Marriott Executives Customer Appreciation Day

PRNewswire WASHINGTON Nov. 4 :

For the 10th year in a row, Marriott International is devoting a day to
reaching out to its customers around the world. Led by CEO JW Marriott,
Jr. and his sons, John, executive vice president for lodging, Steve,
senior vice president for culture and special events, and David, director
of corporate sales for the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Marriott executives,
hotel general managers and sales staff from around the globe are gathering
in their respective regions today to make calls thanking over 35,000
customers for their business.
“Everybody sells at Marriott,” said Roger Dow, senior vice president of
sales for Marriott International. “For many years, our company`s top
leadership has taken an active role in meeting with, calling and helping
customers. This is part of our company culture.”

He added, “Today, more than ever before, sales is wider and deeper. We
need to be in touch with our customers frequently.”

Marriott`s Global Customer Appreciation Day is taking place in 28
locations around the world, including Hong Kong; Shanghai; Sydney; Bochum,
Germany; Dubai; Cairo; London; Mexico City; Miami; Vancouver; Toronto;
Santa Clara, California; Phoenix; Minneapolis; Omaha; Dearborn, Michigan;
St. Louis; Chicago; Albuquerque; San Antonio; Houston; Denver; New
Orleans; Dallas; Raleigh, North Carolina; Philadelphia; Washington, DC;
and Groton, Connecticut. The locations will be linked via satellite TV and
internet web streaming.

Marriott was named the top hotel chain in Business Week`s first ever
readers` survey.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading worldwide hospitality company
with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 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 128,000 employees, and was ranked as the lodging industry`s
most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE(R).
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Photos of JW Marriott, Jr. participating in Global Customer Appreciation
Day will be available after 3 PM (ET).