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Marriott International Awarded for Its Impact on the Veteran Community

For its partnership with the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization, Marriott International was recently honored by the IFA.

Marriott International (No. 9 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) was recently honored by the International Franchising Association (IFA) for its partnership with the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization.


The "Support Our Veterans Award" recognizes a business whose charitable support program has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help those men and women who have served in the U.S. military and their families by making an impact through their local communities. Marriott has been a proud sponsor of the Wounded Warriors Family Support Tour for the past three years which has toured the U.S. to raise awareness for veterans and their families.

The company has a long standing commitment to recruit veterans returning from active duty and this partnership with Wound Warriors Family Support is an extension of our work. Liam Brown, President, Select Service, Extended Stay and Owner Franchise Services, Marriott International accepted the award from Eric Stites, President of the Franchise Business Review on behalf of the company.

Left to right, Eric Stites, President, Franchise Business Review, Chairman, VetFran Committee, Liam Brown, Marriott International, Colonel John Folsom, Wounded Warriors Family Support, Steve Romaniello, Managing Director, Roark Capital Group, founding sponsor, Franchising Gives Back.

Marriott: Tribute Portfolio Hotels Partners With Pantone Combining The Power Of Color And The Joyful Pursuit Of Travel

From Art Basel in Miami Beach, the first in a series of interactive pop-ups featuring the 2019 Pantone Color Of The Year: Living Coral is debuted.

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Originally Published by Marriott International.

Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International's newest collection of independent and characterful hotels, today announced a first-of-it-kind collaboration with Pantone, a renowned global color authority: introducing a series of experiential pop-ups that celebrate the power of color and the pursuit of travel to inspire creativity and connect communities. Aptly named for its communal nature and colorful design, the Pantone Pantry by Tribute Portfolio will debut at Art Basel in Miami Beach at the Royal Palm South Beach Miami Resort and will travel to new Tribute Portfolio hotels next year.

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Marriott: Mic Drop: W Hotels Makes Music with Perfume Genius to Benefit Immigration Equality

New exclusive cover and music video, "Not For Me" dropped as W Records partnered with Matador recording artist, Perfume Genius.

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Originally Published by Marriott International.

W Hotels Worldwide announced last week that the second phase of their newest music initiative, W Records, would feature Matador recording artist, Perfume Genius. Now track two and the accompanying music video with the rising star is available everywhere. "Not For Me," is Perfume Genius' cover of an emotional Bobby Darin song. The music video serves as Perfume Genius lead-singer Mike Hadreas' directorial debut. "It was very easy to see the visual world this song lives in," said Hadreas. "I could feel it even in the beginning of putting the music together. I imagined something warm and painterly but wrapped in alien gauze. Directing the video myself brought the song closer to my heart." "Not for Me," follows last week's release of the single "Alan (rework)." Both tracks are now available everywhere.

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Marriott International Expands "Culture Day" Program Worldwide In 2018

Immersive trainings offer hotel staff and corporate customers deep dives into 13 cultures, underscoring company's aim to welcome all, elevate customer satisfaction and drive business; the newest culture days: Native American and LGBTQ.

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Originally Published by Marriott International.

Marriott International announced the expansion of its groundbreaking Culture Day program aimed at fostering multicultural understanding to ensure welcoming environments at its hotels and increase guest satisfaction. Since Marriott founded the program in 2014, the company has hosted more than 50 Culture Day trainings in over 30 cities and eight countries. During 2018, demand for the program doubled as more hotels as well as corporate customers requested this training.

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Trump Cancels Visit to WWI Cemetery Because of Rain

"It's incredible that a president would travel to France for this significant anniversary — and then remain in his hotel room watching TV," David Frum said on Twitter.

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery dedicated to the U.S. soldiers killed in the Belleau Wood battle during World War I / YOUTUBE

Light, steady rain resulted in President Trump cancelling plans to attend a commemoration in France on Saturday to honor U.S. soldiers killed during World War I.

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Talent Flourishes in Culinary and Beverage Faceoff at Marriott International Headquarters

Sherene Hutchinson and Jonathan Martin Miller crowned as Marriott International's top culinary and beverage talent at the first annual Masters of the Craft Competition.

Originally Published by Marriott International.

Marriott International recognized the creative brilliance of Sherene Hutchinson of the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and Jonathan Martin Miller of The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, as 2018's Masters of the Craft. The two emerged victorious in the final round of the ultimate continent-wide culinary and beverage competition, designed to discover and showcase some of Marriott's best talent behind its restaurants and bars across North, South and Central America. With its emphasis on developing and promoting culinary talent, Masters of the Craft supports the company's sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360, and its commitment to Empower Through Opportunity.

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Season 2 of Marriott International's Cinematic Series StoryBooked Available Now

Introspective docuseries examining the intersection of travel and creativity to be available through diverse distribution channels including cable channels, theaters, social media and hotel room TV's.

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Originally Published by Marriott International.

The second installment of Marriott International's cinematic docuseries, StoryBooked, are now available to screen at https://traveler.marriott.com/StoryBooked.

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JW Marriott New Orleans Unveils Luxurious Renovations

The hotel's new aesthetic features deluxe accommodations and provides travelers with cultural experiences in the vibrant setting of New Orleans.

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Originally Published by Marriott International.

JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the highly-anticipated completion of JW Marriott New Orleans' massive renovation, which includes an extensive transformation to all 494 guestrooms, seven suites and public spaces. The hotel's restoration embraces the culture and vivacity of The Big Easy while providing JW Marriott's sophisticated and self-assured guests with the highest degree of luxury service and accommodations.

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Marriott International's #Lovetravels Beyond Barriers Program Gives $500K to Inclusion, Equality, Peace and Human Rights Advocates

Leaders from ConPRmetidos, PERIOD, Weird Enough Productions and VideoOut will each receive $50,000 as well as access to Marriott's intellectual capital and resources.

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Originally Published by Marriott International.

Marriott International announces the creation of Beyond Barriers, the next phase of Marriott's groundbreaking #LoveTravels program. #LoveTravels Beyond Barriers celebrates and supports those who are actively leading unique strategies to promote inclusion, equality, peace and human rights. A centerpiece of the program will be the #LoveTravels Beyond Barriers Social Innovation Investment, which over the course of a year, will distribute $500,000 in grants to groups and individuals who are actively breaking down barriers that divide.

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