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Marriott Ranks in Bold 100

Marriott International
has been named by IDG’s CIO magazine to its CIO 100 list for the
sixth time in seven years.  The magazine recognizes Marriott as an
organization that exemplifies the highest level of operational and strategic
excellence in information technology.  The 2005 CIO award, this year themed to
honor the “Bold 100,” acknowledges organizations that embrace transformational
initiatives for the sake of great reward.  According to the magazine, the
“Bold 100” honorees “are playing not just to survive, but to win.”“This award demonstrates Marriott’s position as an innovator and leader
within the hospitality and travel industry in creating integrated business
practices and technology solutions that enhance our guests’ experiences,
deliver value to our owners and franchisees, and enable our associates to
provide Marriott’s hallmark service every day,” says Carl Wilson, Marriott
International’s executive vice president and chief information officer.
  “The Bold 100 honorees stand out because they have dared to take on risk
for the chance of reward in an extremely conservative business climate,” says
Abbie Lundberg, Editor-in-Chief, CIO.  “These organizations are smart,
inventive and determined—I offer them my warmest congratulations.”