• Marriott International tops Hotelier Middle East Salary Survey 2017
  • 50% of surveyed respondents stated interest in working for the world’s leading hospitality brand

June 20, 2017 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) the world’s leading hospitality brand, has topped the Hotelier Middle East Salary 2017 and been voted the best hotelier to work for by Middle East and North Africa hoteliers.

The hotel operator topped the list for the first time with nearly 50% of surveyed respondents stating they would like to work for Marriott International. The survey attracted more than 250 responses, across a number of demographics and saw a mix of types of hotels. This year, 40.43% came from luxury/resort hotels, 45.65% from city hotels, while the remainder was made up of hotel apartments and mid-market properties.

Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East & Africa for Marriott International said: “We are delighted that Marriott International has been recognised in Hotelier’s Salary Survey as the best hotelier to work for and we are proud to receive recognition.  Our commitment to ‘people’ is at the heart of everything we do and this result shows that our hotel teams continue to be true ambassadors to Marriott International. At Marriott International, our core values make us who we are, and as we integrate our teams, we will leverage our people-focused environment to our 65,000 associates across Middle East & Africa and remain focused on retaining and fostering talent.”

The award follows on from Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. in 2016, creating the world’s largest and best hotel company. Globally, there are now 500,000 associates within Marriott International and the region specifically, has grown to 65,000 associates across the Middle East and Africa.


Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,100 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 124 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitterand Instagram.