5 posts categorized "Music"

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...

Fond Farewell to a Marriott Friend

July 25, 2011
Listen to Blog On July 6, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal published extensive obituaries on my friend, George Lang, one of America’s most successful restaurateurs. George had a truly fascinating and exciting life. He was born in Hungary in 1924. He was Jewish and escaped a...

Discover an Icon - The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

May 17, 2011
When I picked up my copy of Architectural Digest, a magazine that I read every month, I was really thrilled to see our new St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London featured. It is one of the most spectacular hotels in our Renaissance Hotels portfolio. The newly renovated icon, which sits...

John Legend and Courtyard Put on a Show in Grand Central Terminal

September 7, 2010
There's a line in one of my favorite movies, Field of Dreams, "if you build it, they will come." In our case, instead of a baseball diamond in an Iowa corn field, we’re building replicas of our Courtyard Refreshing Business lobby in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. We’re...

Hosting North America's Premiere Polka Weekend

December 21, 2009
Just a few weeks ago, over the Thanksgiving holiday, our Cleveland Marriott Downtown hosted the city’s annual Polka Festival for the 18th year in a row. It’s a huge, lively event held in Cleveland, Ohio, the home of the Polka Hall of Fame. It takes place every year, beginning on...