J. W. Marriott, Jr.
John Willard "Bill" Marriott, Jr. (b. March 25, 1932, Washington, D.C.) isthe Chairman and CEO of Marriott International.
LIFE AND SUCCESS
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