Marriott International announced today the refresh of its diversity and inclusion Web site. The new site, www.marriott.com/diversity, showcases the company’s global diversity and inclusion initiatives. The boldly colored site is inspired by the different cultures and people that not only represent Marriott associates but those guests, owners and suppliers in the communities where the company lives and does business globally.
The site is divided into two easy to navigate sections full of vivid pictures and engaging videos that invite the visitor to discover Marriott’s global “Corporate” guests, associates, owners and supplier initiatives and efforts in the company’s four “Global Regions” - Americas, Europe, Middle East/Africa and Asia.
For instance, did you know that at a number of Marriott hotels around the world, we offer services, events and menu items that help to meet the needs of our culturally diverse guests? For example, the Residence Inn Deerfield (Illinois) offers Indian breakfasts, newspapers, television stations as well as “India Night” events for Indian clients visiting the U.S. This story and others like it are in the Corporate/Guests section. Or, did you know that Marriott proudly partners with organizations who share our vision to embed diversity and inclusion into the way we do business? See more of this story in the Partners section. And, did you know that Marriott expects significant global growth across all four its regions…growing so that between now and 2013 the company will have more hotel rooms outside the U.S. than in the U.S.? See more of this story in the Global Regions section.
“Marriott has a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Jimmie Paschall, senior vice president – external affairs and global diversity officer. “Our new site is a reflection of the company’s foundation which is deeply rooted in diversity and inclusion and it also showcases the innovative initiatives we are implementing to secure our position as a global hospitality leader.”
Since its founding in 1927, Marriott has valued diversity and inclusion of all associates. This legacy is now a fundamental operating principle and business imperative. Everyone bring something different to Marriott – find out more at www.marriott.com/diversity.