04/23/2015 – Bethesda, Md.

National Amazing Month Inspires Americans to Say Thank You

 It takes tremendous skill to balance life’s demands and juggle the tasks one needs to accomplish every day. Still, most Americans manage to maintain momentum and not skip a beat with a little help from some amazing people. In celebration of those unsung heroes, Fairfield Inn & Suites has kicked off National Amazing Month (May), encouraging people to take time to acknowledge these individuals who enable us to be our best every day.

Celebrating Amazing

A little appreciation goes a long way…

Fairfieldhotels.tumblr.com for a chance to win a free beach getaway for two to Bali, Indonesia.*  Enter a photo and share memories of the big or little things your person did that has inspired you or kept you stay amazing.

Visitors to the site can also access greeting cards that can be shared across social channels, thanking “their village” of helpers.

For entrepreneur, author, Broadway performer, wife and mother Randi Zuckerberg, having the support of family and friends is critical for managing the juggling act that is her life. “We can all strive for better work/life balance, but you can’t succeed without the support of the people around you,” said Zuckerberg. “Whatever your professional and personal goals are, it’s important to acknowledge the people who help you keep going. I’m thrilled to be a part of National Amazing Month, and I’m nominating my dear friend and trainer Ty Texidor, for helping me embrace a healthy, active lifestyle while also balancing a hectic work and personal schedule, for a trip to Bali!”

What Makes Someone Amazing?

A recent survey conducted by Fairfield Inn & Suites found that an overwhelming majority of Americans (93 percent) equate being an amazing person with being kind and caring, and 81 percent (84 percent for Millennials) believe amazing people have work/life balance. Other highly ranked characteristics are:

  • Positivity: 87 percent
  • Generosity: 78 percent
  • Creativity: 78 percent
  • Career-driven/successful at work: 43 percent

Who Helps Americans Stay Amazing?

National Amazing Month is a celebration of everyone whose actions help others be their best. The survey revealed that 87 percent of Americans believe the people you surround yourself with make an impact on your balance.

The most important people in their lives who help them stay amazing include:

  • Spouse/Significant Other: 69 percent
  • Friends: 68 percent
  • Parents: 53 percent
  • Pets: 48 percent
  • Coworkers: 32 percent
  • Children: 30 percent

Americans also derive support from unexpected sources including random acts of kindness or an unexpected smile from a stranger (23 percent); and interestingly, men are more likely than women to say that children are instrumental in helping them maintain balance in their life (39 percent vs. 28 percent)

Keeping Balance on the Road is Hard for Business Travelers

For many people, including business travelers, being amazing means being able to stick to a productive routine, even on the road. While 50 percent of Americans claim to lead a balanced life, only 35 percent of adults feel their life is balanced while traveling. Other challenges with business travel include:

  • Eating less healthy: 59 percent
  • Working out less: 57 percent
  • Experiencing more stress: 49 percent
  • Sleeping less: 47 percent

“Life at work, on the road and at home is a juggling act which takes tremendous skill,” said Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites. “National Amazing Month is a campaign we are passionate about because it allows us to shine a light on the little things that people do which have tremendous impact.”

Who is the Most Amazing Person You Know?
Starting today the most amazing people in America can receive the recognition they deserve. Anyone who helps you stay on track – a barista, a personal trainer, a spouse, colleague or friend – can be celebrated on the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tumblr page at fairfieldhotels.tumblr.com. Visitors to the site can upload a photo of the person or something kind that they do which allows others to maintain momentum. Every week, Fairfield Inn & Suites will post select entries and reward nominators with $250 gift cards for use at any Fairfield Inn & Suites property. The grand prize is a five-day, four-night trip for two Bali, Indonesia. The winner will be announced in June.

*Visit stayamazingcontest.dja.com for full contest rules.

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 atwww.facebook.com/fairfieldinnandsuites or follow Fairfield at www.twitter.com/fairfieldhotels.