Business Analysis Part 1
Marriott International, Incorporated is a leader in the global hospitality industry with more than 3,500 properties and the broadest portfolio of brands in the industry. Since the beginning of its existence, “Marriott has firmly established a culture and a tradition of innovation, service and leading performance” (Marriott Website). I chose to conduct a business analysis of this company because one of my interests is managing a prestigious international hotel and resort.
After conducting a research about Marriott, I learned the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis about the company. Their strengths are on technical innovations, higher brand recognition and recall, and global presence, and strong brand portfolio.
The company adopted the so-called Marriott’s Automated Reservation System for Hotel Accommodations (MARSH), “a technical innovation to ease the business process and increase hassle-free experience for the customers” (Marriott International, Inc. Datamonitor). MARSH is a well-known reservation system to assist the customers wherever they go around the world. This technology gives the Marriott an advantage over its competitors. Another technical innovation that the company is using is the Property Guest Object Oriented System (PGOOS). This is “an auditing tool which automatically audit every night its central reservations system, i.e. MARSH” (Marriott International, Inc. Data Monitor). Using this tool enables the company to simplify the announced rates versus the negotiated rates, making sure that the negotiated rates are the same or lower than the announced rates.
Another thing that makes Marriott strong is its higher brand recognition and recall. This company is known for its prestige, luxury, and elegance. It ranked 37 in the Fortune’s 2011 rating of World’s Most Admired Companies after reviewing the list as the...