* Is the action legal? * Is it consistent with Marriott’s business values, and is it a wining situation for both Marriott and the customers? * How would you feel about your decision if your friends and community learned about it in the media? * What would you do if you Marriott and you were responsible for our reputation?
Confidentiality not retaliation has always been a policy with the Marriott Corporation. The Marriot International respects the confidentially of its associates who report potential Business conduct violations and has no retaliation policy for associates who raise concern honestly and in good faith.
The hotel industry is full of potential business venture. This is due to large amount of competitor in this one particular market. The Marriott International is a corporation strong enough to merge and acquired various hotels that fall short of their financial bottom line. Since 1993 to present, the Marriott International has made 21 acquisitions while taking stakes in 3 companies and has 67 divestitures. The most recent merger was the acquisition of the 176 room Residence Inn in Manhattan Beach California by Investcorp Real Estate in June 2011 (Mandzy 2011). The investment manager from Investcorp, plans to renovate and upgrade the property, which will operate under a new franchise agreement with Marriott International. Investcorp states that its total investment would be $40 million, which includes the costs of the renovation. In the