Without Reservations

How a Family Root Beer Stand Grew Into a Global Hotel Company

By J. W. "Bill" Marriott Jr
Luxury Custom Publishing LLC, Hardcover, 9780983303336, 204pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2013

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In "Without Reservations," global business leader and hotel industry icon J.W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr., shares both the story of and the recipe for the success of Marriott International, one of the world's leading hotel companies. In 1964, on the eve of being named president of the company, Marriott's father, founder and then-CEO J. Willard Marriott, Sr., tucked a letter in his 32-year-old son's desk drawer. The letter, printed in this book, provides timeless advice for any person in any business who aims to achieve success. "Without Reservations" is a compilation of engaging stories that takes the reader behind the scenes as events and decisions unfold. Part biography, part business digest, "Without Reservations" presents a frank and candid perspective on achieving the pinnacle of one's profession and lessons learned along the way. Marriott reflects on a range of compelling topics, including the impact of 9/11, the recent economic downturn, and decisions made--and not made.



NPR
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013

The hospitality mogul transformed his family's modest business into a global empire. Even today in his 80s, Marriott shows little sign of slowing down. He speaks with Michel Martin about the lessons he learned along the way. More at NPR.org

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