I recently visited our two newest JW Marriott hotels in Chicago and Indianapolis. The JW Marriott brand is one of our fastest growing. We now have 51 hotels and will be opening new hotels in India; Cannes, France and the Maldives this year.
Not only is this a great brand, but I am proud that we are creating jobs in the community. Between the two hotels, we have hired 1,100 people and will generate millions of dollars annually in tax revenue.
These two beautiful hotels are very different from each other, but they both offer a warm, authentic and relaxed guest experience that’s unique in the luxury segment.
The JW Marriott Indianapolis is the crown jewel in the Marriott Place complex. It is connected by a bridge to the city’s new convention center. You’ll be hearing a lot about Indianapolis next year as it will host the 2012 Super Bowl. No doubt the JW will be at the heart of all of the excitement.
Ii hope you’ll stop by to see these two beautiful additions to the Marriott portfolio.
I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.