Decision Maker Response

Marriott’s response

Feb 12, 2016 — See PETA’s comments on Marriott’s use of down-alternative products:
(www.peta.org/blog/leading-retailers-are-ditching-down-thanks-to-peta/)

We have had a number of hotel brands, including AC and Moxy, which have down-alternative (synthetic) products as a brand standard. In our Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites brands we provide down-alternative fill exclusively in the blankets and comforters with 50% of the pillows being down-alternative. In our other brands down-alternative products are always available upon request. We have enhanced our policies and training in order to provide a guest room that is free of any down products when requested. Our research continues to show the vast majority of guests prefer down bedding. We will continue to evaluate our product offerings balancing, amongst other things, sustainability and consumer preferences.

Please see our 2015 Responsible Sourcing Report to learn more about our efforts. (www.marriott.com/Multimedia/PDF/CorporateResponsibility/2015_Reports/2015_ResponsibleSourcing.pdf)