BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International has partnered with Los Angeles-based A Woman’s Nation to encourage hotel guests to leave tips and notes of thanks in designated envelopes provided in guestrooms.

The Envelope Please initiative will see envelopes placed in more than 160,000 guestrooms at Marriott-managed hotels across the U.S. and Canada. Marriott has also invited its franchise hotels to participate in this initiative. The Envelope Please makes leaving them a gratuity simple and secure.

“The Envelope Please was born from having conversations with women I’ve met who have taken care of my room during hotel stays. They told me room attendants, who are often the primary breadwinner for their families, are often forgotten when it comes to tipping, unlike other front-of-house employees, since most travellers don’t see them face-to-face. I hope this gratitude initiative will make these women feel seen and validated,” said Maria Shriver, founder of A Woman’s Nation.


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