Marriott Ranked Top for Executive Women

Marriott International, Inc. has been selected as one of the 2004 “Best
Companies for Executive Women,” by the National Association for Female
Executives (NAFE), a major association for women professionals and
business owners. Marriott is the only lodging company on the list, and one
of only two companies from the Washington, D.C., area to be recognized.

For companies to be selected as among the top 30 this year, NAFE focused
on the number of women in the management pipeline, as well as those
already holding senior positions. It also looked for programs and policies
that ensure training and job rotation and enforce accountability for
women`s success.

“We are delighted to be named to this prestigious list and very proud to
be recognized for successfully providing opportunities for talented women
to help drive our company`s growth,” said Brendan Keegan, executive vice
president, human resources, Marriott International.

In the past five years (1998-2003), the percentage of women in executive
positions increased more than 70 percent. Almost half of the company`s
managers are women.

To help employees balance their personal and professional lives, Marriott
offers a broad variety of career and work/life benefits such as flex time;
childcare discounts; education and training; an on-site child development
center at headquarters; and referral services for child, elder and family
care issues. The company`s regional women`s leadership conferences bring
women together for networking, training and idea sharing.


The National Association for Female Executives, founded in 1972, is owned
by Working Mother Media, which also operates Working Mother and NAFE

Other recent awards recognizing Marriott as a great place to work include:
* Working Mother Magazine - Ranked Marriott one of the “Best Companies for
Working Mothers.” * Fortune Magazine - Named Marriott one of the “Best 100
Companies to Work for,” one of the “Top 50 Companies for Minorities,” and
one of the “Most Admired Companies in America.” * 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.” * Washingtonian Magazine - Selected Marriott as a
“Great Place to Work.”
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
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