27 posts categorized "Food and Drink"

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...

'What's Cooking' at Marriott

October 27, 2011
My career began in the restaurant business. As the company transitioned over to hotels, I never wanted to lose those roots. To this day when I visit a hotel, I often go straight to the kitchen to see what’s cooking. Now you can see what’s cooking by visiting our new...

The Art of Style at SpringHill Suites

October 13, 2011
In 1998, we launched a brand designed for the traveler looking for more space and a sense of style. That brand was SpringHill Suites. Now, we’ve taken it a step further. When you think of space and style, what comes to mind? To me, it’s art galleries. For the last...

Good Burgers and Good Business

August 1, 2011
Listen to blog I was raised on good hamburgers and I just love a good burger. It takes me back to my boyhood days and the fun of eating in one of my parents’ Hot Shoppes restaurants. When I travel out west, I try to pop into In-N-Out Burger, a...