Marriott is a multinational hospitality company that owns and manages a variety of hotels and resorts around the world. It was founded in 1927 by J. Willard Marriott and has since grown into one of the largest hotel companies in the world.
Marriott's portfolio includes more than 7,600 properties in over 130 countries and territories, under a variety of brands such as Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Sheraton, Westin, Renaissance Hotels, and many more. The company also offers a loyalty program called Marriott Bonvoy, which allows members to earn and redeem points for free stays, exclusive experiences, and other benefits.
In addition to its core hotel business, Marriott also operates a variety of other travel-related businesses, including vacation ownership resorts, all-inclusive resorts, and conference centers. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and employs more than 174,000 people worldwide.