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Fourteen Marriott International General Managers
Receive "GM of the Year" Awards


WASHINGTON – March 24, 2005 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) recently announced the recipients of its annual GM of the Year award.  The recognition is given to select hotel general managers who have steadfastly, over time, been a role model of leadership.  They have led their hotel teams to achieve excellence through their creativity and vision, their dedication to developing the best talent, and their keen focus on improving customer service.

“They are all exemplary and courageous leaders who demonstrate professional expertise, innovation and high achievement,” said Mike Jannini, executive vice president, brand management.  “Moreover, they have made extraordinary contributions to the business, protecting and cultivating the Marriott culture.”
The recipients were selected from more than 2,400 hotel general managers worldwide across these Marriott brands:  JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn.  

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts

  • Craig Smith, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa (Thailand)
Marriott Hotels & Resorts
  • Kristine Gagliardi, San Francisco Marriott 
  • John Garth, Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows
  • Ciaran Fahy, London Marriott Hotel Kensington
Renaissance Hotels & Resorts
  • Todd Plouffe, The Del Monte Lodge, A Renaissance Hotel & Spa (Rochester, N.Y.)
  • Ken Schwartz, Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
  • John Hazard, Renaissance Solihull Hotel (United Kingdom)
  • Richard Lyon, Renaissance Chancery Court (London)
  • Keith McNeil, Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East
  • Mohammed Azam, Courtyard Slough – Windsor/Berkshire (United Kingdom)
Residence Inn 
  • Bruce Wallace, Residence Inn Fort Collins (Colorado)
SpringHill Suites 
  • Matt Crall, SpringHill Suites Atlanta Buford/Mall of Georgia
TownePlace Suites 
  • Michell Langlais, TownePlace Suites Burlington Williston (Vermont)
Fairfield Inn
  • Catherine Brown, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Sarasota Lakewood Ranch (Florida)

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.  


Betsy Higgison
  Marriott International
  (301) 380-8192

Also See: Marriott International Announces "Hotel of the Year" Honorees for Eight Brands/ March 2005
Marriott Honors Top Hotel Owner and Franchise Companies; Over 20 Companies Recognized for Hospitality Excellence / October 2004
Marriott Names Six as 1999 General Manager of the Year / Kristine Gagliardi Named GM at San Francisco Marriott / Mar 2000
Host Marriott Names Three General Managers of the Year - Stan Turner, Todd Walther, and Bill Skoglund / May 2004

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