Fairfield Inn Brand Launches ‘Hospitality at Home’

19th May 2004

Fairfield Inn by Marriott and
Fairfield Inn & Suites, the moderately priced brand of Marriott
International, Inc., , today will kick off a new program to benefit
Habitat for Humanity International and, through the DC Habitat affiliate,
provide a future homeowner and her twin seven-year-old daughters with a
special housewarming gift—new Fairfield Inn room furniture, including a
king-sized bed, matching dresser and night stands, lounge chair, work desk
and ergonomic desk chair, lamps and even artwork. Through guest donations, home sponsorships and volunteer service, the
national “Hospitality at Home” program will engage Fairfield Inn
associates, owners, franchisees and customers to help Habitat for Humanity
continue its work to provide decent, affordable housing for families in

When hotel refurbishments occur, participating Fairfield Inns will have
the opportunity to donate items from the renovations to Habitat ReStores
in their local markets. These stores sell quality used and surplus
building materials and furnishings to raise money for local Habitat builds.

Today’s kickoff, led by J.W. Marriott, Jr., chairman and CEO of Marriott
International, coincides with Marriott’s annual Spirit To Serve Our
Communities Day, through which more than 1,400 associates in the
Washington, D.C. area alone will volunteer at 30 non-profit sites.

“We are proud to work with Habitat for Humanity to build homes—to build
communities—for families. It is especially fitting to launch the
‘Hospitality at Home’ program today, on our company’s annual worldwide day
of volunteer service,” said Mr. Marriott.

Liam Brown, senior vice president, Fairfield Inn by Marriott and Fairfield
Inn & Suites, said, “Through ‘Hospitality at Home,’ Fairfield is taking
our commitment to Habitat for Humanity to a new level. We have been a
proud supporter of Habitat since 1995 when we had 200 hotels in our
system, and now, with more than 500 hotels in North America, and
additional openings every week, we’ll be able to do so much more.”


Mr. Brown added, “Through our new program benefiting Habitat for Humanity,
Fairfield Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels are demonstrating that
we’re just as passionate about delivering quality and service to our
communities as we are about providing the same to our guests.”

Fairfield Inn will sponsor Habitat for Humanity house builds at special
events and its major internal meetings such as owner, franchisee and
general manager conferences. In cooperation with local Habitat affiliates,
these events may include the donation of new Fairfield guestroom
furnishings to signify the brand’s new program and commitment beyond the
sponsorship of the build.

The “Hospitality at Home” program will feature Habitat information
available in guest rooms and a guest donation program at participating
Fairfield Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels.

“Fairfield Inns’ willingness to involve their customers as well as provide
financial and volunteer resources and even furniture demonstrates their
tremendous commitment to provide safe, affordable and comfortable homes to
families within their communities,” said Millard Fuller, founder and
president of Habitat for Humanity International. “Such generosity is an
example of Habitat’s model of neighbors helping neighbors to build better

Marriott’s global Spirit To Serve Our Communities Day gives 128,000
associates in 69 countries and more than 2,700 operating units the chance
to join together and give back to their community as part of the company’s
year- round “Spirit To Serve Our Communities” program. In Washington,
D.C., Spirit To Serve Our Communities Day is the largest single company
volunteer effort in the region.


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