Since I began blogging about two and a half years ago, I've learned a lot about the brave new world of communications. Our company has also made many advances, embracing social media like Twitter and YouTube. We've developed a highly interactive website for one of our brands, gocourtyard.com; and I even filmed a video entry for my blog last year about Thanksgiving. We've been doing a lot of exciting things with video lately - one of my favorites was when dance sensation David Elsewhere showed off his best moves in one of our TownePlace Suites.
And just a few weeks ago, we released another really exciting video featuring members of Washington's pro soccer team, D.C. United. The four soccer players, dressed in suits, are checking out after a night spent in one our newest Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels. They just can't resist kicking the ball around a little bit before they leave the hotel, and eventually a full-blown soccer game breaks out. With so much space to spread out, the players start showing off their best tricks and some of our associates got in on the action!
It's a high energy video and a lot of fun to watch - and thankfully, nothing was broken! Take a look - but remember, these are professionals and I encourage anyone who wants to start up an impromptu soccer game, please hold it outside the hotel!
I'm Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.