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Marriott Honors 12 Employees Out of Approximately 128,000 with its J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence


WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 26, 2004 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced today that the company has honored 12 employees with its J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence. The company established the award in 1987 as a tribute to company co-founder J. Willard Marriott and his ideals of achievement, character, dedication, effort and perseverance.  Marriott also announced the recipient of its Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service, named after the company’s second co-founder.

This year, over 300 hourly and managerial employees were nominated for the Award of Excellence by their supervisors and peers in recognition of their commitment to excellence, their teamwork and their “spirit to serve.”  A committee of Marriott’s senior executives selected the following honorees:

Vanessa Cohorn-Brown
Director of Resort Grounds 
Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa 
Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Arnaldo Demalas
Banquet Captain 
New Orleans Marriott 
New Orleans, La.

Sheila Goodwin 
Human Resources Manager 
Marriott Vacation Club International 
Orlando, Fla.

Janet S. LaPierre-Green
Executive Secretary 
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel Hollywood, Calif. 

Manuel López
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
Cancun, Mexico

Peggie A. McCallum
Housekeeping Lead 
Greensboro-High Point Airport Marriott 
Greensboro, N.C.

. Raymond Merle
General Manager
Residence Inn by Marriott, Akron
Akron, Ohio

Hamdy Khalfallah 
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino 
Cairo, Egypt

Ronald E. Thomas
Public Area Attendant
The Ritz-Carlton Dearborn
Dearborn, Mich.

Jennifer L. Timmins
Accounts Receivable Manager 
Marriott ExecuStay
Gaithersburg, Md.

Sylvia Yvonne van Hell
Quality Service Supervisor
San Antonio Reservations Center
San Antonio, Texas

Theresa Wilson
General Manager
TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Mobile
Mobile, Ala.

Mr. Marriott celebrating with the honorees
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. 

This year’s recipient was the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong.  Honorable mentions went to:

  • Marriott Conference Center at USPS National Center for Employee Development, Oklahoma
  • Kaua’i Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Hawaii
  • Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Tennessee
  • The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, Florida
  • Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas, California
  • Fairfield Inn Manhattan, Kansas
  • Residence Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport, Florida
  • Marriott Regional Worldwide Reservations Center, California
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other countries and territories. 
Betsy Higgison
Marriott International
(301) 380-8192

Also See: J.W. Marriott, Jr. Receives Arizona State University's Global Services Leadership Award / March 2004
Residence Inn Boulder Longmont Receives Award for the Highest Guest Satisfaction Score of All 466 Residence Inns Nationwide / March 2004

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