6 posts categorized "Film"

The Ritz-Carlton Kicks-Off Right

February 4, 2014
The recent Super Bowl game had me thinking about the importance of kick-offs. In football, kick-offs help set the tone for each team’s possession. They can either give a team great advantage or put a team behind before they even start a play. Before the grand opening day of every...

“42” Honors an American Hero – Jackie Robinson

April 16, 2013
A Movie Review Some of you who know me, know I love to go to the movies. I was really excited when I heard the movie “42,” a story about the life of Jackie Robinson, was coming to the big screen. I was 15 years old in April of 1947...

Marriott in the Limelight

July 15, 2012
This past month, I was excited to see Marriott make its mark on both the big and small screens. The Pitch is a reality show in which two advertising agencies fight it out to represent one of our newest brands, Autograph Collection. At the movies, The JW Marriott and The...

J. Edgar & Me

December 27, 2011
Donna and I attended the J. Edgar movie on opening day. We both thought the movie was very well done. I was born in Washington in 1932 and lived here all my life except for four years in college at the University of Utah and two years in the U.S....

What the Movie The Blind Side Meant to Me

December 29, 2009
My wife Donna and I went to the Saturday afternoon movies again and we saw The Blind Side. It’s based on a true story of an NFL player, Michael Oher, who plays for the Baltimore Ravens here in Maryland where our headquarters is located. It was a wonderful film and...

Renaissance Hotels Offer Aspiring Filmmakers a Chance to Work with Spike Lee

May 5, 2009
These days, everybody can be a filmmaker using their digital cameras, Flip cameras and even cell phones. People love to share and watch others' videos. Our Renaissance hotels are participating in an online version of a film festival called MOFILM. Eleven other companies with strong brands like Kodak, Visa and...