Hewitt Associates to Provide HR Services to Marriott International

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 14, 2005–Hewitt Associates (NYSE:HEW), a global human resources services firm, announced today it will provide human resources services to Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR). Under a seven-year agreement, Hewitt will provide human resources business process outsourcing (BPO) services, including workforce administration, benefits, compensation, recruiting, domestic relocation, and learning and development services to Marriott’s 133,000 employees.

“At Marriott, we take great pride in our ‘Spirit to Serve’ and our focus on guests,” said Brendan Keegan, executive vice president of human resources, Marriott International. “We chose to partner with an organization that has a reputation for its commitment to quality. We look forward to providing our employees with outstanding human resources services, while improving capabilities and increasing cost efficiencies.”

“From one well-known and respected brand to another, we’re excited to be serving Marriott and its employees,” said Bryan Doyle, human resources outsourcing business leader, Hewitt Associates. “Our breadth of services, experience and expertise in human resources will enable Marriott to concentrate on its core business of servicing guests.”

About Hewitt Associates

With more than 60 years of experience, Hewitt Associates (NYSE:HEW) is the world’s foremost provider of human resources outsourcing and consulting services. The firm consults with more than 2,300 companies and administers human resources, health care, payroll and retirement programs on behalf of more than 300 companies to millions of employees and retirees worldwide. Located in 35 countries, Hewitt employs approximately 19,000 associates. For more information, please visit www.hewitt.com.

About Marriott International

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 133,000 employees. It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by Fortune(R) magazine. In fiscal year 2004, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $10 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.

Posted February 23, 2005 in Talent Acquisition

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