Marriott Armenia staff Join Fuller Center to build w/Arshakyan Fam

Fuller Center for Housing Armenia
Contact: Haykuhi Khachatryan
Yerevan 0033, Baghramyan str. 3rd lane, house 10a
Tel: (+374 10) 271 499

Press Release
10, August, 2009

August 10, 2009, Haytagh village, Armavir region, Armenia

Armenia Marriott Hotel staff members joined Fuller Center for Housing
Armenia beneficiary family on the building site in the village of Haytagh,
Armavir region.

Armenia Marriott Hotel associates including Management and Hourly staff were
in the village of Haytagh to help build a house for a disadvantaged family.
A group consisting of 12 staff members did not waste an opportunity to help
Arshakyan family to get their first ever house and a possibility to raise
their children in safe and healthy conditions.

Sub-standard housing is all too common in Armenia. Many families live in
deteriorated housing, in cramped quarters with inadequate water and heat.
These families are unable to purchase their own homes, as they do not have
sufficient income to save to pay for the entire house cost up front.

Fuller Center for Housing Armenia provides these families long term interest
free loans and which is more important encourages volunteers to join the
beneficiary families build with them shoulder to shoulder.

"This joint effort once more demonstrated that core values and culture are
the ideals that serve as the foundation of all aspects of Marriott’s Spirit
to Serve" said Ami Miron, the General Manager of Armenia Marriott Hotel.
"The Spirit to Serve the community is demonstrated every day by associate
and corporate support of local, national, and international initiatives and
programs". Serving the community is an important part of doing business "the
Marriott Way." "We pledge that every Marriott community will be a better
place to live and work because we are there". JW Marriott Jr.

Fuller Center for Housing Armenia believes that the core values of Marriott
Inc. are related to those of the organization, as both of them are widely
involved in community developing activities.

"It is very encouraging to see that a corporation like Marriott INC is
joining FCH Armenia in the common goal to make life in our communities more
comfortable and decent for everyone. I believe that the Armenia Marriott
Hotel build day will become a wonderful example of serving our communities
and landing hand to the families, deprived of basic dwelling. It is also
very symbolic to see that hospitality -Business Company cares of those who
need a place to spend safe nights and to build safe future for their
children, said Ashot Yeghiazaryan, Fuller Center for Housing Armenia

Marriott International, Inc., is a leading lodging company. Its heritage can
be traced to a root beer stand opened in Washington, D.C., in 1927 by J.
Willard and Alice S. Marriott. Today, Marriott International has more than
3,200 lodging properties located in the United States and 66 other countries
and territories. For more information, please visit

The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia is working to eliminate poverty
housing by providing long term, interest free loans and by assisting with
volunteers helping low-income families to build simple, sustainable,
affordable houses and renovate their houses. For more information, please

FCHA address: Baghramyan 3rd lane, house 10/A, Yerevan 0033, Armenia,

email: [email protected], Phone: (374 10) 27 14 99.