Bill Marriott: Tourism in peril
With more than 3,000 hotels and resorts around the world bearing his family's name or the name of a sister brand such as Ritz-Carlton, Bill Marriott pretty much has his pick of vacation spots. Yet when it comes time for spring break every year, the chairman and chief executive officer of Marriott International and his family retreat to the same Paradise Valley resort: the company's flagship Camelback Inn on Lincoln Drive. The tradition predates the company's ownership in the hotel, dating back to a high-school trip Marriott took with his parents in 1948. Marriott narrates the history video on the resort's Web site and in his blog a couple of years ago, said he has spent his happiest days there.