As an experienced hotel operator, Marriott offers tenured management teams and the deepest pool of operations talent in the industry, ensuring a superior hotel experience for guests at every touchpoint. Marriott drives efficiency through revenue generation engines and cost savings strategies in alignment with ownership.
Our franchise teams work with leading management companies and owners to provide comprehensive training, tools and resources to help ensure each franchised hotel succeeds in driving value for owners. Along with access to our leading lifestyle brands and loyal guests worldwide, franchise partners can leverage our powerful global sales and marketing systems and leading-edge resources and programs that are designed to consistently drive profits and efficiencies.
Flexible Building Options
Whether you prefer a new build, renovation, or conversion and are developing a single-, dual-branded or multi-hotel project, Marriott offers flexible building options based on your project, budget, and market. Our development teams are ready to help you build on your ideas and goals, providing you with the resources and tools you need, from finding the right site to business planning, design, construction, and delivery.
Since 2015, Marriott has been working with industry-leading modular firms to explore this emerging technology and make it available to our owners and franchisees. Modular construction can save owners valuable time and provide potential pricing advantages over more traditional building methods, while also improving quality – delivering a win for owners and for travelers.
Marriott International represents more than half of the world’s branded residences. Our portfolio is the largest and most diverse, offering more than 100 residential properties in the world’s most desirable destinations. A key factor to our sustained growth is the strength of our brands and the reputation of our company around the world.
Developers recognize the value of aligning with Marriott’s globally recognized brands. Expanding our residential portfolio to include standalone, co-located and franchised projects has created more growth opportunities in urban resort and suburban markets and ensures Marriott’s long term leadership in branded residential development.
Buyers of Marriott branded residences identify deeply with the lifestyle that our brands represent and we’re passionate about replicating the same level of experience and service excellence that guests have come to love in our hotels. With 14 residential brands Marriott is able to work closely with developers to choose the brand that best aligns with their location and the demographic profile of intended buyers.
Marriott Global Design is a resource dedicated to helping owners build, convert or renovate existing and new properties. Global Design associates provide input and advice regarding selection of the project architects and interior designers. They also lead the engineering, hotel openings, operations, fire protection and life safety, and brand disciplines in reviewing and commenting on hotel design, schematic, and construction plans. Global Design monitors the progress of ongoing development to ensure it aligns with agreed upon plans and shares best practices across our owner and franchisee community.
Hotels are provided with extensive pre-opening support across five different areas: Opening Operations, Sales + Marketing, Revenue Management, Platform Delivery, and Operations Delivery + Brand Activation. These five teams collaborate with ownership and Marriott’s Global Design team to provide guidance and assistance through the entire pre-opening process. The Hotel Openings team, which supports each of Marriott’s 30 brands, has developed a detailed pre-opening process, comprised of key tasks, to prepare the hotel for opening day and ensure every hotel is set-up for success in the future. Our dynamic team utilizes their expertise in conjunction with the latest tools and technology to ensure a smooth and successful opening.
Diverse and Inclusive Development
Marriott International’s overall commitment to diversity starts with Executive Chairman J.W. Marriott, Jr., who is a strong advocate for and supporter of the company’s diversity efforts. Diversity is critical to Marriott’s core values and success throughout our ownership base, workforce, and suppliers. This is evidenced by Marriott’s Diverse Ownership Initiative. Launched in 2005, the Diverse Ownership Initiative was created to introduce successful minority and women business owners to the hotel industry. Today, more than 2,400 Marriott International hotels are owned by minorities and women, surpassing the goal of having 1,500 by the end of 2020. As a result, Marriott is seen to have one of the most broadly diverse ownership portfolios in the industry.
By integrating sustainability across our value chain and mitigating climate-related risk, Marriott is working to reduce our environmental impacts, build and operate sustainable hotels and source responsibly. From design to the guest experience, sustainability is embedded into our business strategy. We collaborate with our associates, hotel owners, franchisees, brands, suppliers, business partners and guests to actively reduce the environmental impact of and risk to our business by constructing and operating sustainable hotels.