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FORTUNE Names Marriott the World’s Most Admired Lodging Company for the 12th Year


Fortune most admired 2011

Company Also Ranks In Top 50 of 350 Companies Globally

Marriott International, Inc., for the 12th consecutive year, has been ranked as the Most Admired Company in the Lodging Industry worldwide by Fortune Magazine. The company is also among the top 50 companies across the globe cited by Fortune, at number 37, and was the most admired company in its headquarters region that includes the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

“We are tremendously appreciative of being recognized again by business leaders as the most admired company in our industry,“ said Marriott International’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, J.W. Marriott, Jr. ”I am also proud of how we ranked among the top 25 companies worldwide across several of Fortune’s key categories, including deployment of corporate assets, managing our people, and social responsibility. These are significant achievements and a true testament to how hard we work to open doors to a world of opportunity for our associates, customers, owners, investors and other stakeholders in our company"

The Most Admired list is made up of companies ranked by 4,100 executives, directors, and securities analysts, based on nine key attributes of reputation, including: innovation; people management; use of corporate assets; social responsibility; quality of management; financial soundness; long-term investment, and quality of products/services and global competiveness.

This full list is now available online at; the magazine will hit newsstands on March 7.

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