Marriott highest-ranking hotel company on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list

Bethesda, Md., 2016-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International was recognized as #9, up four spots from last year, on the 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity, making it the highest-ranking hotel company on the list.  The company was also ranked on specialty lists for its LGBT (#3), recruitment (#10) and supplier diversity (#12) efforts. 

The rankings are determined by an objective methodology that calculates factors such as Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development (including commitments to mentorship and philanthropy), CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity. The empirical data for the rankings is provided by a 300-question survey filled out by personnel at the participating companies.

“Our core value of ‘putting people first’ is fundamental to our culture of inclusion,” David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer. “Taking care of our associates is what propels our company’s success; this recognition underscores our commitment to an inclusive and supportive environment that fosters opportunities for our associates, guests, owners and suppliers.”

Marriott has consistently championed diversity and inclusion. The company has been recognized for its talent development programs in the past and has landed on several “Best Places to Work” lists. Previous awards include LATINA Style Company of the Year, National Association for Female Executives Top 10 Companies for Executive Women, DiversityInc Top 50 Companies, 100 percent score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and World’s Best Multinational Workplaces as named by Great Place to Work®.  For more information on Marriott’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit To view the entire DiversityInc list, visit

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,400 properties in 87 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of more than $14 billion in fiscal year 2015. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, BVlgari®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea Hotels® and Moxy Hotels®.Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together comprise nearly 55 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit

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Marriott highest-ranking hotel company on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list

Marriott highest-ranking hotel company on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list