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Marriott Recognizes Eight Employees with its
J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence

BETHESDA, Md., May 13, 2010 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) honored eight employees with its J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence.  Established in 1987 in honor of the company's founder, the Award of Excellence is presented to Marriott employees nominated by their supervisors or peers for their outstanding performance, and for demonstrating the five key traits inscribed on the award medallion: achievement, character, dedication, effort and perseverance. 

For the Award of Excellence, Marriott's senior management selected the following honorees:

Mr. Anthony Arockinadan
Concierge Desk Manager
Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre
Mumbai, India

Ms. Saida Kouya
Front Office Manager
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, Florida

Mr. Gordon Casco
Guest Services Aide
Marriott's Maui Ocean Club
Lahaina, Hawaii

Mr. Amir Refoua
Platinum Elite Desk Associate
Global Reservation Sales & Customer Care
San Antonio, Texas

Mr. Terry Goldman
General Manager
SpringHill Suites Portland Hillsboro
Hillsboro, Oregon

Ms. Anita Tela
Housekeeping Supervisor
Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel
Towson, Maryland

Ms. Idalia Kostrzewska
Director of Guest Services
Warsaw Marriott Hotel
Warsaw, Poland

Ms. Penelope Waters
Banquet Captain
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marriott also announced the recipients of its Alice S. Marriott Community Service Award, and the J.W. Marriott, Jr., Diversity Excellence Award. 

This Alice S. Marriott Community Service Award is presented to a Marriott business unit and its team of associates in recognition of excellence in corporate citizenship.  This prestigious award recognizes the desire of our company and associates to carry on the commitment of the company's founders by giving our energy, time and resources to help improve the lives of others.  This year's recipient was the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona.

The J.W. Marriott, Jr., Diversity Excellence Award was established to recognize a business unit or corporate department that demonstrates excellence in promoting diversity and building an environment of inclusion of all.  It is the highest form of recognition of a unit or corporate department's diversity efforts.  This year's recipient was the Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia.

The awards were presented at a special gala at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Md.  The gala, broadcast to Marriott locations around the world, was viewed by more than 2,000 associates, family members and business partners.

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Also See: Marriott Awards Eight Employees with Company's Highest Honor: Kauai Marriott Resort Recognized for Community Service / May 2009

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