The Columbus Airport Marriott is a famous luxury hotel in Columbus, with nearby attractions such as Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus Museum of Art and the Columbus Crew Stadium , ideal for a vacation or high profile business trip. This 5 star deluxe hotel houses fitness center, a hair salon and the hotel’s business center services guests with a technology help-desk and business services. The Columbus Airport Marriott bar/lounge features a 24-hour room service. Event amenities are available at this 5-star most exclusive hotel consist of banquet facilities and conference rooms. Marriott Hotels International, is a franchiser and operator world-wide of a broad portfolio of mainly 5 star luxury hotels and high-end lodging amenities. Founded by Marriott, the company is now managed by son J.W. (Bill) Marriott, Jr. Today, Marriott Hotels International operates more than 3,150 city hotels & beach resorts. Marriott was founded thanks to Willard Marriott in 1927 when and he opened together with his wife a small beer stand business in Washington D.C.. Marriott was the missionary in Washington and he was convinced that what Washington needed a beer stand to rest for a refreshing cocktail in the sweltering, humid summer time. After some time the business expanded their enterprises into a luxury chain of restaurants and 5 star hotels. Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia is Marriott International’s longest operating star hotel , and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. Their son and current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the company, J.W. (Bill) Marriott, Jr. has managed the company to rapid growth around the world. Now a days, Marriott International has over 3,150 5 star hotel and resort properties placed in the US and 67 in other popular destinations. Marriott International was created in 1992 at the time when Marriott Corporation split into two companies, Host Marriott Corporation and Marriott International. Back in 2002 Marriott 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, so that the company could pool on hotel management and ownership. In 2003 the amendments were completed.
In April 1995, Marriott Hotels acquired a 49% interest in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC. Marriott Hotels International believed that it could grow profit and sales at the Ritz, a profitable but troubled luxury hotel chain with a number of hotels either not making money or just breaking even. The cost of Marriott’s initial investment was measured to be roughly $200 million in cash and assumed debt. The following year, Marriott Hotels spent $331 million to buy the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta and acquire a majority share in two properties 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 began expansion into the very profitable timeshare market among other new plan made financially possible , which also lent its own in-house expertise in certain areas. There were other benefits for The Ritz-Carlton taking advantage from its business relationship with Marriott, the Ritz-Carlton made use of buying power and reservation system of its parent company. The deal was finalized in 1998 when Marriott International boosted its interest in The Ritz-Carlton Hotels to 99 percent. By 1999 the revenue generated from the 35 5 star hotels it managed world-wide totaled almost $1.4 billion.
Marriott International owned Ramada International Hotels & Resorts until its sale on September 15, 2004 to Cendant. At all of the North American properties the Marriott International is the first hotel chain to serve food that is completely free of trans fats.
In 2005, Marriott Vacation Club International and Marriott International enfolded two of the 53 businesses that contributed the max of $250,000 to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush.
Marriott established on the 19th July, 2006 that all luxury hotel establishments managing in the US 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.”
A range of hotels in rome are located near major landmarks, as well as popular places for shopping and dining along the Via Veneto, Castro Pretorio, Trevi fountain, the Quirinale, Barberini and Repubblica areas.