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Marriott Vacation Club International Owner Services Named 2009 Utah Work/Life Award Winner
ORLANDO, Fla. - June 8, 2009 - Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI), the vacation ownership division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), was recently named as one of the 'Best Places to Work' by the Utah Department of Workforce Services' Work/Life Awards. Known nationwide for the rigorous evaluation and application process, Utah's Work/Life Awards recognizes excellence in the workplace.
"Being recognized as one of Utah's 'Best Places to Work' is a great honor for our division and continued affirmation of our outstanding Owner Services Associates," said Ron Essig, vice president, global owner products and services for Marriott Vacation Club International. "The foundation of Marriott Vacation Club International's corporate culture and success is and always will be people first. Our Owner Services Associates are part of that 'people first' culture and their passion and dedication continues to lead us to the highest levels of excellence."
MVCI Owner Services is home to more than 450 Associates and focuses on providing outstanding customer service, worldwide reservations and Marriott Rewards assistance to nearly 395,000 Marriott Owners at more than 50 distinct Marriott Vacation Club resorts worldwide. Owner Services prides itself on offering flexible work schedules that allow Associates to balance their work/home life; internal advancement and career growth opportunities; and one-on-one manager to Associate relationships.
Marriott's "Spirit to Serve" philosophy is also an important part of the company culture and few have been more committed to serving the community than MVCI Owner Services. Within the last year alone, the group has served at more than 11 local charities and non-profit organizations. Furthermore, in September 2008, the Salt Lake City Marriott Customer Service Center hosted a Green Fair and office-wide effort designed to reduce their environmental footprint and energy costs. The Associate-led initiative hosted more than 18 local businesses and non-profits that helped educate Associates by demonstrating ways to properly recycle and reduce energy consumption.
About Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. Celebrating 25 years of unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true; Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry in 1984. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of more than 11,000 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 395,000 Owner families around the globe own their vacations "the Marriott way," offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International's global system of more than 2,400 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For more information, please visit www.marriott-vacations.com. For nightly rentals, please visit www.marriott.com.