Marriott International has always focused on welcoming all – from our guests to our associates to our hotel owners and suppliers, regardless of race, nationality, gender, gender identity, age or ability. Open arms are in our DNA, which is only natural for a hospitality company.

Working closely with the disability community, we are currently developing a “Room for All” initiative, where we’re exploring concepts for some of our room designs to dramatically improve the travel experience for guests with disabilities, offering new features such as voice-activated technology to control room temperatures or lights, for example, and room layouts that ensure mobility space for our guests who use wheelchairs.

Last year, Marriott International earned a top-score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index, our comprehensive benchmarking tool, in partnership with the American Association of People with Disabilities, that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions towards disability inclusion and equality.

Regarding this achievement, Marriott International CEO, Arne Sorenson said in his message “Proud to be named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”: “It’s a wonderful recognition and validation but I know our work isn’t done.”

Read the full message here.