July 31, 2017 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) has been named one of 14 top employers for Asian Pacific Americans (APA) by the Asia Society. Marriott was recognized with the Asia Society’s 2017 Distinguished Performance Award in the category of Best Employer for Promoting Asian Pacific American Women and was given three Best Practices Awards, including Promoting Asian Pacific American Women, Sponsorship and Market Opportunities.

“Our foundation for lasting success is promoting unity and a sense of family for our guests, associates, owners and vendors,” said David Rodriguez, Chief Global Human Resources Officer, Marriott International.  “This is the true heart of an inclusive environment, where no energy is spent wondering whether you belong. Our approach emphasizes the mutual responsibility we each have to value all we hold in common and our unique qualities.”

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 including LATINA Style Company of the Year, DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Diversity and Black Enterprise 50 Best Companies for Diversity. The company has also scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and has placed on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list each year since its inception in 1998. Similar recognitions have been received in countries across the globe. For more information on Marriott’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit http://www.marriott.com/diversity.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 6,000 properties in 122 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company’s 30 leading brands include: Bulgari®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy® Hotels, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. 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.comand @MarriottIntl.