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Marriott Hotel in Zürich, Switzerland

Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites is Marriott International's flagship brand of full service hotels and resorts. The company, based in Washington D.C., is repeatedly included on the Forbes Best Companies to Work for list, and was voted the 4th best company to work for in the UK by The Times in 2009.[1]

As of December 2005, there were 482 hotels and resorts operating under the brand.

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History

During America's Bicentential in 1976, Marriott opened two identical amusement parks, named Great America in Santa Clara, California and Gurnee, Illinois. The California park is now owned by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. The Illinois park is now owned by Six Flags. There are some obvious visuals still remaining at both parks regarding their days as Marriott parks. The original theme was American patriotism. The imagery of "Old Glory" and other American icons still are displayed in some architecture. Both parks boast one double-decker merry-go-round each. While both parks have dismantled their "Triple Wheel" Ferris wheels, the California park still operates its sky ride.

In September 2005, Marriott Hotels & Resorts unveiled its first new room designs in ten years.[2] Dubbed mSpot, the new rooms feature clean lines and updated technology, and are intended to be younger, urban and more hip than they had been previously.

In 2004, Marriott introduced the worldwide brand standard Marriott Bed, consisting of six goose down feather pillows, a luxury mattress with mattress topper, and Egyptian cotton sheets. The Marriott Bed is designed to appeal to worldwide travellers who will know what to expect when they turn in at a Marriott Hotel.[3]

Schrager/Marriott Hotels Global Projects

Ian Schrager & Marriott CEO J.W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr. have just announced on Bloomberg a new venture to do Schrager designed boutique hotels globally at all key larger global cities.. The new hotel brand will be called Edition.

Events

On September 20, 2008 the Marriott hotel in Islamabad came under attack from militants. The hotel was turned into ashes when a suicide bomber crashed into the entrance gate of the hotel. A fire due to the explosion of a gas cylinder and about 600kg of explosives in the truck claimed many casualties.

Misc.

The loyality program is called Marriott Rewards®.

References

The Marriott Hotel under pays and mormonises their staff and brainwashes them into thinking they are part of something wonderful.

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