The company was founded by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott in 1927. Their son, J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., grew up working in the family business and spent more than 50 years shaping it into one of the world’s leading hospitality companies. Bill Marriott is currently Marriott’s Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board.
In March 2012, after fifteen years in leadership roles within the company, Arne M. Sorenson succeeded Bill Marriott as Marriott’s President and CEO. Mr. Sorenson is the third CEO in the company’s history. More information on our executive leadership can be found here.
Marriott International is a FORTUNE 500 company and the world’s largest hospitality company with reported net income totaling $780 million in full year 2016. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: MAR). For more financial information, please visit: http://investor.shareholder.com/mar/releases.cfm
Our company has 30 hotel brands, falling under four segments: Luxury, Premium, Select and Longer Stays. To learn more about Marriott International’s brands, please visit: http://www.marriott.com/marriott-brands.mi