August 16, 2019

Marriott to spend $500M with women-owned businesses in 2019

By Chuck Dobrosielski

Four years ago, Marriott International pledged to nearly double its annual spend with women-owned businesses to $500 million by 2020. Now, the company has signaled it expects to reach that goal in 2019 instead.

The $500 million total will consist of spending on goods and services at both its managed hotels and at corporate. The products include slippers, coffee and banqueting furniture from China; fragrances, cold press juices and linens from India; and responsible seafood, artwork for guestrooms and lobbies and tortillas from the United States.