20 posts categorized "Food and Drink"

Turning Ideas Into Entrees

February 11, 2014
My first job was in the kitchen; recent taste panel menu It’s no secret that I’ve always loved good food. Our company started out as a root beer stand and I flipped hamburgers throughout my college years. These days, I get to indulge myself by attending regular taste panels hosted...

Tasting Success With Roy Rogers

December 30, 2013
Listen to blog Each year Pete and Kathy Hubschmitt send me a beautiful calendar for the next year. It features wonderful photos of birds and animals that Pete has personally taken. He has spent his career in our hotels, retiring as an area vice president several years ago. I think...

My Heart Attack Taught Me to Slow Down

December 16, 2013
Listen to blog The opening lyrics to the Simon and Garfunkel song “The 59th Street Bridge” have special resonance for me this holiday season. About this time of the year in 1989, I suffered a heart attack, not one, but three over the course of a few weeks. I didn’t...

Thanksgiving at Fairfield Farm

November 25, 2013
Listen to blog For years, all during the 1940s, my father was searching for a place in the country where he could relive his early years riding horses and tending sheep. Finally, in 1950, he found his dream place, Fairfield Farm in Hume, Virginia, not too far from Front Royal,...

My Mother, the Driving Force

October 17, 2013
Listen to blog Mom and me in 1936 October 19th is my Mother’s birthday. She was born in 1907 and would have been 106. She was truly an amazing woman. Her father passed away in 1919 from the flu epidemic following the First World War. Her older brother had suffered...

The Future of Meetings is Here

September 26, 2013
From Twin Bridges to today, meetings sure have changed Have you ever overextended yourself and invited too many people to a party? That’s what happened when we booked our first group meeting in the basement of the Twin Bridges Motor Lodge. Using that space seemed like a great way to...

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...

The Year of the Dragon

January 23, 2012
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! 2012 is the year of the Dragon. Let the week-long celebrations begin. That’s right, an entire week of brilliant fireworks and colorful parades. It’s truly an amazing spectacle. Think Times Square – but a whole lot bigger! Our Marriott hotels in Shanghai, Beijing and Sanya, will...

"Cake Boss" & Marriott Share Recipe For Success

December 12, 2011
Listen To Blog Please take a look at the two pictures below. One is a picture of our original Hot Shoppe in 1927. The other is Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, N.J. which opened in 1910. Don’t they look a lot alike? Buddy Valastro is much more of a character...

Incredible India

November 2, 2011
India is truly an incredible country. There’s something old and something new everywhere you turn. It’s experiencing tremendous growth and our hotels are right in the middle of it. Most people’s impressions of India are not nearly as up to date as the changes taking place there. They may have...