Marriott’s profits went up 279% since the recession. In the same years, hotel workers’ annual income only increased 7% and our hours went down.(https://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag721.htm)
Marriott is the largest and richest hotel company on the planet, earning $22.9 Billion in revenue in 2017. Marriott is not the only hotel company that profits from providing jobs that are not enough to live on, but they are uniquely positioned to lead.
Marriott has more employees than any hotel company – and more than Facebook, American Airlines, Microsoft, or Boeing.(Annual Reports)
As the largest hotel employer in the world, Marriott can set the standard in the hotel industry.
Marriott has more rooms than any hotel company on earth – 1.2 million(Year-end 2017 numbers, source 10Ks for each company)
Marriott has more than 6,500 properties worldwide and is growing fast, opening a new hotel every 18 hours in 2017.
Marriott is worth more than any hotel on earth – roughly 2x as much as Hilton(Google Finance. As of June 22, 2018.)
Marriott is more than big enough to provide jobs that are enough to live on. We are calling on Marriott: Make one job at Marriott enough to live on.