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January 29, 2009

To some, it may sound like an odd pairing. Owner of the family-controlled Marriott hotel chain Bill Marriott is jumping into bed with king of the hipper than thou boutique hotel Ian Schrager.

To some, it may sound like an odd pairing. Owner of the family-controlled Marriott hotel chain Bill Marriott is jumping into bed with king of the hipper than thou boutique hotel Ian Schrager. Their new $2.8 billion joint venture, recently named Editions, is a chain of fashionable, affordable hotels which promises not to look like a chain and has made a commitment to environmental responsibility.

November 1, 2008

One of the biggest and most frightening risks is that of terrorism. Darrell Delamaide looks at two recent attacks that have brought the risk into reality for business-owning families and analyses what you can do to prevent such an eventuality

It was every business owner's nightmare. A truck bomb with more than 800 pounds of explosives ripped through the Marriott Hotel in Pakistan's capital city, Islamabad, on 20 September 2008, killing more than 50 people, wounding hundreds more and leaving a crater 25 feet deep.

September 22, 2008

JW "Bill" Marriott Jr, chairman and CEO of Marriott International, has condemned the terrorist attack on the family-owned company's hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan.

JW "Bill" Marriott Jr, chairman and CEO of Marriott International, has condemned the terrorist attack on the family-owned company's hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan.
 
On Saturday, a large truck pulled up to the security checkpoint of the heavily guarded hotel and exploded. The suicide bomber killed 53 and injured more than 250.
 
Writing in his blog on the corporate website, Marriott Jr said the tradgedy and loss of life had left him greatly saddened. "My heart goes out to those who've been injured and the families of the victims," he wrote.
 

September 1, 2004

Holiday at the apex of style: visit the new breed of luxury brand resorts in some of the world’s stunning locations. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Holiday at the apex of style: visit the new breed of luxury brand resorts in some of the world's stunning locations. Melanie Stern reports

There's probably one brick in the walls of the Chrysler Building for every Louis Vuitton bag or Versace dress snapped up year in, year out; brand recognition for the luxury goods industry is positively booming.

March 1, 2004

With a comprehensive business plan, the backing of their shareholders and a will to travel, there is no reason that family businesses should not be embracing business expansion outside their domestic market

Ernesto J Poza is Professor of Family Business and Director of the Partnership with Family Business at Case Western Reserve University (USA). He consults and serves on the boards of sseveral family companies in the US, Latin America and Europe.

With a comprehensive business plan, the backing of their shareholders and a will to travel, there is no reason that family businesses should not be embracing business expansion outside their domestic market

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