for us.”

Fairfield Inn & Suites awarded a $5,000 business grant to ELEVATE participant Dominique Broadway, founder of financial services consultancy Finances Demystified, for demonstrating the most creativity in the use of hotel meeting areas and program resources. Broadway utilized the Fairfield space to help her business bloom by conducting corporate planning sessions, hosting a kick-off event for her Social Money Tour and shooting 24 financial tip videos for small business owners.

“Being part of the ELEVATE program was beyond what I expected,” said Broadway. “I’ve faced numerous challenges as a small business owner and the resources provided by Fairfield Inn & Suites have allowed me to get my name out there and grow my business exponentially.” Broadway will use the grant to further develop her financial education programs and create online classes and interactive workshops.

In addition to Broadway, many of the participants elevated their businesses thanks to the program and use of the Fairfield hotel meeting space, including:

• Elana Reinholtz, founder of Bird & Stone, a socially conscious jewelry design company, who hosted her first-ever trunk show atop Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Chelsea’s rooftop terrace;
• Regina Brooks, owner of Régine Danielle Events & Design, who booked 65 percent of her available dates for 2014, due to having space to meet with clients; and
• Somya Munjal, founder of financial literacy education business Youthful Savings, who hosted a fundraiser for an upcoming empowerment program and credits the space for its success.

“More than twenty-five years ago, Fairfield Inn & Suites started off as a small brand itself,” said Buckley. “Today, we are finding meaningful ways to help others grow and showcasing our commitment to supporting local communities and commerce.”
 
For more information about the program, please visit www.elevatefueledbyfairfield.com.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is designed for today’s traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With more than 700 properties throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, Fairfield Inn & Suites 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 or reservations, call the Fairfield Inn & Suites toll-free number at 800-228-2800, visit www.fairfieldinn.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/fairfieldinnandsuites or follow Fairfield at www.twitter.com/fairfieldhotels.

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 jessica.jay@marriott.com or carollyn.colon@sohosquarepr.com

10/22/2013

Marriott's Brands Top-Rated Among Business Travellers

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TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites gain top customer ratings in industry surveys.

Bethesda, Md, – October 22, 2013 – The results are in and Marriott International’s modern essentials and extended stay portfolio leads the industry according to recently released Business Travel News' (BTN) 2013 Hotel Chain Survey and the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Representing more than 2,000 hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott all ranked at the top of the two influential industry surveys this fall, showing signs of increased popularity among guests and impressive global development. 

“The strength and growth of our modern essentials and extended stay portfolio are truly extraordinary,” said Janis Milham, senior vice president, modern essentials & extended stay lodging. “As we constantly evolve and look for ways to enhance our offerings, these surveys are testament that we are doing well in positioning our brands to serve the needs of our guests.”

TownePlace Suites is the number one ranked hotel brand in the midprice extended stay tier in the BTN survey. Every year, BTN asks business travel buyers to rate the hotel brands with which they conduct business. Survey categories include sales staff, consistency, corporate rate programs, data quality, service, physical appearance, business center, amenities (business and overall), and the price and value relationship. TownePlace Suites scored highest in each of the individual categories of the survey yet again – the only brand in recent history to do so three times in a row.

“We are honored to be Business Travel News’ top-rated extended stay brand in the midprice segment,” said Loren Nalewanski, vice president and global brand manager, TownePlace Suites. “Being recognized for a third year by such a key sector of the travel industry is remarkable and motivates us to continue to exceed our guests’ expectations during every stay.”

According to the BTN survey, Residence Inn is the second highest brand in the upscale extended stay category, and the top brand in terms of sales staff quality, data quality, helpful/courteous service and quality of the business center. Courtyard, that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary was rated third in the upscale tier in the BTN survey and Fairfield Inn & Suites ranked highest of all lodging types in the ASCI survey and was also rated second overall in its category – the upper midprice tier in the BTN survey. 

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 nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com

10/09/2013

Marriott International Introduces Fairfield Brand to Asia with Fairfield Bengaluru Rajajinagar Opening

Fairfield - BangaloreUS leader in hospitality meets demand for high quality moderate-tier sector in Asia

BENGALURU, INDIA - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) expands its brand offering today in Asia with the opening of its first Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Bengaluru, India.  Known as an established leader in the moderate tier segment, the brand offers guests a productive stay with well-designed rooms and consistent and reliable service at an exceptional value. 

Considered a growth engine for the company’s expansion in Asia with 12 hotels signed in India and additional properties signed in Nepal and Indonesia, Fairfield represents an excellent opportunity for Marriott International to move into new locations and markets.

Marriott international offers nearly 20 brands globally with eight in Asia Pacific. The addition of the Fairfield brand to this area enhances the company’s ability to meet the increasing demands for international moderate tier brands.

Talking at the opening, Don Cleary, Marriott Internationals COO in Asia said: “The timing is right and the market is primed for a brand like Fairfield. The brand has a long history in service and offers innovative design at an affordable price, which combined gives us a huge strategic advantage in many markets across the region.”

“As we see millions more people entering the middle classes across India and Asia, the Fairfield product represents excellent value for transient travelers as the entry price point into the Marriott portfolio,” Cleary continued.

Fairfield - Bangalore - Twin RoomIntroduced in 1987, Fairfield is Marriott’s solution for affordability, quality and innovation in its segment.  Marriott is committed to making the Fairfield brand the preferred lodging option for travelers in the moderate tier, as well as a strong development opportunity for owners and franchisees. With more than 715 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and now India, Fairfield is designed to provide both business and leisure guests with just what they need so travel is uncomplicated and successful.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring our unique Fairfield experience into Asia.  Fairfield sets the standard of delivering a great hotel experience at an affordable price point. Contemporary design and quality service should not have to come with a heavy price tag,” said Shruti Gandhi Buckley, Vice President Global Brand Management, for Fairfield Inn & Suites at Marriott International. “For over a year, we conducted research in India and Asia to better understand guests’ preferences around the guest rooms, public spaces and food and beverage offerings.  The Fairfield product in Asia is a direct result of the research, ensuring we deliver a product that is truly designed for the value-seeking Asian business traveler and is differentiated from the competition.”

We believe that this is exactly the right product for India and the rest of Asia.  Fairfield fills a much-needed gap in the moderate tier with its fresh, contemporary design, service excellence, and quality that comes from being a part of Marriott International,” explained Don Cleary.

The Fairfield Bengaluru Rajajinagar in South India opened today offering 148-rooms and Kava, a three-meal-a-day restaurant which will serve authentic Indian cuisine along with Western menu options, featuring both buffet and à la carte options. In addition the hotel has a functional lobby with a bar lounge and 24/7 Market for drinks and snacks; ample banquet and meeting room space with modern technology, a well-equipped business centre as well as a fitness center and a rooftop pool.

Fairfield by Marriott is designed for today’s traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. With modern design and amenities, Fairfield by Marriott is known for providing consistent and reliable service at an exceptional value. With more than 700 properties throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, India Fairfield participates 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, contact the Fairfield Bengaluru directly at +91 80 49470000, visit www.ffbengaluru.com or www.fairfieldbymarriott.com/india ), become a fan at www.facebook.com/fairfieldinnandsuites or follow Fairfield at twitter.com/fairfieldhotels.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: 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.

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09/17/2013

Fairfield Inn & Suites Builds on History of Giving Back with Habitat for Humanity

FFI Habitat for HumanityHundreds of Hotels, Associates and New App Support the Nonprofit in 2013 and Beyond

Bethesda, Maryland – This Fall, more than 350 Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels across North America are preparing to extend their hospitality and “Spirit To Serve” to families in need of affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity. To celebrate the brand’s 18-year relationship with the non-profit organization, Fairfield Inn & Suites has also launched its Design for Habitat Facebook application, which will culminate in a brand donation of up to $50,000.

“For nearly two decades, we have worked with Habitat for Humanity affiliates to give back to the hundreds of communities that have supported the Fairfield brand over the years,” said Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites. “This year, we are proudly carrying on our tradition of hospitality and service through our new Facebook application, which is designed to engage even more people in supporting this great cause.”

Aiming to nearly double participation from last year, the brand will support local Habitat for Humanity affiliates through volunteering and fundraising activities. Beginning October 1, Fairfield Inn & Suites associates, owners, franchisees, and guests will volunteer throughout the month to support Fairfield’s Rally to ServeTM program by participating in local Habitat for Humanity builds and other various volunteer activities to create safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.

FFI&S Habitat for Humanity FacebookFairfield Inn & Suites’ Design for Habitat Facebook app allows people to creatively build virtual homes and customize them with elements, such as landscaping and house colors. From now until November 30, 2013, Fairfield Inn & Suites will donate $10 for each virtual house built, per consumer per day, with a minimum donation of $25,000 and a maximum donation of $50,000 guaranteed. The application includes a “heat map” that indicates which regions across North America are recording the most donations.
 
In addition to sponsoring and building homes, Fairfield Inn & Suites associates will continue to participate in fundraising activities that support Habitat for Humanity’s home-building efforts, including volunteering at Habitat ReStores, providing meals for volunteers and hosting events that provide opportunities for donations to local Habitat affiliates.

About Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is designed for today’s traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With more than 700 properties throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, Fairfield Inn & Suites 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 or reservations, call the Fairfield Inn & Suites toll-free number at 800-228-2800, visit www.fairfieldinn.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/fairfieldinnandsuites or follow Fairfield at www.twitter.com/fairfieldhotels.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: 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.

About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 3 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing policies and provides training and access to resources to help more families improve their shelter conditions. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To get more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org.

Connect with jessica.stadd@marriott.com and carolyn.colon@sohosquarepr.com

06/04/2013

Fairfield Inn & Suites ELEVATES Female Entrepreneurs Across The Country

FFI&S Elevate HomepageEntries for ELEVATE fueled by Fairfield Now Being Accepted

Small and women-owned businesses are two of today’s most optimistic sectors of economic and professional growth. In an effort to help further the development and success of some of the most promising of these businesses, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott has launched ELEVATE fueled by Fairfield, a pilot empowerment program offering free space, connections and resources to 20 female entrepreneurs across the country.

“Entrepreneurs are the backbone of a strong economy, yet many small businesses struggle for even the basics that allow for productivity and success,” said Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager for Fairfield Inn & Suites. “We want to help ELEVATE the great ideas and initiatives of women, and unlock the potential of their smart and powerful businesses.”

In search of the most diverse and highly qualified applicants, Fairfield Inn & Suites has built a network of national and regional partners to identify and provide guidance to participants. The current list of partners includes the National Black MBA Association, Plaid for Women, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women Presidents’ Educational Organization, Women’s Business Development Center and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. These organizations will provide support via networking opportunities and business guidance throughout the duration of the program.

Beginning in August, the 20 selected candidates will participate in the three-month ELEVATE fueled by Fairfield program, with benefits including:
• Workspace in some of the newest Fairfield Inn & Suites properties in New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
• Resources that contribute to a positive and productive experience, such as a "Connect-and-Print" area and free Wi-Fi
• Access to special networking events and guidance from prominent voices in the small and women-owned business communities via the partner organizations
• Opportunity to share program experiences and make new connections on Twitter via #ELEVATEbyFairfield

In the spirit of fueling entrepreneurship and innovation, one of the 20 businesses will be awarded a $5,000 grant at the end of the initiative. The honoree will be selected based on criteria that include her use of the Fairfield Inn & Suites space and her inventive application of the resources provided by the program.

“Fairfield Inn & Suites has had tremendous success as we’ve grown over the past 26 years,” said Buckley. “That’s why we’ve started ELEVATE fueled by Fairfield - by sharing our experience, functional design and resources, we’re able to pay it forward to others to help make their dreams come true.”

Participants will be able to reserve their meeting space via Workspace on Demand, which is a collaboration between Marriott International and LiquidSpace, a platform that allows people to instantly book workspace at a variety of participating venues, making it more accessible for these businesses to get the job done.

Applications for ELEVATE fueled by Fairfield will be accepted now through June 30, 2013. More details and official rules are available on the ELEVATE fueled by Fairfield site.

Join the conversation on Twitter: #ELEVATEbyFairfield.

About Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is designed for today’s traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With more than 700 properties throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, Fairfield Inn & Suites 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 or reservations, call the Fairfield Inn & Suites toll-free number at 800-228-2800, visit www.fairfieldinn.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/fairfieldinnandsuites or follow the brand at www.twitter.com/fairfieldhotels.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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05/30/2013

Marriott International’s Family Of Brands “Serve The World” Every Day

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Major Conference in Orlando Puts Focus on Global Leadership and Local Community Ties.


ORLANDO, Florida – More than 2000 hotels across five of the company’s 18 brands, Marriott International’s select service and extended stay portfolio is bringing scale and global reach to address the local challenges of hunger and homelessness, the wellness and well-being of children, and disaster relief. This week more than 3000 hotel General Managers representing Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott will convene at the Orlando Marriott World Center. In addition to training and teambuilding, all participants will volunteer to support their communities through service projects that have been adopted by each brand. On Saturday, June 1st, the conference keynote speaker will be former President Bill Clinton, whose Clinton Global Initiative tackles many of the same global issues addressed by these brands.

“Marriott has a decades-long commitment to serve our world,” said Brian King, Global Brand Officer – Marriott Endorsed Brands. “Our hotel associates demonstrate their ‘spirit to serve’ throughout the year as they volunteer in local communities around the world. Each brand has a unique personality and purpose which comes through in their signature global cause partnerships. This conference demonstrates how our hotels can improve people’s lives and the state of the world through everyday acts of service.”

RI - Red Cross CPR Training• On May 31, more than 600 Residence Inn general managers will receive emergency preparedness training as part of the brand's new alliance with the American Red Cross as the first hotel partner in the Disaster Responder Program.  The participants will complete a Citizen CPR training program and experience an immersion training where they will learn to build a shelter and understand the needs of disaster victims through role plays.  As an extended stay brand, Residence Inn hotels help people year round who are displaced from their homes by fire and flooding or natural disasters such as Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina.  Throughout the remainder of the year, Residence Inn hotels can participate locally in the Ready Rating™ Program, host a blood drive, participate in the Holiday Mail for Heroes program, and support the needs of their local American Red Cross Chapter.

FFI&S - Habitat for Humanity - Painting homes in Orlando• The same day general managers, representing the Fairfield Inn and Suites brand of nearly 700 hotels, will be painting homes in the Orlando area as part of the brand’s long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity to help provide decent, affordable housing for families in need. Since 1995, Fairfield Inn associates have helped build countless homes in the US and Canada. Through the Fairfield Inn and Suites Hospitality at Home program, thousands of associates have provided volunteer service, donated products from hotel renovations, provided financial contributions and have volunteered countless hours at their local Habitat ReStores, as a part of our Commitment to Serve our Communities.

• Furthermore on May 31, 200 general managers from the TownePlace Suites brand will make colorful, comforting blankets for children being cared for at the Orlando-area children’s hospital. The “warm hugs” from TownePlace will be going to all patients at the 158-bed Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Every winter for the past four years, more than 200 TownePlace Suites hotels have donated more than 10,000 handmade blankets to hundreds of hospitals across the United States and Canada.

CY - Biking 1000 miles in one week• On June 1, managers representing more than 900 Courtyard hotels around the world will assemble nearly 200 bicycles for the local Orlando Boys & Girls club.  This excellent effort will help enable children from disadvantaged circumstances to realize their full potential.  Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Courtyard dedicates itself to ensuring the success of youth. As a testament, two Courtyard managers demonstrate this commitment prior to the conference by biking 1,000 miles in one week to Orlando from their hotels in Ohio to raise money against childhood obesity for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital program.

• Finally, hundreds of general managers representing SpringHill Suites, a brand focused on style and design, will be assembling art horses for the Ivey Lane Elementary School in Orlando. The art horses are sturdy design seats for aspiring young artists to straddle while creating their masterpieces. In addition, the general managers representing more than 300 hotels will also be crafting hand-made cards with messages of inspiration and encouragement to the students. Known for its ArtNight events that feature local artists at its hotels throughout the country, SpringHill Suites’ activity is an extension of the brand’s commitment to promoting discovery through art appreciation. 

Marriott’s “Spirit To Serve Our Communities” initiative was formally developed in 1998 and built on a decades-long tradition of community service for the 86-year old company. In 2012, contributions from operations worldwide totaled $33.5 million (a nearly $1.2M increase over 2011,) according to the company’s Sustainability Report. Cash contributions totaled $7.2M; in-kind contributions were $16M; volunteer time value was $10.2M, (a 10% increase vs. 2011.) The Independent Sector’s current valuation for a volunteer hour is $22.14.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com

04/08/2013

Fairfield Inn & Suites Heats Up with New Hot Breakfast

FFI&S Some Like It Hot Truck2,500 Travelers Liked It Hot with Fairfield’s NYC Food Truck.

To help resourceful travelers jump-start their day, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott launched its new hot breakfast program, complete with freshly scrambled eggs, sausage and Quaker® oatmeal. To celebrate the expanded offerings, Fairfield Inn & Suites parked its one-day only “Some Like It HotSM” food truck at New York’s Penn Station, and dished out thousands of morning meals to some of the country’s busiest business travelers.

“Every day, we strive to help our frequent business travelers maximize their work time, as well as their down time,” said Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites. “We know that every productive day starts with a healthy, hearty breakfast. With our new menu selections, our guests get a great start to their mornings, helping them prepare for whatever the day may bring.”

FFI&S Some Like It HotTo officially launch its new hot breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites’“Some Like It HotSM” food truck pulled up to Penn Station on April 5, and brand ambassadors prepared free food for the city’s morning rush hour crowds.  The Fairfield Inn & Suites team showed off their hot stuff by handing out bottles of hot sauce to help spice up the morning commute.

“Our new hot breakfast helps us continue to exceed our guests’ expectations at all times,” said Buckley. “Complimentary every day of the week, guests can take their breakfast to go or take advantage of our hotels’ breakfast areas with a variety of seating options – helping them maintain a normal morning routine even when they’re on the road.”

FFI&S Some Like It Hot Jump Starts Their DayIn addition to scrambled eggs, sausage and oatmeal, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers Belgian waffles, bacon, biscuits & gravy, sausage or turkey Canadian bacon. Morning cereals, seasonal fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs and an assortment of bread and muffins are also available*.


About Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is designed for today’s traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With nearly 700 properties throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, Fairfield Inn & Suites 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 or reservations, call the Fairfield Inn & Suites toll-free number at 800-228-2800, visit www.fairfieldinn.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/fairfieldinnandsuites.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

*All breakfast offerings may vary by day and location.

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