Brian Orakpo stands 6’3” and 260 pounds. He came by headquarters to welcome Courtyard as the official sponsor of the NFL.
I’ve been a longtime Redskins fan, in fact, since 1942. I’ve seen them win some Super Bowls and I’ve seen them struggle like they’re doing this year.
Putting a winning team together isn’t easy. You need to find talent at every position and keep adapting your game plan. A football coach and a CEO are always drafting or recruiting; they are coaching or mentoring; they are creating new plays or in our case at Marriott, new brands.
That’s why it’s great that Courtyard is the official hotel sponsor of the NFL. Marriott invented Courtyard and changed the lodging game. We saw an opportunity to capture new ground and appeal to the business traveler. That was way back in 1983.
Today, the game has changed. It’s much more competitive as other companies move into the market. But we continue to innovate, to redesign our lobbies and expand globally.
We call Courtyard our "power" brand. Brian Orakpo fits that description as an NFL player.
I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the Move.
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