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 Monterey Marriott Concierge Marie Lupo
Receives Clefs d'Or Membership


MONTEREY, Calif., Dec. 6, 2004 - The Monterey Marriott announced today the elite Clefs d'Or membership bestowed upon Hotel Concierge Marie Lupo.  An international organization with approximately 400 members in the United States, the Clefs d'Or presents this distinguished honor to a concierge with a minimum of five years experience, who demonstrates vast knowledge of the immediate and surrounding areas in which they serve.

"We salute Marie Lupo for her outstanding service and obtaining such a distinguished honor," said Rene Boskoff, general manager of the Monterey Marriott.  "Our concierge is the welcoming committee for our hotel and we are honored to have Marie greet and serve our guests daily."

Ms. Lupo began her career in 1994 with Marriott Hotels & Resorts.  She spent two of her ten-year career with The Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the remainder in her current position at the Monterey Marriott.  Born and raised in Monterey, Ms. Lupo knows first-hand the treasures within and around the city.

Additional qualifications include: active membership in a local concierge association, two Le Clefs d'Or sponsors, a recommendation letter from the hotel general manager and a successful score on the Le Clefs d'Or examination.  Once completed, the concierge is reviewed by the membership committee for acceptance.  Successful applicants receive two gold key pendants to be worn on each lapel symbolizing Le Clefs d'Or accreditation.

The Monterey Marriott is located in the heart of a historic downtown on Monterey Bay at 350 Calle Principal. The Monterey Marriott offers 341 rooms, including 22 suites, a heated pool, health club, restaurant and bar. 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 69 other countries and territories. 

Marriott International
Also See: Brent Barker, Concierge at Chicago’s Hotel Burnham, Inducted into Les Clefs d’Or USA / February 2004
Latest Amenity for Upscale Hotels - the Technology Concierge / December 2003

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