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Marriott International Announces "Hotel of the Year"
Honorees for Eight Brands

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WASHINGTON – March 24, 2005 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) recently announced the recipients of its annual Hotel of the Year award.  The recognition is handed out to select hotels worldwide that represent the very best of Marriott.   They have a reputation for excellence and a commitment to success.  These hotels have a tremendous spirit to serve by going above and beyond for guests as well as their employees.

“All of these hotels consistently demonstrated operational excellence based on brand standards,” said Mike Jannini, executive vice president, brand management.  “They have also created an exceptional associate work environment, soared in sales excellence, exceeded customer expectations, and delivered superior financial results.”

The recipients were selected from more than 2,400 hotels worldwide across these Marriott brands:  JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn. 

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts

  • JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (Arizona) - Steve Hart and Ralph Scatena, general managers
Marriott Hotels & Resorts
  • Overland Park Marriott (Kansas) - Mark Ravenscraft, general manager
  • Chicago Northwest Marriott - Jim Keller and Greg Horeth, general managers
  • Warsaw Marriott Hotel - Hanspeter Bachofner, general manager
Renaissance Hotels & Resorts
  • Renaissance Waverly Hotel (Georgia) - Debbie Karcanes, general manager
  • Renaissance Boulder Suites Hotel at Flat Iron (Colorado) - Michael Howerton, general manager
  • Renaissance Wien Hotel, Vienna - Heinz Kumposcht, general manager
Courtyard
  • Courtyard Tigard, Oregon - Kim Ortiz, general manager
  • Courtyard Duesseldorf – Seestern, Germany - Lothar Jentzsch, general manager
Residence Inn 
  • Residence Inn  Portland West Hillsboro, Oregon - Jenni Drowley, general manager
SpringHill Suites 
  • SpringHill Suites Denver – Westminster - Michael Kauffeld, general manager
TownePlace Suites 
  • TownePlace Suites Seattle North Mukilteo, Washington - Bob Jammerman, general manager
Fairfield Inn
  • Fairfield Inn Hazleton, Pennsylvania - Nancy Pravanzo-Walsh, general manager


MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than  2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. 

 
Contact:

Betsy Higgison
  Marriott International
  (301) 380-8192
  betsy.higgison@marriott.com

Also See: Marriott Honors Top Hotel Owner and Franchise Companies; Over 20 Companies Recognized for Hospitality Excellence / October 2004
Marriott Names Six as 1999 General Manager of the Year / Kristine Gagliardi Named GM at San Francisco Marriott / Mar 2000
Host Marriott Names Three General Managers of the Year - Stan Turner, Todd Walther, and Bill Skoglund / May 2004


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