Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) is among the world's largest hotel companies. Based in Maryland, USA, it has 5,700 properties in 110 countries. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company's 30 leading brands include: Bulgari Hotels and Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W, EDITION, JW Marriott, The Luxury Collection, Marriott Hotels, Westin, Le Méridien, Renaissance Hotels, and Sheraton. The company also operates the Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty programmes.