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. In April 2014, Marriott Hotels & Resorts acquired The Protea Hotel Group in South Africa, rebranding the Protea Hotels name to Protea Hotels By Marriott.
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.