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At a Glance

Well-respected hotel company with over 6,000 properties world-wide

Reputation for being a good company for employees


Office politics in some locations

The Bottom Line

Large company with many different hotel brands ranging from budget to luxurious with over 30,000 employees

About Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International is one of the world's leading hoteliers. The company has some 6,500 operated or franchised hotel, residential, and timeshare properties worldwide. Its hotels include such full-service brands as Renaissance Hotels and its flagship Marriott Hotels & Resorts, as well as select-service and extended-stay brands Courtyard and Fairfield Inn. It also owns the Ritz-Carlton luxury chain and resort and manages about 80 golf courses. The $13.3 billion acquisition of Starwood in 2016 significantly grew the scope of Marriott. 


Marriott International operates through four reportable business segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, Other International, and an Asia/Pacific segment.

The North American Full-Service generates more than 60% of Marriott International's total revenue. It includes Marriott's luxury and premium brands (JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels, and others) located in the US and Canada.

The North American Limited-Service segment accounts for more than 15% of sales and consists of brands such as Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and others in the US and Canada.

The Asia/Pacific segment, which has hotels in Fiji and Japan, accounts for around 5% of sales. The Other International segment covers Marriott's non-North American and Asia/Pacific properties, in countries across Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean; it generates more than 10% of revenue.

Geographic Reach

More than 55% of Marriott International's properties are international. The company has operations in more than 120 countries in the Americas; the UK and Ireland; the Middle East and Africa; Asia; Australia; and Continental Europe.

Sales and Marketing

Marriott International's marketing activities include email, online advertising, and postal mailing. It encourages cross-brand loyalty via a point-based membership scheme based on money spent at hotels, on timeshare intervals, fractional ownership, and residential products. 

Financial Performance

Marriott International's revenue increased steadily from after the global financial crisis until 2016, when the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts added billions to its top line.

In fiscal 2017, revenue grew 34% to $22.9 billion on the first full-year contribution from Starwood. Other growth drivers included growth in transient leisure, people in hurricane-afflicted areas seeking temporary accommodation, and higher demand in Washington, DC. Overall revenue per room globally grew 3.1% to $115.02 and occupancy increased 1.4%.

Net income also grew strongly, up 76% to $1.4 billion -- the company's best-ever result. Profits grew thanks to the Starwood acquisition and higher profits per available room. As a result, Marriott's operating cash flow strengthened to $2.4 billion, a 45% increase.


The acquisition of Starwood added 11 brands to Marriott's existing 19 brands, forming an unwieldy and overlapping portfolio. It also added a further customer loyalty program. Marriott's integration of Starwood will involve streamlining its brand portfolio by rolling some of its weaker brands up into its more powerful brands in the same niche. The company has also consolidated its three loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards, under the Marriott Rewards program. It will honor legacy Starwood points by offering Marriott points at a 3:1 exchange rate. The unified system will allow customers to spend points across all 30 hotel brands.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2016 Marriott International acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in a $13.3 billion deal. The deal gave Marriott International more hotel properties in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The two companies have combined their respective customer loyalty programs, but most of the hotels in the portfolio will retain their current branding.

Marriott International, Inc.

Bethesda, MD 20817-1102
Phone: 1 (301) 380-3000


Employer Type: Publicly Owned
Stock Symbol: MAR
Stock Exchange: , NASDAQ
Chairman: John W. Marriott
CFO: Kathleen K. Oberg
President and CEO: Arne M. Sorenson
Employees (This Location): 3,000
Employees (All Locations): 176,000

Major Office Locations

Bethesda, MD

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