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Born

10/17/1900

Graduated College from University of Utah

1925

Expanded Hot Shoppes to airline food too

1937

Opened his first hotel

1957

Mr. Marriott became president of Marriott

1964

Marriott then gained the Big Boy restaurant chain

1967

J. Willard "Bill" Marriott, Jr., became the companies CEO

1972

Bought Host International an airport store

1982

Was elected chairman of the board

1985

Died

08/13/1985

Marriott International was formed

1993

Marriott International acquired Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC

1995

The Marriott World Trade Center was destroyed during terrorist attacks

09/11/2001

J. W. Marriott, Jr. announced he would be stepping down as CEO

12/13/2011

Arne Sorenson took over as CEO

2012