Marriott Names Award Honorees

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced today that the company has honored 12 employees with its J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence. The company established the award in 1987 as a tribute to company co-founder J.Willard Marriott and his ideals of achievement, character, dedication, effort and perseverance. Marriott also announced the recipient of its Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service, named after the company’s other co-founder.
For the Award of Excellence, over 320 hourly and managerial employees were nominated this year by their supervisors and peers for their commitment to excellence, their teamwork and their “spirit to serve.” A committee of Marriott’s senior management selected the following honorees:
Abraham Campbell
Restaurant Server
Tampa Marriott Westshore
Tampa, Florida
———- Denyse Dvoracek
Guest Service Representative
Las Colinas Courtyard
Irving, Texas
———Donna Gunderman
Building Receptionist
Marriott International Headquarters
Washington, D.C.

Kaupena Kinimaka
Director of Loss Prevention
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club
Lihue, Hawaii
———Barbara Kizer
Concierge Lounge Attendant
Dayton Marriott
Dayton, Ohio
———- George Kritsidemas
Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel
Athens, Greece
Lenwood McGee
Utility Supervisor
Crystal City Marriott
Arlington, Virginia
————George Stone
Door Attendant
Renaissance St. Louis Hotel Airport
St. Louis, Missouri
————John Weis
Director of Sales
MVCI - Cypress Harbour
Orlando, Florida

Elizabeth Wilson
Executive Reservations Coordinator
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Atlanta, Georgia
———- Vicki Winn
Regional Sales Manager
InnVentures, Inc.
Wilsonville, Oregon
———-  Rodanthi Zaharopoulos
Human Resources Manager
Marriott ExecuStay
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Since 1992, the Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service has recognized a company facility and its employees for continuing the commitment of both co-founders to help improve the lives of others through the gift of energy, time and resources.
This year’s recipient was Marriott Business Services in Knoxville, Tenn. Honorable mentions went to:

JW Marriott Hong Kong
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
Anaheim Marriott, California
Renaissance Orlando Resort, Florida
Residence Inn Arlington-Pentagon City, Virginia
Courtyard Concord, New Hampshire
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with nearly 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 66 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., has approximately 129,000 employees, and was ranked as the lodging industry`s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE®. For more information or reservations, please visit the web site at