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Marriott International Recognized By Washingtonian Magazine As A 'Great Place To Work'
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) has been named one of the "Great Places to Work" by Washingtonian magazine. According to the November issue, Marriott was chosen from more than 225 candidates because of the company's "interesting work, good pay and benefits, collegial staff, employee development, and flexibility."
Marriott has more than 14,000 employees at its hotels, headquarters and other offices in the D.C. metro area. The company's Bethesda headquarters provides on-site childcare, as well as such amenities as gas pumps, convenience store, gift shop, dry cleaners, fitness facilities and post office.
Additionally, Marriott offers flexible work arrangements to allow work- life balance and a 24/7 resource service providing assistance in such areas as budgeting and basic money management, financial fraud and identity theft, retirement saving and investing. Employees can also engage in activities sponsored by Marriott's Spirit To Serve Our Communities initiatives.
Marriott continues to receive broad recognition as an industry leader and consistently appears on listings of outstanding places to work, including Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," and LATINAStyle's "50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For in the U.S." Marriott is also included in Working Mother magazine's Hall of Fame after being named 16 times as one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers."
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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 67 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.
Marriott International also develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, 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 and golf courses.
The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and had approximately 143,000 employees at 2005 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE (R). The company is also a 2006 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR (R) Partner. In fiscal year 2005, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $11.6 billion.