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Marriott International named top employer in China

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Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) has been named one of “China’s Top Employers 2012” by the CRF Institute. It is the only hotel management company in the winners list.

The 32 award winners including Marriott International have been selected from a pool of more than 920 organizations based on the results of a thorough research and evaluation process.  According to the CRF Institute, these companies are recognized for their outstanding performance in various aspects of human resources such as employee benefits, corporate culture and talent development.

“In view of the robust expansion of Marriott International in China, developing talent is crucial to our present and future success. We are committed to identify, train, support and set up clear career paths for our executives and help them develop into future Marriott leaders,” said Henry Lee, Senior Vice President, Greater China of Marriott International.

Pictured: Henry Lee, Senior Vice President – Greater China of Marriott International together with his colleagues received the China’s Top Employers award from CRF Institute. From Right to left: Henry Lee, Cecilia Ieong, Area Director of Human Resources – South China, Sandra Ngan, Area Director of Human Resources – Northeast Asia, Jim Pilarski, Chief Human Resources Officer and Steven Veenendaal, CEO of CRF Institute.

Currently Marriott International manages approximately 60 hotels and employs 15,500 associates in China. Its portfolio will increase to 100 hotels by 2015, making it be one of the largest hotel groups in this country.                    

“Marriott prides itself on fostering growth and development for our associates. For more than eight decades, our company has been guided by the motto from our founder Mr. J. Willard Marriott – Take good care of the associates and they’ll take good care of the customers and they’ll return again and again. We are most pleased that these efforts have also been recognized in China,” said Lee. 

Marriott International has long been acclaimed as a great place to work in the international arena. It makes the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list of FORTUNE Magazine’s annual ranking every year since it was launched in 1998. It has also been recognized by several prominent publications including Working Mother, DiversityInc and LATINA Style magazines.

CRF Institute
Established in 1991 and headquartered in the Netherlands, the CRF Institute is an independent organization that runs its proprietary Top Employers projects in key international markets. It identifies top performers in the areas of HR, leadership and strategy and recognizes their achievements. Currently it has operations in 13 countries on four continents. More than 10,000 leading organizations worldwide have participated in its Top Employer projects.
     
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