BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Marriott International has been recognized as one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®, the world's largest annual study of workplace excellence. Ranked 7 th out of 25, Marriott is the highest-ranked hotel company on the list, building on its inclusion on Great Place to Work lists in multiple countries around the world, including Brazil, India, Japan, Mexico, United Arab Emirates and the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131023/PH03015 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130531/PH23900LOGO ) "We are very pleased to have been honored once again as one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work Institute," said David Rodriguez, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Marriott International. "In a highly competitive environment, particularly in rapidly expanding markets such as the Asia Pacific and Middle East, being recognized as one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces further reinforces our reputation as a top employer in global markets." Since launching the first best workplaces lists in partnership with FORTUNE magazine in the United States and Exame in Brazil in 1997, Great Place to Work® now recognizes leading workplaces in nearly 50 countries. The World's Best Multinational Workplace list is based on a pool of data from some 2,900 companies that were listed on Great Place to Work® country lists. Every year, Great Place to Work® analyzes data from surveys taken by more than 5 million employees and workplace culture analytics taken from 7,200 companies, which represent more than 16 million employees. "The companies listed on the third-annual World's Best Multinational Workplaces list are creating workplaces dedicated to fostering trust, pride and camaraderie amongst their employees," said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work®. "Their inclusion on this prestigious list demonstrates their commitment to continually improving the lives of their employees and setting innovative new standards for workplaces of the future." To view the entire complete World's Best Multinational Workplaces list, please visit www.greatplacetowork.net/worldsbest. For more information about careers at Marriott, visit http://www.marriott.com/careers. About Marriott International:Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 72 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. About Great Place to Work® : Great Place to Work®, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in almost 50 countries. About the World's Best Multinational Workplaces List:Great Place to Work's annual World's Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce outside of the company's home country. SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.