|WASHINGTON, May 25, 2005 - Marriott International, Inc. honored 13
employees out of a worldwide workforce of 133,000 with the J. Willard Marriott
Award of Excellence at a gala held last night in Washington, D.C.
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 for the company’s chairman.
Over 350 hourly and managerial associates were nominated this year by
their supervisors and peers for their commitment to excellence, their teamwork
and their “spirit to serve.” A committee representing Marriott’s
senior management selected the following honorees:
Housekeeping Administrative Assistant
Chicago Marriott Downtown
Front Office Manager
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
Pastry Shop Supervisor
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, Calif.
Bartolame “Tom” Fabelina
Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club
The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix
Paarimannan “Ravi” Marathiah
Banquet Service Manager
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
South Beach Marriott
Miami Beach, Fla.
Regional Director of Engineering
Regional Office - Newport Beach
Newport Beach, Calif.
Front Desk Clerk
Courtyard Oklahoma City Northwest
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Islandia Marriott Long Island
Residence Inn Philadelphia Valley Forge
Director of Housekeeping
Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Stuttgart Marriott Hotel Sindelfingen
This year’s Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service was presented
to the Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, Calif. 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.
Honorable mentions for this award go to the following recipients:
This year also marks the introduction of the J.W. Marriott, Jr. Diversity
Excellence Award, which was presented to the Marriott Global Customer Care
and Reservation Sales Center, Santa Ana, Calif. The 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.
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, Cairo, Egypt
JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, Orlando,
Renaissance Mumbai Hotel & Convention Centre, Mumbai, India
Residence Inn Washington, DC/Vermont Avenue, Washington, D.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Corporate Offices, Chevy Chase, Md.
SpringHill Suites Dallas Addison/Quorum Drive, Dallas/Addison, Texas
Honorable mentions for this award go to:
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with
more than 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries
and territories. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
The Midwest and Canada Diversity Council
Renaissance St. Louis Hotel Airport
Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco, France