Headquarters: Global: U.S., Regional: U.A.E.
COO—Middle East, Egypt, and Türkiye: Sandeep Walia
In 2023, Marriott collaborated with Etihad Airways to plant 12,000 mangrove trees to create the Etihad Marriott Mangrove Forest on Jubail Island. Its Middle East hotels use Winnow AI technology to measure and track food waste for their kitchen teams. They managed to save the equivalent of 307,000 meals a year across 20 hotels, reducing total food waste by 120 tonnes. Marriott hotels are participating and aligning with Dubai Can, a citywide sustainability initiative that empowers communities to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.