Marriott Rewards turns 30 - channel the world circa 1983 for this look back

Discussion created by communitymanagers on Dec 23, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 22, 2014 by jerrycoin

As our most active and loyal members, we thought you'd enjoy closing the book on 2013 with a brief look back at how times have changed since Marriott first launched its loyalty program.








Popular on TV


Ends after 11 years and 251 episodes on CBS

Tom Brokaw

Becomes lead anchor of NBC Nightly News

Breaking Bad

Ends after 5 seasons and 62 episodes on AMC

Katie Couric

Joins Yahoo! News

Popular Movies

Return of the Jedi

$252.5M in US box office sales

Risky Business

$63.5M in US box office sale

Iron Man Three

$409M in US box office sales

The Hunger Games:
Catching Fire

$371M in US box office sales

Professional Sports

Baltimore Orioles

Beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series 4 games to 1

Washington Redskins

Beat Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl XVII to 27 to 11 (1982 Season)

Boston Redsox

Beat St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series 4 games to 2

Baltimore Ravens

Beat San Francisco in the Super Bowl XLVII 34 to 31 (2012 Season)



first released by Microsoft


First introduced by McDonald's

Office 365

Microsoft software on track to become 1.5B business


NYSE debut on November 7, 2013 at $45.10

Marriott International

131 Hotels

in 12 Countries and 2 Brands

The Courtyard Brand

First opens near Atlanta Georgia

3,700+ Hotels

in 74 Countries and 17 Brands

Protea Hotels

With Protea acquisition, Marriott operates 23,000 rooms in 138 African hotels

Marriott Rewards

Honored Guest Awards

Marriott International's first frequent guest program launched in November 1983.

Marriott Rewards

40+ million members strong – making Marriott Rewards the largest base of active frequent business travelers of any industry program.



Warm wishes to you and yours this Holiday season!

Safe travels