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Marriott South Florida Business Council Executives Deliver
Lunches to All Area Fire and Police Stations
SOUTH FLORIDA, September 13, 2005 – In remembrance of September 11th, the Marriott South Florida Business Council sponsored the fourth annual Adopt a Station in appreciation and dedication of South Florida’s firefighters and police officers. General Managers from Marriott branded properties throughout South Florida delivered the warm Marriott hospitality of “Spirit to Serve” to all area fire and police stations on Friday, September 9th. 

Marriott’s food and beverage staff worked behind the scenes, preparing hundreds of fresh lunches that were personally delivered to the officers, fire fighters and their respective staffs. In addition, each received a special getaway certificate, which is good until the end of the year, and can be used at any Marriott branded hotel/resort in South Florida for future enjoyment with family or friends. “We are very honored to continue our tradition of embracing the men and women who dedicate their service to our community every single day.  The September 11th remembrance is our way of showing sincere gratitude,” stated Marriott South Florida Business Council Chairman and Miami Airport Marriott Hotel General Manager, John F. Mulrey. 

In 1985, the Marriott South Florida Business Council was formed to serve as a catalyst for community involvement, coordinating the efforts in Dade and Broward counties from all Marriott branded hotels, including Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites; JW Marriott; Renaissance; The Ritz-Carlton; Courtyard; Residence Inn; Fairfield Inn; TownPlace Suites; SpringHill Suites and Marriott Vacation Club.     

The Marriott South Florida Business Council gives to the community in a variety of different venues.  “Adopt A Station” is just one of many community programs that they sponsor throughout the year. As part of Marriott International’s world-renowned program “Spirit to Serve,” the council actively participates in “Spirit to Serve Our Communities Day,” which has become a popular annual event each May. In addition, they sponsor the annual Children’s Miracle Network Golf Tournament, among other cooperative efforts with this prized organization that Marriott International became the first corporate sponsor of, more than 21 years ago.  Furthermore, the Food Bank receives a commitment from each Marriott property, as well as Habitat for Humanity.  

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading lodging company with more than 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. 


Nadine DeGenova or Jen McKay
Nadine DeGenova Public Relations Group

Also See: The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Contributing $6 million to Katrina Relief Efforts / September 2005
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Seeking Blocks of Rooms for Housing Evacuees and Emergency Contractors; AH&LA Leads Program to Provide 250,000 Guestrooms / September 2005


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