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J. W. Marriott, Jr.
John Willard "Bill" Marriott, Jr. (b. March 25, 1932, Washington, D.C.) isthe Chairman and CEO of Marriott International.
J.W. Marriott, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MarriottInternational, Inc., one of the world’s largest lodging companies. Hisleadership spans more than 50 years, and he has taken Marriott from afamily restaurant business to a global lodging company with more than3,200 properties in 67 countries and territories. Mr. Marriott’s vision for the company is to be the world’s lodging leader.It is grounded in his intense focus on taking care of the guest, extensiveoperational knowledge, the development of a highly skilled and diverseworkforce, and offering the best portfolio of lodging brands in theindustry.
Under his leadership, Marriott continues to enjoy strong customer,owner and franchise preference, steady growth and profitability.
 Known throughout the industry for his hands-on management style, Mr.Marriott has built a highly regarded culture that emphasizes theimportance of Marriott’s people and recognizes the value they bring to theorganization.Marriott International’s “spirit to serve” culture is based on a business philosophy originated more than 80 years ago by his parents, J. Willardand Alice S. Marriott – “Take care of the associate, and they’ll take care of the guest.” Today, approximately 300,000 Marriott associates are servingguests in Marriott managed and franchised properties throughout theworld.Marriott International is also well known as a great place to work and for its commitment to diversity, social responsibility and community
engagement. It has consistently been named to Fortune’s lists of mostadmired companies, best places to work and top companies for minorities.At an early age, Mr. Marriott developed a passion for the business andworked in a variety of positions in the Hot Shoppes restaurant chain duringhis high school and college years.He joined the company full-time in 1956 and soon afterward, took over management of Marriott’s first hotel. Mr. Marriott became executive vice president of the company, then its president, in 1964. He was elected chief executive officer in 1972, and chairman of the board in 1985.Regarded as a lodging innovator, Mr. Marriott began shifting the companyin the late 1970s from hotel ownership to property management andfranchising. His strategic decision allowed the company to accelerate itsgrowth and broaden its leadership position.That transformation culminated in the company’s split into MarriottInternational, a hotel management and franchising company, headed byMr. Marriott, and Host Marriott International, a hotel ownership companychaired by his younger brother, Richard Marriott.Mr. Marriott has also worked to compile a family of 18 lodging brandsthat range from limited service to full service luxury hotels that meet theneeds of any traveler.Today, the company manages and franchises hotels and resorts under theMarriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Bulgaria, The Ritz-Carlton,Courtyard, Residence Inn, Springhill Suites, Town Place Suites, andFairfield Inn brand names; develops and operates vacation ownershipresorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, The Ritz-CarltonClub, Grand Residences by Marriott, and Horizons brands; operatesMarriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housingthrough its Marriott Executes division; operates conference centres; andmanages golf courses.Mr. Marriott serves on the board of The J. Willard & Alice S. MarriottFoundation. He is a member of the National Business Council and theExecutive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council. He alsoserves as the chairman of the Mayo Clinic Capital Campaign.

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