Marriott International Corporate Office AddressMarriott International
10400 Fernwood Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Contact Marriott InternationalPhone Number: (301) 380-3000
Fax Number: (301) 380-5067
Email: Email Marriott International
ExecutivesCEO: Arne M. Sorenson
CFO: Carl T. Berquist
COO: Anthony G. Capuano Jr.
Marriott International History
Marriott International was founded by William J. Marriott and his wife, Alice Sheets Marriott, when they opened their first hotel, the Twin Bridges Marriott Motor Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.
The founder’s son, J.W. Marriott, brought the company to huge worldwide growth during his 50+ year career.
Marriott International was formed in 1993 when Marriott Corporation was split into two companies, Marriott International and Host Marriott Corporation.
In 1995 Marriott International acquired 49% interest in Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, a then-struggling company. Marriott later acquired Ritz-Carlton.
Between 2002 and 2003 Marriott International spun off some of its divisions to be able to focus on hotel ownership and management.
Today Marriott International is one of the world’s leading hoteliers with 3,700 operated or franchised properties globally.
The company owns Fairfield Inn, Courtyard, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, and the Ritz-Carlton luxury chain. It also manages about 45 golf courses.
Marriott International publicly trades on the NASDAQ, is a member of the S&P 500, and is #230 in the Fortune 500. The company has 123,000 employees and had $2.49 billion in revenue in 2013.