About us

History of Marriott

About us

History of Marriott

It all began with an A&W root beer stand. Founder J. Willard Marriott and his wife, Alice, got their young business off the ground by quenching people’s thirst during Washington D.C.’s hot, muggy summers. 1927 the Marriotts add hot food items to their menu and the name "Hot Shoppes" is born. Following from this the Marriott Corporation developed with headquartered in Washington, one of the largest hotel and service companies of the world.