Marriott on the Move



Celebrating Our Two Newest JW Marriott Hotels

Posted: March 15, 2011 03:23:55 PM

Bill Marriott and Emmy Rossum at JW Marriott Chicago Opening I recently visited our two newest JW Marriott hotels in Chicago and Indianapolis.  The JW Marriott brand is one of our fastest growing.  We now have 51 hotels and will be opening new hotels in India; Cannes, France and the Maldives this year. 

Not only is this a great brand, but I am proud that we are creating jobs in the community.   Between the two hotels, we have hired 1,100 people and will generate millions of dollars annually in tax revenue. 

These two beautiful hotels are very different from each other, but they both offer a warm, authentic and relaxed guest experience that’s unique in the luxury segment.

The JW Chicago is housed in a historic Daniel Burnham building that was once a bank.  Burnham was one of the most well known architects and city planners around the early 1900s and designed many of Chicago’s most famous buildings.  The hotel features high ceilings and sweeping staircases.  The restoration preserved one of the building’s most striking features, the original arched glass ceiling, which is now part of one of the hotel’s ballrooms.

The JW Marriott Indianapolis is the crown jewel in the Marriott Place complex.  It is connected by a bridge to the city’s new convention center.  You’ll be hearing a lot about Indianapolis next year as it will host the 2012 Super Bowl.  No doubt the JW will be at the heart of all of the excitement.

Ii hope you’ll stop by to see these two beautiful additions to the Marriott portfolio.

I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.

Celebrating Our Two Newest JW Marriott Hotels



Posted By: Paula Kiger (03/15/2011 at 05:09 PM)

Congratulations! The history of Burnham and Chicago architecture is fascinating. You have opened a new chapter!!

Posted By: Suzanne (03/15/2011 at 05:09 PM)

The Chicago JW Marriott is amazing! I've only been in the lobby area and I can't wait to stay there sometime!! Amazing job!

Posted By: Wilder Savany (03/15/2011 at 07:13 PM)

MARRIOTT is on the MOVE, has no match, the secret is not just the building, is the SERVICE.



Posted By: Doug Weller (03/15/2011 at 09:22 PM)

If I could afford it I would visit all three!

Kind regards.

Posted By: Raymond Weiss (03/15/2011 at 09:28 PM)

Any definite word on the opening date of the Maldives JWM? It was supposed to be this month, then it was moved back to October. Is it really going to be October 2011 and if so, early or late in the month? I want to be among the very first to stay there. The pictures look like a very interesting place to stay, and the Maldives Islands are on my "bucket" list of places to visit

Posted By: Dr. Mike Gonzalez (03/16/2011 at 07:42 AM)

Bill, well done again! I remain a loyal client and only wish you the very best with these and future endeavors.

Posted By: luz zaporta (03/16/2011 at 11:02 AM)

I am sure that these new hotels will be just as relaxing and enjoyable as all other Marriott facilities are. The staff at all of the Marriot are always exceptionally happy and responsive to all of the customer needs. I will looking forward to travelling to Chicago. Thank you for providing the world a comfortable and hospitable place to stay.

Posted By: Juliette Adams (03/16/2011 at 11:50 PM)

Mr. Marriott:

Congratulations on Marriott’s new JW hotels. Thanks for sharing how the legacy of Burnham’s’ architecture has impacted a JW in such a profound way, so many decades later. I read at a White House Visitor’s Center exhibit that architecture is a manifestation of the levels and heights of a civilization. I love connected hotels, for example the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta Georgia. Will put JW Indianapolis on our agenda for 2012.

It surely takes great strong leadership for such accomplishments. However, it is thought provocative to ponder on the fact that we are all imbued in the abundance of our gifting as leaders and followers. I dare ask you Mr. Marriott: Where is the missing link? Where is the collective boldness of humanity to resonate in the “Law of Abundance” as so eloquently written of by Paramahansa Yogananda: “He has created you and this world as you have your own particular role to play in it . Do your part of thinking and acting willingly and gladly using your God given intelligence to solve life’s problems. Then your mind may rest in the assurance that whatever you need may be God will to bring it to pass. His law always works.”

So do we need more greater and clearer writers of the vision of God’s abundance for man in the Universe as written by Habakkuk 2:2-3 “Write the vision , and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry."

Mr. Marriott are we thus faced with greater challenges of global leadership than Hill addressed in 1937 which will lead humanity holistically to its greatest success? You know Hill addressed leadership of the two forms: leadership by consent and forced leadership. He states: “ History is filled with the evidence that leadership by force cannot endure. The downfall and disappearance of dictators or kings is significant. It means people will not follow forced leadership indefinitely.”
Hence is the call more urgent for the realization of the “Law of Abundance” as Hill addressed in the “leadership of a new type” in the field of politics, banking, industry, religion, law, medicine education and journalism?

You certainly are an emulation of the continuous “ leadership of a new type”. Thank you for your boldness and commitment as you keep “Marriott on the Move.”

Posted By: Rajesh (03/18/2011 at 02:04 AM)

Really nice info

Posted By: Parissa Sackey-Ata (03/18/2011 at 06:55 AM)

I had a great time during my stay at the Marriott Istanbul Asia a couple of years ago. I then realized at the time that there was perhaps no Marriott in Africa. I have seen one coming up in Accra, Ghana (my country), and I can't wait for it to be opened. Well done, Bill Marriott.

Posted By: Fast Eddie (03/23/2011 at 10:47 AM)

Hey Mr. M . . who's the babe?

Posted By: Jenny (03/29/2011 at 08:43 AM)

@Fast Eddie: The "babe" is Emmy Rossum. She is an American actress and singer-songwriter.

Posted By: Mary Ellen (03/29/2011 at 02:19 PM)

It is refreshing to see a CEO like yourself interacting with your customers on such a personal basis. This must be one of your keys to success, do you have any others that you would like to offer? We work with CEO's all the time and encourage them to take time and be "real" like you. Just wondering if you have any advice for anyone else in your position.

Posted By: Jack (03/30/2011 at 10:48 AM)

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Chicago J.W. Marriott. It is beautiful and the service was great. Keep up the good work.

Posted By: Angelica M. (04/04/2011 at 08:27 PM)

Can't wait to stay there!!! And of course, in the Maldives too!!!

Posted By: Mohit Mehta (04/05/2011 at 08:35 AM)

Good to hear that new hotels are opening up,as Marriott is the best job opportunity any one can get.

Posted By: Barbara Schnepp (04/11/2011 at 09:07 AM)

I have been a Marriott rewards customer for years,and love Marriott. My only concern is that I notice the category for many hotels has increased. I don't understand that and fear this will hurt the incentive of trying to get more customers. Example:Marriott Frenchmans Reef in St. Thomas was a 6, now a 7? Nothing has changed to up the category,the hotel should really only be a 5. Also hotels in Aruba have had categories increased. This only makes it more difficult for people to gain points, and is definately a deterrent when deciding on whether to use Marriott or another hotel.

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