In November 2010, a small group based at Marriott headquarters met for the first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Straight Ally group for Marriott International called ONE. This Associate Network was cultivated to serve as a voice for LGBTQ associates and their allies, as well as to create a supportive network for a community that had no formal representation before within the company.

With over 1,500 volunteer members around the world, ONE continues to move forward in seeking new ways to:


  • Develop community among members

  • Increase a diversity mindset to include LGBTQ issues, and

  • Assist in unleashing revenue opportunities with concentrated marketing & sales efforts within the LGBTQ community

Did You Know? Marriott is consistently recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a 100 percent scorer on the Corporate Equality Index and one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

LGBT ERG at Marriott