12 posts categorized "Sports"

Take Me Out to the … New Baseball Academy

March 31, 2014
The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. The smell of fresh popcorn and peanuts in the air. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of opening day for baseball fans. So much potential and promise for your favorite team to make it all the way to the Fall...

Great on the Road With Courtyard

March 18, 2014
I’m not one to sit still. I like to get out, tour our hotels and meet our guests. I make sure to thank our customers for their business. One way we reward them is through our Marriott Rewards program. We now have more than 45 million members in 71 countries....

The Babe hits a deep home run to my Father

September 3, 2013
Babe Ruth hit 59 homers in 1921. My dad almost caught one. There’s a baseball story that I recently found in my father’s diary. It was dated July 30, 1921. It's interesting looking back on this event and what it says about my father. Dad was very disciplined, even rigid...

The Super Bowl and Super Brands

February 6, 2012
Courtyard by Marriott guests love football. So you can imagine all the lobby buzz for the Big Game. Courtyard was right in the thick of it as the official hotel sponsor for the National Football League. We even set up a Courtyard by Marriott Lobby Zone at the NFL Experience...

The NFL & Courtyard - Two Power Brands

November 18, 2011
Listen To Blog 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...

What a Ride!

June 30, 2011
Listen to the blog Download Español I love cars, especially fast cars. On my recent trip to Spain to launch our new AC Hotels by Marriott brand, my host and new business partner Antonio Catalan took me out to the Spanish race track in Madrid. Even though I speak little...

Get Moving at Marriott

June 2, 2011
As summer approaches, many people start thinking more about getting fit and leading healthier lifestyles. We want to look better in our bathing suits. But many find that it can be quite difficult to get started with a new exercise program or diet. Our Marriott associates are no exception, and...

Marriott Dives In with USA Swimming

August 6, 2010
This summer has been a real hot one, particularly here in Washington, D.C., where temperatures have run over 100 degrees on many occasions. This is the time of year I try to get up to our family home in New Hampshire to get away from the heat and humidity of...

D.C. United Soccer Players Get Their Kicks in New Fairfield Inn and Suites Lobby

April 28, 2009
Since I began blogging about two and a half years ago, I've learned a lot about the brave new world of communications. Our company has also made many advances, embracing social media like Twitter and YouTube. We've developed a highly interactive website for one of our brands, gocourtyard.com; and I...

Remembering Slinging Sammy Baugh

January 29, 2009
I attended my very first professional football game with the Redskins back in 1942. I went to Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., and watched the incredible performance of Slinging Sammy Baugh. He's recognized as the greatest Redskin ever. Sammy Baugh was Washington's folk hero of the late 1930's and 1940's....