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Marriott International Honors 13 Employees
Out of a Worldwide Workforce of 133,000
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:

Gema Alonso
Housekeeping Administrative Assistant
Chicago Marriott Downtown
Chicago, Ill.

Sanjay Bhatia
Front Office Manager
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
Sydney, Australia

Loan Co
Pastry Shop Supervisor
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, Calif.

Bartolame “Tom” Fabelina
Engineer II
Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club
Orlando, Fla.

Jeffrey Hattrick
Tea Maitre’d
The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix
Phoenix, Ariz.

Paarimannan “Ravi” Marathiah
Banquet Service Manager
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Roseline Philoctete
Housekeeping Supervisor
South Beach Marriott
Miami Beach, Fla.

Eddie Starobrat
Regional Director of Engineering
Regional Office - Newport Beach
Newport Beach, Calif.

Ronna Stephens
Front Desk Clerk
Courtyard Oklahoma City Northwest
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Camille Stordeur
Islandia Marriott Long Island
Islandia, N.Y.

Beth Taylor
General Manager
Residence Inn Philadelphia Valley Forge
Berwyn, Pa.

Sophony Trang
Director of Housekeeping
Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Atlanta, Ga.

Gisela Zinser
Breakfast Supervisor
Stuttgart Marriott Hotel Sindelfingen
Sindelfingen, Germany

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:

  • Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, Cairo, Egypt
  • JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
  • 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
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.

Honorable mentions for this award go to:

  • The Midwest and Canada Diversity Council
  • Renaissance St. Louis Hotel Airport
  • Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco, France
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. 

Marriott International, Inc.

Also See: Marriott Honors 12 Employees Out of Approximately 128,000 with its J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence / May 2004
J.W. Marriott, Jr. Receives Arizona State University's Global Services Leadership Award / March 2004

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