EXCHANGES – A Diverse Supplier Program by Marriott

“Engaging with diverse-owned businesses remains paramount to our success as they bring us solutions that make
our hotels better. As our business grows, we are excited to continue to invest in EXCHANGES. It underpins our
commitment to supplier diversity and communicates opportunities to our existing and potential suppliers.”
– Erika Alexander, Chief Global Officer, Global Operations


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Exchanges, a diverse supplier program by Marriott, welcomes differences. It’s through embracing and valuing them that we can truly think and thrive globally. Our diverse suppliers play an integral role.

When we partner with minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled-, and veteran-owned businesses, we all benefit. It helps to drive economic empowerment around the world, better support our customers and expand our global footprint.

The EXCHANGE of ideas spurs innovation and helps us all do business better. Join the exchange and discover how we can all be empowered by our differences.

Getting Started

Meet Minimum Qualifications

Ownership: At least 51% owned, managed and operated by a diverse entity

Business History: Minimum 3 years

Quality & Service: Meet or exceed customer service standards; quality assurance by approved third party, when applicable

Pricing: Must offer competitive pricing

Insurance: Meet insurance and indemnification requirements

Other Areas: On-time deliveries; innovation; preferred hospitality experience


Register in Marriott's Supplier Portals

All suppliers are recommended to register in Marriott International’s Prospective Supplier Portal. Please ensure your profile includes a detailed set of your company’s capabilities and that all of your certifications are uploaded.

How Marriott International works with Avendra Group

Avendra Group (Marriott’s procurement services partner) procures the majority of products and services needed to operate hotels within the Americas in the following main categories: Food and Beverage, Rooms Operations, Grounds Maintenance, Engineering and Administrative Services.* Suppliers in these markets and categories are also strongly encouraged to complete Avendra Group’s Prospective Supplier Form.

Suppliers in these categories may also find Avendra Group’s Sourcing Calendar to be a useful tool in determining if and when their category may be considered.

Our Partners




Marriott International Procurement oversees global, corporate and other procurement categories for Marriott International.

Avendra Group is Marriott’s procurement services partner. Marriott partners closely with Avendra Group, who supports a majority of the company’s purchasing of on-property categories across the US, Canada and select Caribbean and Central American markets. Please visit AvendraOpens in a new browser window for more information on their company and the commodities they manage.


United States: People with Disabilities-, LGBT-, minority-, veteran- and woman-owned businesses.

Outside of the United States: Primarily women-owned businesses; in certain countries, aboriginal-, LGBT- and/or locally recognized minority-owned businesses.


Certification, particularly from our partner organizations such as NMSDC, WBENC, NGLCC, WEConnect and Disability:IN, are highly preferred. Diverse business owners without formal certification are required to provide documentation to validate their diverse ownership status. For more information on certification, please visit the websites of our partner organizations.


Companies interested in doing business with Marriott should register on our Supplier PortalOpens in a new browser window to be considered for future opportunities. For companies pursuing on-property opportunities in the Americas, it is also recommend to complete Avendra Group’s prospective supplier formOpens in a new browser window.


Throughout the year, the Marriott Supplier Diversity team attends various global, national, regional and local SD events. Please visit our partner pages for information on upcoming events.


Marriott International does not have a preferred supplier program. While we have longstanding supplier relationships, we continually seek new suppliers as new opportunities arise.


Due to high volume, we are unable to accommodate requests for exploratory calls. If your company is registered in our portal, Marriott’s supplier diversity team or the business leaders in particular categories will reach out when there is an opportunity in your category.