This undated photo provided by Marriott International, Inc. shows the Twin Bridges Marriott, in Arlington, Va. In 1957, John Willard Marriott and Alice Sheets Marriott opened their first hotel _ the ... more 
This undated photo provided by Marriott International, Inc. shows the Twin Bridges Marriott, in Arlington, Va. In 1957, John Willard Marriott and Alice Sheets Marriott opened their first hotel _ the Twin Bridges Motor Hotel in Arlington, Va. But it was their son Bill who transformed the company into a global hotel giant. Today there are 3,718 Marriott hotels in 73 countries. The company’s other businesses have been sold.. (AP Photo/Marriott International, Inc.) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Marriott International, Inc.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 8:05 AM EDT