Selling Power magazine named Marriott International, Inc. as the only
lodging company in its ranking of “America`s 50 Best Companies to Sell
For.” The magazine surveyed more than 350 companies based on three key
categories: compensation, training and career mobility.
The results that appear in the current issue place Marriott fourth in the
service category and second among service companies with the largest sales
forces. Marriott employs more than 10,000 salespeople worldwide.
“Not only it is an honor to be the only lodging company in this year`s
ranking, we`re very pleased to have been included all three years the
survey has been conducted,” said Roger Dow, senior vice president of sales
for Marriott International. “As part of Marriott`s culture, we take care
of our sales team, giving them the tools and opportunities they need to
succeed, so our company and our clients will benefit.”
In October, Marriott`s sales team conducted its tenth annual Customer
Appreciation Day. Senior executives, led by J.W. Marriott, Jr., chairman
and chief executive officer, and William J. Shaw, president and chief
operating officer, placed telephone calls thanking over 35,000 customers
for their business.
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. Marriott is also in the synthetic fuel business. 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). For more information or
reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com/.