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Marriott Facts

Marriott Facts

What you should know about Marriott

Applying for a job? Preparing for an interview? Here are some quick facts to get you acquainted with our company and help you understand what Marriott is all about. Check our news center for the latest Marriott headlines, or connect with us to learn more about working here.

Our founders: The Marriott family

The company was founded by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott in 1927. Their son, J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., grew up working in the family business and spent more than 50 years shaping it into one of the world’s leading hospitality companies. Bill Marriott is currently Marriott’s Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board.

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Our leadership: Continuing the tradition

In March 2012, after fifteen years in leadership roles within the company, Arne M. Sorenson succeeded Bill Marriott as Marriott’s President and CEO. Mr. Sorenson is the third CEO in the company’s history.

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Our growth: Where we’re going

  • A FORTUNE 500 Company
  • Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: MAR)
  • $12 billion in annual revenue in 2012
  • More than 3,700 locations in 75 countries and territories worldwide
  • More than 150 new hotels opened in 2012 in U.S. alone

Our locations: Where we work

Marriott is headquartered near Washington, DC in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. We have more than 3,700 hotels in over 73 countries and territories around the world.

Marriott News Center

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