Sweet 16 - Marriott Again Named a FORTUNE 'Best Company to Work For'

     Sweet 16 - Marriott Again Named a FORTUNE 'Best Company to Work For'

Marriott Joins Google, Starbucks and Other Top Employers on the '100 Best'

PR Newswire

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 18, 2013

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --For the 16^th consecutive year,
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is named one of the "100 Best
Companies to Work For" according to FORTUNE magazine. This distinction
maintains Marriott's "All Star" status as one of only 13 companies that have
appeared on every list since it launched in 1998. Marriott isthe fifth
largest company on the list, joining Google, Starbucks and six other companies
with more than 50,000 employees. The full 2013 list is available at


"This recognition is very meaningful to our company and to our dedicated
associates around the world," said David A. Rodriguez, Marriott's executive
vice president and chief human resources officer. "Our business is all about
providing opportunities and creating great experiences for people.To achieve
this, we turn to a core value that has been the most significant driving force
of our success: 'Put People First.'A great workplace generates the inspired
customer service that builds customer loyalty and an emotional connection to
our brands. It is the foundation of our company culture and it continues to be
our guidepost to business success."

This year, the publication highlighted the long tenure of Marriott associates,
stating that10 percent of employees have worked with the company for 20 years
or more. Marriott was also featured as a FORTUNE "Social Media Superstar" for
the company's use ofmultiple social media channels, including Bill Marriott's
blog (www.marriottonthemove.com) and the My Marriott Hotel game on Facebook.

Job seekers are invited to experience the company's award-winning culture by
connecting through the Marriott Jobs and Careers Facebook and Weibo presences.
The company is inviting current, former and prospective employees to share
their personal career stories through the "Marriott, Where I belong" campaign
and photo galleries and uploading their own photo on the Jobs and Careers
Facebook page.

Marriott's new mobile technology for job seekers can be accessed at
m.jobs.marriott.com and the new desktop careers site is available at

Marriott has long been recognized as a great place to work by several
prominent publications, including Working Mother, DiversityInc, Black
Enterprise and LATINA Style magazines, and for our social responsibility and
sustainability successes by global organizations such as Ethisphere Institute,
FTSE4Good and Climate Counts.For a list of other awards and recognition,
visit http://news.marriott.com/awards-and-recognition.html.

To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great
Place to Work^® Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in
corporate America: 259 firms participated in this year's survey. More than
277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the
institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries
around the world. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of
the institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of
employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their
attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie.
The other third is based on responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which
includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of
open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal
communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After
evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may
significantly damage employees' faith in management, we may exclude it from
the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000
U.S. employees is eligible. For more information on how to apply, visit:

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in
Bethesda, Maryland, USA with more than 3,700 properties in 74 countries and
territories and reported revenues of over $12 billion in fiscal year 2011.The
company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts
under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our
website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit

SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.

Website: http://www.marriott.com
Contact: Elizabeth McGlasson, +1-301-380-7431,
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