|WASHINGTON - Jan. 28, 2004 - John Marriott III,
executive vice president, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), was
recently presented with the Distinguished Hospitality Leadership Award
from The Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University.
The award is the first of its kind and recognized Mr. Marriott for his
leadership in the lodging industry.
In addition to this recent honor, John Marriott was also named one of
2003's "25 Most Influential Executives of the Business Travel Industry"
in the January 19 issue of Business Travel News magazine. The publication
cited Mr. Marriott's leadership "for introducing two bold pricing moves,"
including Marriott's Look No Further Best Rate Guarantee, which ensures
customers receive Marriott's best available rate when booking through any
of the company's distribution channels.
John Marriott receives the Dedman School of Hospitality's Distinguished
Hospitality Leadership Award in honor of his contributions to the industry.
Pictured left to right: Dr. Melvin T. Stith, dean, College of Business,
Florida State University; John Marriott, executive vice president of lodging,
Marriott International; Dr. Robert H. Bosselman, director, Dedman School
of Hospitality at Florida State University