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The Essence of the Human Spirit

Posted:02/27/2008 6:08 PM

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel I get a lot of cards and letters, but I received one not too long ago that really impressed me.  It made me so proud because it exemplifies more than the Marriott culture - this is about the essence of the human spirit.  Let me tell you the story:

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Serving Our Guests, Serving Our Country

Posted:02/19/2008 5:27 PM

Max-gomez Many of our Marriott employees are serving double duty, like Max Gomez.  Let me tell you about Max.  I met him a couple of weeks ago in Miami at the Miami Biscayne Bay Marriott hotel.

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Get a Taste of Our New Blog: Marriott in the Kitchen

Posted:02/11/2008 5:39 PM

Brad Nelson Our company's roots go back to the restaurant business.  My mom and dad opened their first A&W root beer stand in 1927 and when the weather got cold they put on chili, hot tamales, hamburgers and hot dogs and we were in the restaurant business.  We opened a bunch of drive in restaurants called Hot Shoppes in the 1930s and 1940s and our roots are really grounded in food.

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Sponsoring Our International Employees to Learn More About Marriott in the U.S.

Posted:02/06/2008 4:36 PM

Harbor Beach Marriott Resort I received two interesting comments from a reader named Brian.  He asked me why Marriott doesn't sponsor people from other countries to train in our hotels in the United States.

Actually, we do sponsor international associates to train in our country.  Currently, we have 590 people from different countries training at our hotels in the U.S. on what's called a J-1 visa.

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