The Courtyard by Marriott Basking Ridge is a popular luxury hotel in Basking Ridge, New Jersey located Bridgewater Commons in the business district of New Jersey, ideal for visitors on a business trip. This luxury house features fitness center, a hair salon and the property’s business center provides business guests with business services as well as a technology help-desk. The hotel bar/lounge features a 24-hour room service. Amenities for events at this five-star exclusive hotel consist of banquet facilities and conference rooms. Marriott Hotels International, Inc. operator and franchiser world-wide of a broad portfolio of 5 star luxury hotels and related lodging facilities. Founded by J. Marriott, the company is now led by son J.W. Marriott, Jr. Today, Marriott Hotels International has more than 3,150 hotels & resorts.
Marriott Hotels Group was founded thanks to Willard Marriott in 1927 when when he opened a root beer stand together with his wife in Washington D.C.. Marriott was the missionary in Washington and was convinced that what Washington needed a location to rest for a cool beer in the humid, sweltering summers. Only later they expanded their range of services from a simple bar to a luxury chain of restaurants & luxury hotels.
The Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, is Marriott International’s first establishment , and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. Son and present Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the firm, J.W. Bill Marriott, had led the company to growth around the world. At the moment, Marriott Hotels International has slightly over 3,150 fine hotels & resorts operating in the USA and 67 in other popular destinations. Marriott International was formed in 1992 as Marriott Corporation halved into two entities, Marriott International and Host Marriott Corporation. Dating back to 2002 Marriott Hotels International began a major restructuring by performing a spin-off affecting many of the Senior Living Services Communities and Marriott Distribution Services, such that it could pool on hotel management, leadership and ownership. In 2003 the restructuring was finalized.
In April 1995, Marriott International acquired a 49% interest in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC. Marriott Hotels believed that it could grow sales and profit margins at the Ritz hotel, a profitable but troubled luxury hotel chain with a good amount of hotels either losing money or barely breaking even. The sum of finical resources put into this project initially by Marriott International was calculated to be more or less $200 million in cash and calculated debt. The year after, Marriott spent $331 million to acquire the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta and buy a majority interest in two luxury 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 lucrative timeshare market among other new plan made financially possible thanks to the bigger financial resources of Marriott Hotels International, which also lent its own in-house expertise in certain areas. There were other benefits for 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 as Marriott International boosted its interest in The Ritz-Carlton to 99 percent. In 1999 revenues from the 35 hotels it lead around the world totaled almost $1.4 billion. Marriott International owned Ramada International Hotels & Resorts up to the 15th September 2004 when the luxury chain was sold to Cendant. At all of the North American properties the Marriott International is the first luxury hotels chain providing food that is absolutely free of trans fats.
In 2005, Marriott Vacation Club International and Marriott International comprised two of the 53 businesses that added the max of $250,000 to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush. Marriott announced on the 19th July, 2006 that all luxury hotel establishments directing 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.”
Hotels in Rome
A range of hotels in rome lie close to known attractions, as well as attractive places for shopping and dining along the Via Veneto, Trevi fountain, Castro Pretorio, Barberini, the Quirinale and Repubblica areas.