Marriott Is Most Admired Company In Lodging Industry

Fortune magazine named Marriott International, Inc. the most admired
company in the lodging industry. Marriott’s No. 1 ranking, which the
company has held since 2000, is the result of a poll of 10,000 executives,
directors and security analysts who judge companies based on
“innovativeness, employee talent, use of corporate assets, social
responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term
investment and quality of products/services.”
Fortune’s rankings also show that Marriott ranked number one for financial
soundness, quality of management and social responsibility within the
lodging industry. Marriott also ranked second overall among the 32
companies from all industries in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.,
included on the list.

J.W. Marriott, Jr., Marriott International’s chairman and chief executive
officer, said, “It’s a great honor for Marriott to be ranked as the most
admired lodging company by the nation’s business leaders. We’ve been able
to achieve success because of the strength and resilience of our business
model, our brands, our leaders, and above all, our associates.”

Other recent awards recognizing Marriott as an excellent company include:
* Fortune Magazine—Named Marriott one of the “100 Best Companies to
Work For,” and one of the “Top 50 Companies for Minorities.” * National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)—Ranked
Marriott number one in the organization’s annual lodging industry report
card. * Latina Style Magazine—Named Marriott one of “The 50 Best
Companies for Latinas to Work For in the U.S.” * Working Mother Magazine
—Ranked Marriott one of the “Best Companies for Working Mothers.” *
Washingtonian Magazine—Selected Marriott as a “Great Place to Work.”

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading worldwide hospitality company
with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other
countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises
hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance,
Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill
Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates
vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International,
Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands;
operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate
housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference
centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has
approximately 128,000 employees. For more information or reservations,
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