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14 October 2013

Marriott’s Arne Sorenson On The Hospitality Business, Government Shutdown |

When Marriott International created Courtyard by Marriott in the 1980s, the company had one customer in mind: the business traveler.

The no-frills chain offered a lower-priced option for those traveling for work. Courtyard hotels were mostly in the suburbs in close proximity to business centers, hospitals and highways.

Today, Courtyard’s 900-plus hotels have shifted to accommodate a growing number of leisure travelers and families as well. Most recently, the Bethesda-based company spent nearly $1 billion sprucing up lobbies and adding bistros to keep up with changing demands.

The brand, which turns 30 this week, has evolved throughout the years. The company’s anniversary comes at a time when Washington area hotels are looking for ways to stay relevant in the business world as the government shutdown continues to batter the local hospitality industry.

Read the full article at

Lodging IndustryGlobal

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