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Marriott is the ‘Most Admired’ Company

FORTUNE magazine has named Marriott
International, Inc. the most admired company in the lodging industry for
the sixth consecutive year. Marriott’s No. 1 ranking is the result of a
poll of 10,000 executives, directors and securities analysts who judge
companies based on “innovativeness, employee talent, use of corporate
assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness,
long-term investment and quality of products/services.” FORTUNE’s rankings show that Marriott ranked number one in the lodging
industry specifically for employee talent, use of corporate assets, and
long- term investment. Marriott also ranked first overall among the
companies from all industries in the Baltimore-Washington area included on
the list.

“We are very proud that the nation’s top business leaders have once again
ranked Marriott as the most admired lodging company,” said J.W. Marriott,
Jr., chairman and chief executive officer. “Our business model, our
brands, our leaders, and above all, our associates are the keys to our

The list appears in FORTUNE’s March 7 issue, available on newsstands Feb.
28 and at today.

Other recent awards recognizing Marriott as a great place to work include:
* FORTUNE magazine—Named Marriott one of “100 Best Companies to Work
for.” * 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.” * Diversity
Inc. magazine—Named Marriott one of “The Top 50 Companies for
Diversity.” * Hispanic magazine—Recognized Marriott International as
one of the 100 “Best Places to Work for Latinos.” * Working Mother
magazine—Ranked Marriott one of the “Best Companies for Working
Mothers.” * Washingtonian magazine—Selected Marriott as a “Great Place
to Work.”