ORLANDO, Fla., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC) was honored with a Gold Stevie Award for Company of the Year in Hospitality & Leisure in addition to five Stevie Awards in various categories during the 15th Annual American Business Awards.
"We can accomplish extraordinary things with passion and dedication," said Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide. "Our associates are truly the foundation of our company and this award is a true testament to our culture and the commitment of our associates worldwide to providing the best vacation experience to our Owners and guests."
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year's Stevie Award winners. Awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide also received the following Stevie Awards:
- Silver Stevie Awards
- Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year – Harvest for Hunger
- Innovation of the Year – Marriott Vacation Club Pulse – A Breakthrough in Vacationing
- Customer Service Team of the Year – Marriott Vacation Club Owner Services
- Bronze Stevie Awards
- Innovation of the Year – Leadership Innovation
- Customer Service Department of the Year – Marriott Vacation Club Owner Services
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 over 60 resorts. 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 www.marriottvacationsworldwide.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MarriottVAC and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarriottVacationsWorldwide.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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 www.StevieAwards.com.
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