Have we been mispronouncing ‘Marriott’ this entire time?
John Willard Marriott, founder of the multinational hotel conglomerate, started his business ventures by opening a root beer stand and later moved into the lodging business.
With 7,000 properties around the world, it is quite possible that the correct pronunciation of this global enterprise may have changed over time. Some of us have pronounced it as MarriOTT (guilty!) but turns out that’s incorrect.
A member of the Marriott team informed Travel + Leisure writer Patricia Doherty that when pronouncing Marriott, it should rhyme with “chariot.”
Well, now we know.
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