Above: Bill Marriott with John Arabia at the recent Green Street Lodging Conference
As Marriott International gears up to deliver 1st Qtr 2010 Earnings Report tomorrow, Bill Marriott's recent blog offers a recording of his candid interview with John Arabia at the Green Street Lodging Conference. The 2-day conference started April 19th and was convened at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC.
Arabia's interview covered a range of topics from Marriott's multiple business lines and successful branding to the importance of standards and reinvestment to maintain 'good looking' properties. For a highly informative 20 minutes, check out, A Meeting with Wall Street Analysts at Marriott on the Move.
Mr. Marriott also met Monday with the folks at the McDonough business school, my alma mater, Georgetown University, to speak about the need to take care of your employees. He mentioned that, in the height of the depression, his father provided health insurance for his employees, and hired medical staff in later years to care for their needs.
A great man and a great company for sure