Marriott Vacations Worldwide Wins Gold at American Business Awards

ORLANDO, Fla. – June 30, 2015 – Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC) was honored with two Gold Stevie® Awards for Company of the Year – Leisure & Hospitality and Human Resources Team of the Year at the 13th Annual American Business Awards. Additionally, the company was presented with four Silver Stevie Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, Human Resources Department of the Year, Human Resources Team of the Year and Customer Service Team of the Year.

“These results further illustrate our world class associate engagement, exceptional customer satisfaction and our associates’ truly amazing dedication to serve others,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide. “I am very proud of our teams and the programs that were recognized at this year’s American Business Awards. It is a testament to our culture of excellence and giving.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 22 in Chicago. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

Earlier this year, Marriott Vacations Worldwide was bestowed with the 2015 ARDA Circle of Excellence Philanthropic Award. Additionally, Marriott Vacation Club, a brand of Marriott Vacations Worldwide, won the ARDA Award for best Sales Training Program of the Year and 10 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service. These awards affirmed the company’s commitment to social responsibility and best-in-class global human resources, global owner services and global sales departments.

About Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a leading global pure-play vacation ownership company, offering a diverse portfolio of quality products, programs and management expertise with 59 resorts and approximately 415,000 Owners and Members. Its brands include Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Grand Residences by Marriott. Since entering the industry in 1984 as part of Marriott International, Inc., the company earned its position as a leader and innovator in vacation ownership products. The company preserves high standards of excellence in serving its customers, investors and associates while maintaining a long-term relationship with Marriott International. For more information, please visit

About the Stevie Awards
The Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.

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