Review of Operations
Marriott Hotels, Inc., wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott Corporation, made another
major leap forward in the lodging industry in
The subsidiary, headed by James E. Dur-
bin, president, opened another 1,000 rooms
during the year, added several special theme
restaurants . . . announced plans for two
more major hotels . . . introduced Marriott
Inns to the traveling public . . . and opened
its first championship golf course.
Marriott's hotels are designed for the businessman and the family ... for people who
want convenience and service, quality and
comfort, fun and relaxation.
An occupancy rate which is substantially
ahead of the industry average . . . which in
1970 came close to matching the year before
despite an economy which affected hotels in
general . . . attests to their wide acceptance.
Backed by strong consumer demand, Marriott continues to build rapidly in both existing and new markets.
Boston—A 430-room hotel on the banks
of the Charles River opened early in fiscal
1970, and has been a major addition to the
Boston-area hotel scene. Among its many
features are an outdoor pool, an indoor year-
around pool, a health club, and extensive public function space from conference suites to a
large grand ballroom.
Crystal City—The most distinctive new hotel
in the Washington, D.C. area in many years is
the Crystal City Marriott. The hotel opened in
January, 1970, with 300 large and comfortably furnished rooms, underground parking,
a 700-seat conference theater with full audiovisual facilities, and many other features.
Dulles International Airport—Marriott marked another milestone with the first hotel to
be built at Dulles Airport in Virginia A 125-
Majestic New Key Bridge tower, topped with Chaparral Restaurant, overlooking Potomac River and Washington, D.C.
room facility was opened in April, 1970. Occupancy has been good and an expansion
already is in the planning stage as traffic increases at this jet-age airport of the future.
Key Bridge Marriott—The 200-room Key
Bridge Hotel in Washington was almost
doubled in size when a 12-story tower opened in July of 1970. The tower affords guests
a view of the nation's capitol across the
Marriott hotels are noted for their quality
restaurants. They are also fast becoming famous for restaurants specializing in exciting
The new Crystal City Marriott contains the
Capriccio, set in Mediterranean decor and
offering authentic Italian cuisine and fine
wines. Atop the Key Bridge tower is the
Chaparral Restaurant, with a sweeping view
of the Washington skyline and a colorful
Spanish motif. At the Acapulco Marriott,
opened in 1969, the nautical Windjammer
theme is the setting for a new supper club—
on the top level, overlooking Acapulco Bay.
In fiscal 1970 Marriott entered into an
Number of Rooms No. of Restaurants
Opened Added In Added in
Fiscal At Fiscal At Fiscal
Location Year 7/31/70 1970 7/31/70 1970
(Twin Bridges) __ 1957 461 (1) 2
(Key Bridge) 111 1959 363 166 2
Dallas 1960 477
Philadelphia 1961 420 (10) 3
Atlanta - 1966 777
Saddlebrook, N.J. .. 1966 246 2
(Camelback Inn) 1968 284
Chicago _..: 1968 486 (6) 2
Houston _- 1969 339 2
(Essex House) S; 1969 638 3 1
Acapulco 1969 435 (7) 2
Boston 1970 433 433 2 2
(Crystal City) 1970 301 301 2 2
(Dulles Int'l Airport) 1 1970 125 125
Total JwSt- 6'775 1,0°5 JT JL
* Three specialty restaurants not connected with hotels bring the grand
total of such facilities to 30.
The group also operates a golf course at the Cametback Inn.
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