Road to Excellence: Marriott International Honors Top Associates

Published on : Thursday, May 14, 2015

Road to ExcellenceDespite 30 feet of snow or hurricane force winds, associates at Marriott International are always there to take of their guests and their communities. The company is known for its friendly service, pursuit of excellence and welcoming culture. Last night, Marriott honored eight associates from around the world with its highest honor, the J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence, at a companywide celebration last night.


Established in 1987 to pay tribute to the company’s founder, the Award of Excellence is presented annually to Marriott associates nominated by supervisors or peers for outstanding performance and for demonstrating five key traits: achievement, character, dedication, effort and perseverance.


Below are summaries of the 2015 honorees. For full stories, visit Our Stories. Submit your own Marriott story on Heart of the House and join the conversation on social media using #MIExcellence.



“We know our associates across the globe keep Marriott’s deep-rooted culture and core values thriving,” said David Rodriguez, global executive vice president & chief human resources officer of Marriott International. “Our 2015 honorees work hard every day to make our guests feel welcome and we are so proud of everything they have accomplished both inside our hotels and in the communities they serve.”


Marriott also announced JW Marriott Hotel Pune in India as this year’s recipient of the Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service. This prestigious award recognizes a Marriott business unit and its team of associates for excellence in corporate citizenship. Also, the J.W. Marriott, Jr., Diversity Excellence Award was presented to the Vienna Marriott Hotel in Austria. This award is the highest form of recognition for a business unit, corporate department or individual that demonstrates excellence in promoting diversity and building an environment of inclusion for all.


Additionally, the company recognized Marriott’s Southwest Sales Organization in Irvine, Calif. with The Stephen Garff Marriott Award of Excellence for Culture. This new award honors a business unit or corporate department that embodies the Marriott culture and the company’s five Core Values: Put People First, Pursue Excellence, Act with Integrity, Embrace Change, and Serve Our World.


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