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Marriott Recognizes Eight Employees with its Highest Honor,
the J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence

BETHESDA, Md., May 13, 2011 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) has honored eight employees with its highest honor, J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence.  Established in 1987 in honor of the company's founder, the Award of Excellence is presented annually 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.

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

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

Check out Our Stories to learn more about each honoree.

Mr. Saad el Bakry
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
Cairo, Egypt

Mr. Robert L. Hampton

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Ms. Maria "Rosie" Hernandez

Housekeeping Manager
Residence Inn Eugene Springfield
Eugene, Oregon

Mr. Hassan Ibrahim

Prep Cook
Dallas Marriott Suites Market Center
Dallas, Texas

Ms. Joanne McHugh
General Accountant
Boston Marriott Newton
Boston, Massachusetts
Mrs. Patricia Rainey
Cluster Director of Human Resources
Scotland/North UK Cluster
Glasgow, Scotland

Mr. Louis "Ray" Wood
Senior Director, Loss Prevention
Marriott Vacation Club International
Orlando, Florida

Ms. Barbara Zhuang
Public Area Attendant
The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
Shanghai, China

The Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service is presented to a Marriott business unit and its team of employees in recognition of excellence in corporate citizenship.  This prestigious award recognizes the desire of Marriott and its people to carry on the commitment of the company's founders by giving energy, time and resources to help improve the lives of others.  This year's recipient was the Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai in Chennai, India.

The J.W. Marriott, Jr., Diversity Excellence Award is the highest form of recognition for a business unit, corporate department or individual that demonstrates excellence in promoting diversity and building an environment of inclusion for all. This year's recipient was the Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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 employees, family members and business partners.

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Beth McGlasson

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Also See: Marriott Recognizes Eight Employees with its J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence / May 2010

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

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