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Marriott Intl. formed in 1992 when the Marriott Corporation split into two separate companies: Host Marriott Corporation and Marriott Intl., headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. However, the Marriott name has been around since its founding in 1927 in Washington, DC. The brand was founded by J. Willard Marriott, a former Mormon missionary and root beer stand operator. The company is now headed by Marriott's son J.W. Marriott, Jr. as chairman and CEO. Keeping the corporation in the family has lent to the success and character of the hotel brand.

Marriott Intl. is a worldwide franchise that boasts an energetic, costumer focused setting to meet the specific needs of every visitor. It's great for the average vacationer looking for a little rest and relaxation amidst their travels or the working business executive anticipating a hefty workload during his or her stay. The numerous amenities and friendly environment make the Marriott Intl. a quality choice for anyone.

A few of the amenities and services that set Marriott Intl. apart from the average hoteliers include high speed internet access, free breakfast, fitness centers, business centers, and pool facilities. The brand also boasts rooms with full kitchens and kitchenettes as well as exceptional room service and even its incredibly convenient on-site restaurants. These meal amenities are great for families looking for a stress-free evening or the working professional looking to grab a quick bite. Additionally, Marriott Intl. hotels are also pet-friendly for those traveling with a furry companion. As well, for the far away guests, the brand includes such amenities as an airport shuttle and 78 locations even accommodate with a car rental desk to help those seeking transportation. Also, for all the nonsmokers out there, Marriott Intl. hotels in the United States and Canada went completely smoke-free in 2006.

On top of all of these outstanding amenities, the Marriott brand also offers a loyalty program. Frequent guests of the Marriott hotels can sign up to become a member of Marriott Rewards. Members receive exclusive offers and rates. As well, members can sign up for a Marriott Rewards Signature Visa Card. There are several ways to earn Marriott Rewards points: through hotel stays, use of Marriott partner travel services and airline programs, as well as certain retail and even financial services partners. Members can even convert points from Diners Club and EnergyPlus. These points can earn members significant discounts and exclusive weekend getaways.

In addition to its convenience and luxury, Marriott Intl. is one the world's leading hoteliers. With 3,150 locations in 68 countries, this hotel brand is at the top of the service industry. With this kind of notoriety, Marriott guests should expect nothing less than the most professional and well-equipped services during their stay. The Marriott Brand not only owns the string of Marriott hotels throughout the world, but numerous other quality hotel chains as well. The Marriott Intl.'s full service lodging brands include the Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, the Ritz-Carlton, and the BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts. As well, its select service lodging includes Courtyard by Marriott , Fairfield Inn by Marriott, and Springhill Suites by Marriott. Additionally, the brand's extended stay lodging includes Residence Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, and ExecuStay by Marriott. Finally, Marriott Intl. owns four timeshare brands as well: Marriott Vacation Club Intl., Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, the Ritz-Carlton Club, and Marriott Grand Residence Club.

Although the Marriott brand can be found around the globe, there are a few locations that stand out. The Key Bridge Marriott located in Arlington, Virginia has the prestige of being the Marriott brand's longest operating hotel. This specific hotel reached its 50th anniversary in 2009. Another notorious Marriott hotel is located along the world's most famous avenue: the Champs Elysees in Paris. The Paris Marriott Champs Elysees is a perfect blend of old European charm and sophisticated modern luxury, perfect for the world traveler or savvy business executive. Yet another astonishing Marriott Intl. hotel brand is theJW Marriott CaracasBirmingham Marriott Hotel in the West Midlands, UK. This four star accommodation is complete with full service spa and fitness center, as well as fine dining at the West 12 Restaurant and Bar.

So whether you are looking for relaxation or a modern work environment, the Marriott Intl. brand is the right choice. Why not indulge yourself in an affordable luxury while away from home?

The Marriott brands are known for their quality services and numerous amenities; leaving every traveler completely satisfied.

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