"Topping Off" In My Home Town of Washington, DC

September 30, 2013

I want to share my "topping off" speech videotaped at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC on September 25.
A&W Root Beer stand #2 in 1927 blocks from new hotel
Hot Shoppes A&W Root Beer stand #2 opened on 9th Street in 1927.         Marriott Marquis Washington DC opens on 9th Street in 2014.  
Gayety Theater 513 9th St, Washington DC, NW
The Gayety Theater closed in 1950.  It was one block from the 9th Street Hot Shoppes.  This is how my father described the neighborhood in his book. “There were tenderloin overtones to the streets, second-rate movie houses and burlesque theaters….”

The neighborhood has really changed... for the better!  Marriott Marquis Washington DC will be a state-of-the art, convention center hotel.  I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.

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It would be great to be able to watch this video from an Apple device!

Congratulations Mr. Marriott.

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It has been my honor to work with the Marriott and hope to continue from years to come.

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