What does A&W root beer and Marriott hotels have in common? EVERYTHING! Back in 1927, what started out as a humble root beer stand in Washington, D.C. has now flourished into more than 6,500 Marriott brand properties in over 125 countries.
I LOVE Marriott hotels. I just do. Always have. They're so many reasons why, but I'll just give you my top seven.
1. Location Location Location!
Have you noticed this too? No matter where you go, Marriott consistently acquires the BEST locations with the best views. One thing for sure, if you see modern buildings with a big red "M" on it, it's likely to be found in the best neighborhood in that destination.
2. Free Breakfast
Not all Marriotts serve free breakfast, but I'm so thankful for the ones that do, such as Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites and others. And by breakfast, I'm not talking about yogurt, bananas, and a variety of muffins (although they have that too). I'm talking about hot, fresh food like eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast burritos, waffles, etc.
This really comes in handy if you're not on an all-inclusive vacation, where all your meals are included in your vacation. So if you take advantage of the first meal of the day and perhaps take along an apple, banana, or container of yogurt, that could eat for a light snack later on or for some people lunch. Then you only have to pay for a light lunch and dinner or just dinner.
3. Welcoming Design
I have never been to a Marriott hotel that has not impressed me. From the moment you walk through the lobby doors, you feel like you're walking into a prestigious spa.
4. Paul Mitchell Products
I absolutely LOVE Paul Mitchell products and this is exactly what you get when you stay at Marriott hotels. This includes the bath bar, shampoo and conditioner.
5. The Bed
Seriously, this bed right here (and all other Marriott beds) is EVERYTHING! Every room in every Marriott hotel has plush, thick mattresses and a fluffy array of pillows that make for the best night of sleep EVER! Period!
6. Excellent Service
Marriott hotels hold to a very high standard of excellence. In fact, they are totally committed to excellence. And I am a kind of person who loves excellent customer service and that is exactly what you get with Marriott. Even if something happens to go wrong, they treat you with dignity and handle the issue with a smile and the highest form of professionalism.
7. Rewards Program
Marriott just rolled out their new loyalty rewards program since they've officially merged the Ritz and Starwood Rewards programs. It's now called Marriott Bonvoy. There's many ways to earn points and the points can be redeemed for:
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Kimberly is the owner of Travel Kimestry. Her areas of expertise include The Bahamas, The Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Europe and ALL THINGS DISNEY. She’s passionate about working with families who enjoy traveling the world. She looks forward to working with YOU soon!