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Friday, July 19, 2013

Marriott Celebrates Love and Pride with its Associates

Global lodging leader, Marriott International, Inc. today dedicated a special collection of photos and tributes to its own associates worldwide, celebrating their weddings and commitment ceremonies.

The campaign launches with same-sex couples and will then expand, inviting all families, friends and associates to take part. These photos and tributes may be found on Pinterest, the popular social network and photo sharing platform at   

Be You,With US
The new initiative, part of Marriott’s “Be You, With Us,” campaign, reflects the pride that Marriott takes in honoring the milestones and sharing the personal memories of its associates all around the globe, as they celebrate their own weddings, commitment ceremonies and anniversaries. The couples choosing to take part in this photo collage have done so voluntarily and last names will not be published to respect their privacy.

“As a company that embraces a welcoming culture,” says Joanna Todd, Vice President, Segment Strategy for Marriott, “all of our guests and associates deserve equal respect and inclusion. That is especially true when it comes to their families and their special occasions, including weddings and celebrations.”

“We know that many of our own associates are finding love, tying the knot, starting families and celebrating new recognition of their status. And while every couple is unique, there is always one constant – and that is the expression of love behind their stories.” Todd added that all couples and families, not just Marriott associates, are welcome to participate and share their images.

Marriott hotels frequently host galas and events on behalf of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community leaders including the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays), the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, among others. Marriott also serves as a proud sponsor for these nonprofit organizations, and also as a supporting member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, committed to diverse suppliers including LGBT businesses. Last year, Marriott’s innovative LGBT marketing campaign, “Be You, With Us,” was nominated by GLAAD for its prestigious Amplifier Award. (Note: To see examples of this campaign and to learn more, please visit, available to visitors in five languages.)

Marriott hotels and resorts in Thailand also support LGBT by creating promotions which are:

Perfect & Pristine in Koh Samui - to one of the most romantic escapades in southern Thailand, sink your heart into the sand for a 2 nights stay in your own privacy Deluxe and Pool Villa for two.  Sweet relaxing at Quan Spa for you and your love one to make another memorable moment happens here at the Renaissance Samui Resort & Spa. the package includes complimentary breakfast for two with one bottle of sparkling wine which starting from THB 9,000*
*rate is subject to vat, local tax and service charge; minimum stay 3 nights is required; and other terms & conditions may apply

Together Package to discover the true meaning of romance at secluded resort on Mai Khao beach in Northern Phuket. Let the Navigators point you to the most romantic, undiscovered spots of the Island. Relax and chill out in imaginatively designed rooms, Quan Spa or lounge by the Pool. On this special occasion romance the notion of being together at the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa. Rate is starting from THB 9,015* per room per night and package includes round trip airport transfers, champagne and strawberries in your room on arrival, one set dinner for 2 persons at Takieng - Simple Thai cuisine and a Romantic couples experience at Quan Spa

*rate is subject to vat, local tax and service charge; minimum stay 3 nights is required; and other terms & conditions may apply

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