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Soon to Retire as Marriott International's President and Managing Director,
Ed Fuller Awarded 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for International
Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, Germany

November 08, 2011
- Ed Fuller, president and managing director at Marriott International, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th annual International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), scheduled for 5-7 March, at the Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Germany. The highly respected IHIF Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual who, over his or her lifetime, has made a significant difference in the hospitality industry by their actions, deeds, and great accomplishments.

Fuller, who has announced his retirement from Marriott International in March 2012, led Marriott's growth outside the continental United States from 16 hotels to more than 550 hotels today in more than 70 countries.

"Ed is a true leader for the industry and his book 'You can't Lead with your Feet on the Desk' is another perfect example of how he sets the standard for the rest of us to follow," stated Jonathan Worsley, Chairman and CEO of Bench Events, co-organizer of IHIF. "He is a true inspiration to us all and we are in awe of the many legendary accomplishments he has made both within Marriott and the industry at large. We congratulate him on celebrating 39 years with Marriott, and we are honored to have him join the elite list of Lifetime Achievement award winners."

The Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is selected by a committee comprised of the IHIF's Patrons, Sponsors, Hosts, and Organizers.

Previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners, in no particular order, include: Isadore Sharpe, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts; Lord Forte, Forte Hotels; Gabriel Escarrer, Sol Melia; Paul Dubrule & Gerard Pellison, Accor; Georg Rafael, Rafael Hotels; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Carlson; PRS Oberoi, Oberoi Hotels; Kurt Ritter, Rezidor; Jim Sherwood, Orient-Express; Sir David Michels, Hilton International, Michael Hirst OBE, CB Richard Ellis Hotels and Alan Parker CBE, Chief Executive of Whitbread plc.


Paula Butler
Marriott International

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Also See: Marriott's Ed Fuller who Led International Growth for the Company to Retire in March 2012 / September 2011

Marriott's Ed Fuller Shares Leadership Expertise in His Book, "You Can't Lead With Your Feet on the Desk” / March 2011

Marriott International Names Simon F. Cooper to Lead Operations in Asia Pacific and Edwin D. Fuller will Head Operations and Growth in the Middle East and Africa / August 2010

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