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Press Release21 July 2020

Marriott to Require All Guests in U.S. to Wear Face Masks

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Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott has announced that all of its hotel guests in the U.S. must wear a face covering from 27 July 2020. The safety requirement, which follows the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)’s “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” announced last week, will come into effect on 27 July 2020.


"Health experts have made it clear that wearing face coverings in public spaces is one of the easiest steps that we can all take to protect one another and reduce the spread of COVID19. As part of our commitment to clean, we made it a brand standard that associates wear masks and set an example," said Arne Sorenson, Marriott International's President and CEO. "We are now extending the requirement to wear face masks in all indoor public spaces to our guests, no matter the jurisdiction."

Marriott currently operates 30 brands and over 7,000 properties across 131 countries and territories. In the U.S, the company operates around 5,435 hotels.


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About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of roughly 7,800 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 138 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

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