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John W. Marriott

Marriott-Hot Shoppes

1927 - 1972

Restaurants & Lodging

1920 b. 1900
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of Utah
Personal
Born-Died1900 - 1985
BirthplaceUtah (UT)
RaceWhite
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1920

Marriott built the fastest growing, most diversified and most profitable lodging company in the United States. By 1964, it had approximately $85 million in annual sales with 122 units in 14 states. Its business lines included 73 restaurants and cafeterias, 14 fast-food facilities, 11 airline kitchens, 20 institutional and industrial feeding contracts and 4 hotels. Between 1964 and 1972, the company quadrupled in size.