Marriott on the Move



Fairfield Inn & Suites Associates Provide "Hospitality at Home"

Posted: December 16, 2010 01:54:58 PM

Fairfield Inn and Suites Habitat for Humanity Build One of the things I’m most proud of about our company is our strong culture and our Spirit To Serve Our Communities program.  It’s so important that all of us give back to the communities where we live and work.

Our Fairfield Inn & Suites brand has a long history of giving back to the communities where they’re located.  The brand formed a long-lasting and successful relationship with Habitat for Humanity in 1995 with the grand opening of our 200th Fairfield Inn hotel.  And, in 2004, the brand launched its national Hospitality at Home program to engage associates, hotel owners, franchisees, and customers to help Habitat for Humanity continue its great work providing decent, affordable housing for families in need.

I’m very proud to share with you that this year, as part of the Hospitality at Home program, Fairfield Inn & Suites held its first-ever brand-wide “Rally to Serve” event, inviting every hotel to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity during the month of October.  1,250 associates from 114 hotels in 40 states and Canada helped build 75 homes for those in need.

I was so touched to hear that one property in particular, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Wilmington Wrightsville Beach, was so inspired by the program that they made a year long commitment to support their local Habitat chapter every month.

A special thanks goes to one of our franchise account executives, Bruce Reed, who spearheaded our Habitat for Humanity efforts.  Bruce has been the driving force behind the Hospitality at Home program for over a decade, and has led at least 20 builds.  He is so instrumental in the program, that he was selected to go to Vietnam this year to represent Marriott at an international build that was attended by former President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter.

The link between Fairfield Inn & Suites and Habitat for Humanity has given the brand’s associates the opportunity to do something meaningful and long-lasting in their communities. My congratulations and appreciation to all those who participated.

I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Associates Provide Hospitality at Home


Posted By: Wilfredo "Fred" J. Murillo (12/16/2010 at 08:26 PM)

Dear Mr. Marriott,

In keeping with the spirit of giving to help those in need in our country, could it be possible to ask to every guest at all Marriott hotels in the U.S. if they would be willing to donate $1.00 by adding it our hotel bill, and use to support Habitat for Humanity, The Unite Way, or other worthy causes in each community?

Happy Holidays to the entire Marriott organization!

Thank you for the superb service that all of you provide day in and day out, as I sincerely feel that the Marriott Hotels are my homes when am away from home.

Best Regards,

Wilfredo J. Murillo

Posted By: Juliette Adams (12/19/2010 at 11:00 PM)

Mr. Marriott:

Social responsibility of businesses is a great reinforcement of how the power of the “Spirit to Serve” leads an individual, business and society beyond themselves, as demonstrated in construction and building. My mother built a school from scratch with the sheer enthusiasm and passion, and with permission she renamed the school from Kitty Methodist to J.E. Burnham Primary School. I certainly at that tender age did not understand the energy, and example she was releasing to the community. At that time for me, it was why she had to dedicate so much of her valuable time to the building of a school?

Added to community involvement my father took up the opportunity to farm a garden on the property of Guyana’s first Executive President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham. Many a days, I went with him to garden on this “community presidential plot of land.” So enthusiastic , I suggested to him, to allow me to sell the surplus at the community market of which he agreed. No wonder their granddaughter conjured the imagery of a “10,000 square feet Dream House” at a very tender age, and will be giving back to the community through building construction.

Further Mr. Marriott community involvement in your soon to be opened property in Guyana has within it a myriad of opportunities for novel and creative building opportunities. From gardening produce being used at the hotel to the embracing of the slogan which will be reactivated in the nation, that of Feed, House and Clothe (FHC) of all citizens in the nation.

Once again thanks for the lessons of the rippling positive effects of serving through physical, emotional and spiritual building as you keep Marriott on the Move.

Posted By: Irene (12/27/2010 at 08:58 AM)

Social responsibility will makes Marriott more succussful

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I'm Bill Marriott, Chairman & CEO of Marriott International.

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