Marriott International, Inc. is an American-based worldwide operator and franchisor of a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities. Founded by J. Willard Marriott, the company is now led by son J.W. Marriott, Jr. Today, Marriott International has more than 3,700 properties in over 73 countries and territories around the world. Marriott was founded by J. Willard Marriott in 1927 when he and his wife opened a root beer stand in Washington D.C.. As a Mormon missionary in the sweltering, humid summers in Washington D.C, Marriott was convinced that what the city needed was a such...
|Founders:||J. Willard Marriott|
|Industries:||Hospitality, Hotels and Motels, Tourism|