I've found in all these years that the most important thing in success in life and in business is communication. Marriott is a very diverse company and our employees speak a lot of languages. Having hotels in almost 70 countries means our guests speak many languages too.
We're trying to bridge that gap, so we're rolling out several new tools to make sure nothing is lost in translation. Last year I blogged about Sed de Saber when it was originally rolled out. It's a computer program that helps our associates in the United States who speak Spanish learn how to speak English. It was such a success we now have a new version which will teach English-speaking associates how to speak Spanish. Maybe I ought to sign on and do it myself.
Now we're launching the Global Language Learning tool online. It was developed by Rosetta Stone and recreates the same environment in which people learned their native tongue, so it can teach people of all languages and abilities. We're offering it in Chinese, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, 30 different languages total. The rollout of the pilot has begun for select managers in the United States, and will be in place at all our hotels and offices in the future.
This is part of a major language rollout for Marriott International. Marriott.com is also debuting three enhanced websites. Now people in China, Latin American and German-speaking countries can research hotels, book a room and receive follow up confirmation emails in Chinese, Spanish and German.
Marriott is a truly diverse and global company. These are just some more examples of our commitment to be culturally tuned in to our guests and our associates around the world.
I'm Bill Marriott, and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.