Marriott International’s ‘Run to Give’ Charity Run



Marriott International’s ‘Run to Give’ Charity Run Returns  in 2017 Across Asia Pacific

7 Hotels in Xian Join Hands in Support of Yao Foundation 

[Xian, China] – Oct 2017 – Marriott International in Asia Pacific announced that its ‘Run to Give’ charity run will take place in 50 locations across Asia Pacific. Debuted in 2014, the annual ‘Run to Give’ brings hotel associates together to organize runs in different cities to support local charities. This year, 7 hotels, the Westin Xi’an, Le Meridien Xi’an,Chanba, Sheraton Xi’an Hotel, Sheraton Xi’an North City Hotel, Renaissance Xi’an Hotel, The Fairway Place, Xi’an–Marriott Executive Apartments and Courtyard by Marriott Xi’an North in Xi’an will join efforts to raise funds for Yao Foundation on 14 October, 2017.


‘Run to Give’ is a key event in Asia Pacific under the company’s ‘TakeCare’ movement, which aims to encourage associates to live their best life by promoting physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and creating strong team synergy, while reinforcing the company’s core values of “We Serve Our World”. Craig S. Smith, President and Managing Director, Marriott International Asia Pacific, remarked, “As Marriott International grows bigger, our core belief to serve our world stays the same. With the increased presence of our hotels in terms of footprint and associate strength, we extend our efforts to drive positive sustainable social and economic impact in the communities where our associates live and work. This is the way we take care of our people and our world.”

The race held in Xi’an is divided into 5.8 KM and 11.6 KM. The route will see participants running across the Le Meridien Xi’an,Chanba, which located on the Chanba island.

Registration is priced at RMB100. As part of the registration package, participants will receive T-shirt, armband, issuance and energizing food and beverage package. Interested participants can contact the Westin Xian at 6568 6568-7033 or visit hotel directly before 13 October, 2017 for registration.

Started in 2014 by the legacy Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific as Hotel Charity Run, the inaugural event saw an overwhelming response of over 20,000 runners take part in 92 locations across Asia Pacific; raising a total of close to USD 228,000. Since 2015, the run took on the official event name ‘Run to Give’ and in 2016, Run to Give marked the first associate event where legacy Starwood and Marriott International came together to celebrate a meaningful cause after the merger in September 2016, raising a contribution of nearly USD 270,000.

Run to Give expects to gather more than 250 Marriott International associates, affiliates and athletes from Xi’an.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,200 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 125 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. 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.


Media Contact:

Candice Ma
Digital Marketing Manager, The Westin Xian
Tel: (029) 6568 6568 – 7467

Talisa Ji
Director of Marketing Communications, The Westin Xian
Tel: (029) 6568 6568 – 7005