The Partnership Circle is the highest honor Marriott presents to its franchise partners for hospitality excellence. The award recognizes companies that embody Marriott’s vision, share a mutual long-term commitment, fully embrace Marriott’s brand initiatives, focus on associates to create a well-managed and engaged workforce, invest in hotel product, and provide outstanding customer service as measured through Marriott’s guest satisfaction surveys. Winning the Partnership Circle award is a reflection of Marriott’s appreciation that CSM embodies the spirit of Marriott International’s philosophy of “Take Care of the Associate and the Associate will take care of the Guest.”