JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, namesake of John Willard Marriott, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Marriott International is a world class luxury hotel chain. Found in major cities as well as exclusive vacation destinations world-wide, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts are becoming known in the hospitality industry for their practical approach to luxury in which formal pretenses are minimized.
JW Marriott Hotels compete with brands such as W by Starwood, Sheraton by Starwood, Hilton & Conrad by Hilton as well as, to an increasing degree, luxury brands such as Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton (also owned by Marriott Int'l.).
As of July 2010, there were 46 hotels operating under the brand: with a rapidly expanding portfolio.