Marriott Recognizes Award of Excellence Honorees
Ten Employees Selected for Company’s Highest Recognition from a Workforce of 151,000
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) honored ten employees, out of a worldwide workforce of approximately 151,000, with the J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence at a gala last night in Bethesda, Md. This prestigious award was established in 1987 as a lasting tribute to the company’s founder J. Willard Marriott and his ideals of achievement, character, dedication, effort and perseverance. Marriott also announced the recipient of the Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service, named after the company’s co-founder, as well as the J.W. Marriott, Jr. Diversity Excellence Award, named after the company’s chairman.
More than 350 hourly and managerial associates were nominated this year by their supervisors and peers for their commitment to excellence, teamwork and “spirit to serve.” A committee representing Marriott’s senior management selected the following honorees:
Food & Beverage Manager
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club
Director of Business Travel and Leisure Sales
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
Director of Event Planning
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, Calif.
Marriott International, Inc.
Housing Maintenance Supervisor
JW Marriott Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Assistant General Manager
Courtyard by Marriott JFK NY
Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum
Fairfield Inn Albany East Greenbush
East Greenbush, N.Y.
Guest Relations Manager
Goa Marriott Resort
Miramar, Panaji, India
This year’s Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service was awarded to the Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel in Brazil for creating a volunteer program that engages nearly 600 employees year round. Last year, 100 percent of them volunteered in community services activities, which included preparing and serving meals at a local soup kitchen, planting tree saplings for a healthier environment, and mentoring students through the Youth Career Initiative program. Since 1992, the Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service has recognized a company facility and its employees for continuing the commitment of both co-founders to help improve the lives of others through the gift of energy, time and resources.
The J.W. Marriott, Jr. Diversity Excellence Award was presented to the Dayton Marriott Hotel in Ohio, which formed the Alliance for Work-Based Education in partnership with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Province Ministry Fund. Through the program, employees attend on-site tutoring sessions on business days, learning basic communication skills, English, math and life skills needed to eventually advance their careers.
The Diversity Excellence award was established to recognize a business unit or corporate department that demonstrates excellence in promoting Marriott’s long-standing commitment to diversity and building an environment of inclusion for all. Through the years, this legacy has become a fundamental operating principle and business imperative.
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