Marriott Becomes Preferred Hotel Partner of the AJGA


BRASELTON, Ga. – Leading lodging company Marriott International, Inc. will join the American Junior Golf Association in 2011 as the Preferred Hotel Partner of the organization, the AJGA announced Friday.

“Partnering with an organization like the AJGA is a fantastic opportunity for Marriott,” said Joanna Todd, VP of Global Partnerships and Promotions, Marriott International. “This sponsorship gives us great visibility in the golf market, while providing juniors and their families with Marriott’s high level of service and accommodations.”

This multi-year agreement provides AJGA members with special offers and opportunities at Marriott-branded properties. Additionally, Marriott International brands will become the preferred hotel choices at AJGA events. For more information, please visit

“The AJGA is excited to partner with Marriott and provide an added value to our membership,” said Jason Etzen, AJGA Chief Business Officer. “Marriott represents the gold standard in hotels across the world and we look forward to promoting this partnership and providing the best lodging opportunities for players and their families at all of our events.” 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,500 lodging properties in 70 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Autograph Collection, 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, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE, and by Newsweek as one of the greenest big companies in America. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at, and for the latest company news, visit

For more information, please contact Katie Wilson ( in the AJGA Sponsorship Department at (678) 425-1743 or visit