Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- Frederic Morineau, Executive Chef for The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has been awarded both the Gold Standard Award and the J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence, prestigious awards bestowed to top employees across the brand for exemplifying outstanding performance and demonstrating service excellence.

"We are immensely proud of Frederic's extraordinary efforts, accomplishment and long standing commitment to enlivening our company's philosophy of service excellence," said Marc Langevin, General Manager for The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. "Frederic was selected for these honors out of a group of Ladies and Gentlemen considered the best of the best. He's a shining example of a true Ritz-Carlton gentleman and this honor is a tribute to his dedication to excellence in service and hospitality," he added.

As a seasoned culinary professional, Frederic joined The Ritz-Carlton family in 1995 and has served as Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman since 2008. Today Frederic supervises a $30 million (USD) Food and Beverage operation, which includes more than 100 Ladies and Gentlemen, five restaurants, and the Banquet and In Room Dining operations for the award-winning resort in the Cayman Islands.

Frederic deeply embraces The Ritz-Carlton Gold Standards ensuring that the culture is enlivened within his team. He attributes his success to the pride he takes in developing leaders and culinary professionals, and with Frederic's mentorship more than 10 of his team members throughout his tenure have been promoted to Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef positions around the world.

Frederic is not only committed to helping his team but is also focused on improving the local Grand Cayman community. He spearheads "Out of the Kitchen," where he works with the Cayman Islands Culinary Society to raise funds for scholarships that allow young Caymanian students to pursue their dreams within the culinary arts. He also volunteers annually with the Culinary Youth Camp, where he works with young adults in developing a culinary trade. Frederic inspires and encourages dreams for Caymanian students, a true gift to the community.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company recognizes some of the most extraordinary Ladies and Gentlemen within the company with the Gold Standard Awards, honoring those who exemplify the very best in guest service and Ritz-Carlton values. Each year, winners are selected based on their ability to consistently and positively impact Guest Engagement, Employee Engagement, and Community Footprints. The J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence was established in 1987 as a lasting tribute to the company's founder J. Willard Marriott and his ideals of achievement, character, dedication, effort and perseverance.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Spanning 144 acres sea to sea from Seven Mile Beach to the North Sound of one of the Caribbean's most serene and prosperous islands, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman unites the top names in every field to offer its guests one-of-a-kind experiences. The resort features 365 guestrooms and suites, Silver Rain, a La Prairie Spa, five dining venues including a restaurant by Eric Ripert of top-ranking New York restaurant Le Bernardin, the island's largest ballroom, a tennis center by Nick Bollettieri, Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau family program and Blue Tip, a Greg Norman-designed nine-hole golf course.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 86 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

Contact: 
Jaime Moench 
Director of Sales & Marketing 

P.O. Box 32348 KY1-1209
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Tel: (345) 815-6699 
Fax: (345) 815-6855
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