The Boston Marriott Long Wharf is a frequently visited luxury hotel in Boston ideal for a holiday or business trip. This 5 star deluxe establishment houses fitness center, a hair salon and its business center services business guests with a technology help-desk and business services. The hotel bar/lounge features a 24-hour room service. Facilities for events are available at this five star luxury establishment consist of banquet facilities and conference rooms. Marriott Hotels International, Inc. operator and franchiser world-wide of a broad portfolio of 4 and 5 star luxury hotels and lodging amenities. Founded by J. Marriott, the company is currently led by his son J.W. (Bill) Marriott, Jr. Today, Marriott Hotels International operates roughly 3,150 hotels & resorts. Marriott Hotels Group was founded thanks to J. Willard Marriott in 1927 when he and his wife opened a root beer stand in Washington D.C.. Marriott was the missionary in in this city and was convinced what Washington needed a place to rest for a refreshing beer in the sweltering, humid summer. Only later they expanded their enterprises from a simple bar to a luxury chain of restaurants & luxury hotels. The Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, is the Marriott International’s oldest establishment , and had its 50th birthday in 2009. Their son and present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, J.W. Bill Marriott, had managed the cooperation to spectacular worldwide growth. Now a days, Marriott Hotels International has 3,150 resorts and hotels located in the United States and 67 in other countries and territories. Marriott Hotels International was formed dating back to 1992 when the Marriott Corporation halved into two entities, Marriott International and Host Marriott Corporation. Looking back to 2002 Marriott Hotels International began a large restructuring by spinning off many Senior Living Services Communities (which is now part of Sunrise Senior Living) and Marriott Distribution Services, hence the company could focus on hotel ownership and management. By 2003 the changes were completed. In April 1995, Marriott International acquired a 49% interest in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC. Marriott Hotels believed that it could increase revenue, profit margin and sales at the Ritz, a less effective but very popular luxury hotel chain with a significant number of properties either not being in the profit zone or just breaking even. Marriott’s initial investment was refined to be $200 million in cash and calculated debt. The year after, Marriott spent $331 million to take over the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta and take over a majority share in two hotels owned by William Johnson, a real estate developer who had purchased the Ritz-Carlton Boston in 1983 and expanded his Ritz holdings over the next couple of decades. The Ritz initiated expansion into the profitable timeshare market among other new business expansion plans made financially possible thanks to the large financial resources of Marriott, which also lent its own in-house expertise in certain areas. There were other benefits for The Ritz-Carlton flowing from its relationship with Marriott, the Ritz-Carlton made use of buying power and reservation system of its parent company. The deal was solidified in 1998 as Marriott International made it very clear to be interested in The Ritz-Carlton to 99 percent. In 1999 revenues from the 35 hotels it directed world-wide totaled roughly $1.4 billion.
Marriott International owned Ramada International Hotels & Resorts up to the 15th September 2004 when the chain was sold to Cendant. At all of the North American establishments the Marriott International is the first hotel chain to serve food that is completely free of trans fats. In 2005, Marriott International and Marriott Vacation Club International comprised two of the 53 entities that supported the max of $250,000 to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush. Marriott introduced on the 19th July, 2006 that all lodging establishments they operate in the USA and Canada would become non-smoking beginning September 2006. “The new policy includes all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public space and employee work areas.”
Hotels in Rome
A lot of the Rome hotels are placed in vicinity to known landmarks, and popular places for shopping and dining along the Via Veneto, Trevi fountain, Barberini, the Quirinale, Castro Pretorio and Repubblica areas.