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John Marriott III Presented with the Distinguished Hospitality Leadership Award from The Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University
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WASHINGTON - Jan. 28, 2004 - John Marriott III, executive vice president, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), was recently presented with the Distinguished Hospitality Leadership Award from The Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University.  The award is the first of its kind and recognized Mr. Marriott for his leadership in the lodging industry. 

In addition to this recent honor, John Marriott was also named one of 2003's "25 Most Influential Executives of the Business Travel Industry" in the January 19 issue of Business Travel News magazine.  The publication cited Mr. Marriott's leadership "for introducing two bold pricing moves," including Marriott's Look No Further Best Rate Guarantee, which ensures customers receive Marriott's best available rate when booking through any of the company's distribution channels.
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John Marriott receives the Dedman School of Hospitality's Distinguished Hospitality Leadership Award in honor of his contributions to the industry.  Pictured left to right: Dr. Melvin T. Stith, dean, College of Business, Florida State University; John Marriott, executive vice president of lodging, Marriott International; Dr. Robert H. Bosselman, director, Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University

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Contact:
Matthew Carroll
Marriott International 
(301) 380-8331
matthew.carroll@marriott.com

 
Also See: Florida State University Department of Hospitality Administration Dedicated as Dedman School of Hospitality Following $7 million Gift from the Robert and Nancy Dedman Foundation / Sept 2001
J.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Marriott International Inc.Named by The School of Hospitality Business Michigan State University As 2001 Industry Leader of the Year / November 2001
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