The first JW Marriott, named in honor of founder J. Willard Marriott, opens in downtown Washington, D.C.
One company, many brands--that's the innovative model that Marriott began building in the late 1980s. From pioneering the extended-stay business to launching distinctive brands geared toward the business traveler to increasing its presence overseas, Marriott International broke new ground in its quest to become the #1 hospitality company in the world.
Marriott acquires ExecuStay corporate housing company.
Marriott International co-founder Alice Sheets Marriott passes at the age of 92.
The first Bulgari Hotels & Resorts property opens in Milan, Italy.
Bill Marriott and Ian Schrager officially announce the EDITION brand.
Marriott launches Autograph Collection, a new brand of upscale and luxury independent hotels.
AC Hotels by Marriott brand formally launches.
Today we are on a mission to shape the future of travel through technology and innovation. From mobile check-in and lobby Greatrooms to transforming the meeting experience with our Red Coat Direct app, we are making travel more brilliant for our guests. Use the circles below to explore milestones in this era.
Arne Sorensen becomes President and CEO of Marriott International.
Marriott acquires Gaylord Hotels Brand adding five hotels and approximately 2 million square feet of meeting and event space.
Marriott debuts MOXY HOTELS – The new brand is the company’s first entry into the economy tier, three-star hospitality segment in Europe.
Design-focused AC Hotels by Marriott brand is imported into the Americas.
Marriott nearly doubles distribution in Africa to more than 23,000 rooms with its acquisition of Protea Hotels’ Brands.
2015: Marriott International acquires Delta Hotels and Resorts®; Becomes the Largest Full-Service Hotelier in Canada.
Marriott International acquires Starwood Hotels & Resorts, creating the world’s largest hotel company with 5,700+ properties offering more than 1.1 million rooms across 30 brands in over 110 countries.
Clockwise, J. Willard, Alice, Richard, Duke & Bill 1945
Left to right: Bill, Debbie, John, Alice, J. Willard, Richard, Stephen, Donna, David, Karen, Sandy, Nancy, Mary Alice & Julieanne
J.W. Marriott, Jr. at the Bethesda, Maryland Hot Shoppe