Marriott International Wins Best Employer Award at 2012 Caterer Global Awards for Second Straight Year


Best Hotel Group UAE – Overall Winner of The Best Employer In Hospitality 2012 UAE

DUBAI, UAE December 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Marriott International (, one of the world’s leading hospitality brands has earned a double distinction at the annual Caterer Global Awards held in Dubai recently. As the operator of seven lodging brands in the Middle East and Africa, Marriott International received Best Employer in Hospitality in the UAE 2012 award for the second year running.


Gary Dodds, Vice President of Human Resources, Marriott International, Middle East and Africa commented on the dual recognition today saying, ‘Of course we are delighted that Marriott International has been recognized for the second year running by the Caterer Global Awards. Our employees ultimately define our success and we work hard to instill pride and build a sense of mission in everything we do. They are a credit to Marriott and we will never shrink from the important work of ensuring our hotels attract the very best staff in the region and earn their loyalty. There can be no finer basis for our continued success and expansion within the regional hospitality business than to be recognized as the employer of choice.’

Marriott International currently has a regional presence consisting of 42 properties in 12 countries, offering 12,227 rooms and spanning seven lodging brands: JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and The Ritz-Carlton in the luxury tier; Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Renaissance Hotels in the upscale, quality tier; Courtyard by Marriott Hotels and Residence Inn by Marriott in the quality tier and the upscale Marriott Executive Apartments for extended stay travelers. The company also has a pipeline of 46 announced properties that are scheduled to join Marriott International’s portfolio in the region through 2017.

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 17 brands, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club. There are approximately 300,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties. Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world.


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