A Spirit To Serve Our Communities is embedded in the culture and DNA of our company
Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 6, 2007
Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) received the prestigious "World Savers" award from Condé Nast Traveler magazine for being a Socially Responsible company. Marriott was selected as the leading "chain hotel & resort" company, with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., receiving an honorable mention in the distinguished second place position.
The award was based on a comprehensive evaluation of the company's community service initiatives, with a focus on the areas of education, health, poverty relief, cultural and environmental preservation, and wildlife conservation. "Think about [the winners] the next time you book a trip. You too, through your travel decisions, can help change the world," wrote Condé Nast Traveler magazine.
Celebrating 80 years of service, Marriott has a long history of being a Socially Responsible company. Recently, the company branded and focused its "Spirit To Serve Our Communities" program to address these signature issues under the "SERVE" umbrella:
Shelter and Food
Readiness for Hotel Careers
Vitality of Children
Embracing Diversity and People with Disabilities
"A Spirit To Serve Our Communities is embedded in the culture and DNA of our company," said
J.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Marriott International. "We hope that more and more customers will continue to choose Marriott because of our reputation to provide outstanding service, both to them as customers and to the communities where we operate."
For a detailed summary of the company's Serve initiatives and results, visit http://www.marriott.com/socialresponsibility.
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 2,900 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 Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., and had approximately 151,000 employees at 2006 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best places to work for by Fortune®. The company is also a 2006 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star® Partner. In fiscal year 2006, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $12.2 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com.