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Global Diversity and Inclusion

At Marriott, we know that it is essential for our leaders to truly embrace and understand different cultures. Nearly 70 percent of our hotel rooms under construction are beyond North America’s shores. As we evolve our diversity and inclusion goals to support global growth, Marriott’s core value of “putting people first” creates new opportunities in communities around the world.

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The Americas, Caribbean & Latin America

Programs and Initiatives

  • JW Marriott Hotels and Vital Voices have partnered to advance opportunities for women in Mexico and globally through mentoring.
  • Through the Bridges From School to Work® program, we are training and employing young people with disabilities.
  • Our hotels in Brazil and Mexico are providing vulnerable youth with life and employment skills through the Youth Career Initiative.
  • Through our partnerships with the National Urban League Young Professionals (NUL) and the National Council of La Raza Lideres Initiative (NCLR), we provide scholarships to members to attend annual NUL and NCLR conferences. Recipients are selected based on their service hours to their local communities and endorsements received by their peers.

Community Impact

  • Courtyard by Marriott partners with National Academy Foundation and its Success for Youth program that activates its commitment made to the Clinton Global Initiative that promises to provide 30,000 volunteer hours and engage with 10,000 students in three years.
  • The 175-room Marriott Hotel Port-au-Prince in Haiti generates more than 200 new jobs.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

More than 50% of Marriott hotel growth in coming years will be in emerging markets such as Brazil.

 

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Asia Pacific

Programs and Initiatives

  • In Asia Pacific and worldwide, our Ritz-Carlton hotels help youth gain life skills and an introduction to hotel careers through our award-winning Succeed through Service partnership with local schools in disadvantaged communities.
  • Marriott’s “Li Yu” welcome program features a suite of customized amenities and services tailor-made for Chinese outbound travelers. “Li Yu” means “Serve with Courtesy” in Mandarin.
  • The Asia Society Honored Marriott with the Global Business Leadership Award.

Community Impact

  • In China, Marriott is working with approximately 100 local colleges to offer over 20,000 projected training opportunities in the next four years to students aspiring to a hotel career.
  • In Thailand, Marriott’s efforts to restore mangroves resulted in planting 7,000 seedlings in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2012, China became the #1 exporter of tourists, accounting for 70 million overseas trips.

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Europe

Programs and Initiatives

  • Through World of Opportunity Europe, our hotels are providing opportunity to young people by offering employment skills training and vocational opportunities through a variety of charitable partners, including SOS Children’s Villages in Continental Europe and The Prince’s Trust Fairbridge program in the United Kingdom.
  • Our hotels in Europe aim to create 20,000 career opportunities for young people aged 16-25 by the year 2020. The youth will receive a range of placements, apprenticeships, training and development courses.

Community Impact

  • The number of our hotel rooms in Europe is expected to double to 40,000 by 2015.

DID YOU KNOW?

Designed to capture the emerging millennial traveler, the new Marriott MOXY HOTEL brand makes its debut in Italy in 2014.

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Middle East & Africa

Programs and Initiatives

  • Forty-one Akilah Institute women graduates are enrolled in our hotel training program in Dubai, Kwait and Doha. They will help open the Kigali Marriott Hotel as supervisors and trainers in 2016.

 

Community Impact

  • The African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa collaborates with Infinity Culinary Training, a Cape Town non-profit chefs’ school to train students.

DID YOU KNOW?

Marriott International opened its first hotel in this region, the Riyadh Marriott Hotel in Saudi Arabia, in 1980.

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