Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: VAC) was recently recognized with several prestigious awards at the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Awards Gala held during the annual Convention and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

Among these honors was the ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide. The ACE Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual whose leadership, professionalism, creativity, reliability and quality standards and ethics are demonstrated in an outstanding body of work. A veteran of the hospitality industry, Mr. Weisz’s more than 46-year career includes over 20 years in the vacation ownership industry. Among his impressive accomplishments, Mr. Weisz guided Marriott Vacations Worldwide in establishing itself as a separate, public company in its spin-off from Marriott International, Inc. in 2011, and led the strategic initiative for Marriott Vacations Worldwide to acquire ILG, Inc. in 2018.

“It’s an incredible honor to be awarded the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award from ARDA and see so many of our team members recognized as well,” said Stephen P. Weisz. “I strive each day to make a significant and positive impact on our industry, in our organization and within our community. I am privileged to have a dedicated team of associates who help me make a difference every single day, and to provide our Owners, Members and guests with valuable services that allow them to spend quality time with the ones they love. I pledge to continue working toward a positive future for all of us in the vacation ownership industry.”

In addition to Mr. Weisz receiving the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award, Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s Customer Advocacy Team was also presented with the ACE Customer Service Award for their extraordinary successes in supporting Owners, Members and guests. Core to the team’s responsibilities is the resolution of complex customer interactions with real-time solutions. The ACE Award is an honor bestowed upon those that have attained the highest level of excellence and whose accomplishments and dedication drive the industry to new heights.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide was also recognized for its excellence in several other departments:

  • Special Event: Owner or Guest Event – Marriott Vacation Club 2018 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance
  • Sales Training Program – Salesmanship Sales Excellence
  • Refurbishment: Common Area – Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club Lobby
  • Human Resources Professional – Zalifa Fazal
  • Housekeeping Team Member – Sandy Javier

About Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a leading global vacation company that offers vacation ownership, exchange, rental and resort and property management, along with related businesses, products and services. The company has more than 100 resorts and over 660,000 Owners and Members in a diverse portfolio that includes seven vacation ownership brands. It also includes exchange networks and membership programs comprised of more than 3,200 resorts in over 80 nations and nearly two million members, as well as management of more than 180 other resorts and lodging properties. As a leader and innovator in the vacation industry, the company upholds the highest standards of excellence in serving its customers, investors and associates while maintaining exclusive, long-term relationships with Marriott International and Hyatt Hotels Corporation for the development, sales and marketing of vacation ownership products and services. For more information, please visit