In May 2014, the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, opened its doors, becoming the company’s 4,000th hotel. Just two years later, the property was awarded for excellence in promoting diversity and building an environment of inclusion for all. Through a Goodwill Jobs Training partnership, the hotel hired nearly 200 candidates with disadvantaged backgrounds. Associates have logged nearly 1,000 hours volunteering, with a majority of activities focused on empowering diversity and job readiness. The hotel’s supplier diversity efforts have resulted in more than a $1 million spend with women- and minority-owned businesses.