Marriott Hotels & Resorts

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Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International’s flagship brand of full-service hotels and resorts. The company, based in Bethesda, Maryland, is repeatedly included on the Forbes list of best companies to work for, and it was voted the fourth best company to work for in the UK by The Times in 2009.

As of December 31, 2018, there were 567 hotels and resorts with 201,366 rooms operating under the brand. The loyalty program is called Marriott Bonvoy.

The Marriott chain began with two motels in the 1950s. The first opened as a Quality Inn airport motel near Washington D.C. and another motel nearby, the Twin Bridges, a few years later. With the opening of the second motel, Marriott was born as a brand name. The Twin Bridges property was demolished in 1990, but the Key Bridge property still operates, but as a full-service hotel.

In 1967, Marriott opened its first resort hotel, Camelback Inn, in Arizona, USA. Marriott Hotels & Resorts expanded outside of the United States for the first time in 1969 with the opening of the Marriott in Acapulco, Mexico.

By 1975, Marriott Hotels & Resorts had expanded to Europe, with the Amsterdam Marriott hotel opening that year.

In 1976, Marriott opened two Great America theme parks but sold to Six Flags in 1984.

In these first several decades, Marriott International owned and managed many of the hotels within its portfolio. In 1993, the company decided to spin off the real estate ownership operations as a new company, Host Marriott, while retaining hotel management services under the Marriott International company name.

By 1999, there were over 360 Marriott Hotels & Resorts in 47 countries, and in 2012 Marriott Hotels & Resorts celebrated the opening of the 500th Marriott Hotels & Resorts property, the Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, in Pune, India.[citation needed] In April 2014, Marriott Hotels & Resorts acquired The Protea Hotel Group in South Africa, rebranding the Protea Hotels name to Protea Hotels By Marriott.[citation needed]

In September 2005, Marriott Hotels & Resorts unveiled its first new room designs in ten years. Dubbed mSpot, the new rooms feature clean lines and updated technology.

Marriott hotel in Berlin, Germany

Marriott hotel in Brisbane, Australia

Marriott Plaza hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Marriott hotel in Budapest, Hungary

Marriott hotel in Cali, Colombia

Marriott hotel in Cairo, Egypt

Marriott hotel in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Marriott hotel in Guam

Marriott hotel in Guangzhou, China

Marriott hotel in Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Marriott hotel in Marbella, Spain

Marriott hotel in Montreal Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Canada

Marriott hotel in Wadi Musa, near Petra, Jordan

Marriott hotel in Nagoya, Japan

Marriott hotel in Champs-Elysees, Paris, France

Marriott hotel in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Marriott hotel in Santiago, Chile

Marriott hotel in Singapore

Marriott hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia

Marriott hotel in Toronto, Canada

Marriott hotel in Vancouver, Canada

Marriott hotel in Warsaw, Poland

Marriott hotel in Zurich, Switzerland

Marriott hotel in Yerevan, Armenia

Anchorage Marriott Downtown hotel in Anchorage, Alaska

Marriott Uptown Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina

Dallas Marriott City Center in Downtown Dallas, Texas

Marriott Beach Place hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Marriott Marquis Atlanta hotel in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel in Baltimore, Maryland

Tampa Marriott Downtown hotel in Tampa, Florida

Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri

Marriott Grand Chateau hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Mobile Marriott hotel in Mobile, Alabama

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square in New York City

New Orleans Marriott Downtown hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana

Orlando World Center Marriott hotel in Orlando, Florida

The Marriott near the San Antonio River Walk in Downtown San Antonio, Texas

San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California

San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel in San Francisco, California

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek in City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Washington Marriott, located in the West End neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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