What do room service, Do Not Disturb signs, and these Marriott discount codes from Groupon all have in common? They’re all things you can use to make your next hotel stay better. Since its first hotel opened in 1957, Marriott has swept over the hotel industry. Even if you haven’t seen its signature Marriott hotels, you’ve likely seen one of its affiliated brands, which include Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and The Ritz-Carlton. Before you book a room, though, check out the latest selection of Marriott coupons from Groupon to save on your next reservation.
Marriott’s hotel chain sprouted from an unlikely place: a nine-seat A&W Root Beer stand. J. Willard Marriott and his wife Alice opened the stand in 1927. Over the following three decades, they would watch the stand morph into The Hot Shoppes restaurant chain. Then, in 1957, the Marriott family dipped its feet into the hotel industry when Marriott’s son, Bill, opened a 365-room motor hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Today, the company boasts more than 3,900 properties in 72 countries, employs 325,000 employees, and covers 18 brands, including family-friendly Fairfield Inn and luxurious JW Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton.
Though Marriott’s top brass is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, you can find the empire’s future-oriented initiatives all around the world. For starters, Marriott is revamping 195,000 of its existing rooms to make them more modern. Also, the company is launching its Moxy brand of hotels in Europe—the first of these contemporary, affordable three-star hotels is set to debut in Milan in 2014. To see the updates in person, check out these Marriott coupons.
Today, most hotel-room doors are opened with key cards, which are just prepaid credit cards that you use to pay for a locksmith’s services. See how far things have progressed with these Marriott discount codes from Groupon.