Residence Inn by Marriott

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Residence Inn by Marriott
IndustryExtended stay hotels
Founded1975
Number of locations
874 (2021)
Area served
Worldwide
ParentMarriott International
Websitehttp://www.residenceinn.marriott.com/

Residence Inn by Marriott is a brand of extended stay hotels. As of June 1, 2021, there were 874 Residence Inn hotels in the United States, Canada and Mexico with 107,680 rooms, plus an additional 243 hotels with 30,417 rooms in the development pipeline.[1] The brand's slogan is "It's not a room. It's a Residence". It was the first extended-stay brand in the United States and was a key player in launching the concept of a "suite" in a hotel.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The chain traces its roots back to in 1975, when Wichita, Kansas developer Jack DeBoer found himself with apartment properties that were facing unusually high vacancy rates. He repurposed one of the apartment buildings, converting the residential units to monthly rentals, and named it The Residence.[2] In 1981, DeBoer and developer Robert L. Brock (then the largest franchisee of Holiday Inn), formed a joint venture, launching a chain called The Residence Inn. The hotels focused on the "extended-stay" market, a term they invented.[3] The hotels were aimed at guests staying five nights or more, who would not need conventional daily hotel maid service, which reduced operational costs. Their guests were mostly business travelers on lengthy work assignments, patients of nearby hospitals, and those in need of temporary housing.[4] In January 1985, Holiday Corporation, the parent company of Holiday Inn, bought a 50% stake in The Residence Inn chain. In early 1987, DeBoer bought back Holiday's interest in the chain, before selling the entire company to Marriott International on July 7, 1987.[5]

Historically, the usual appearance of a Residence Inn was a main building, called the "Gatehouse," which houses the front desk, a common area for meal service, an on-site coin-operated laundry, a swimming pool and exercise room and often several outbuildings similar to condo or apartment complexes. Most had exterior corridors. More recent constructions, however, have moved away from the outbuilding style and instead have a more traditional layout with all suites in the same building. The suites are much larger than traditional hotel rooms, however. They are typically around 450 square feet for a standard suite and 750 for a two-bedroom suite. Residence Inns typically feature a complimentary small hot breakfast in the morning and a complimentary reception on Monday through Wednesday evenings called "The Mix".

Although DeBoer died in 2021, the original Wichita property is still operated by his company, under the WaterWalk brand.[6] The first Residence Inn to be opened by Marriott was in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Residence Inn's former logo used from 2003 until 2018.

In contrast to Marriott's other extended-stay brand, the low-cost TownePlace Suites, Residence Inn competes in the upscale industry segment, along with InterContinental's Staybridge Suites, Hyatt House, and Homewood Suites by Hilton.

Accommodations[edit]

Historical[edit]

US Non-US Total
2007[7] Properties      528      18      546
Rooms 062,805 02,611 065,416
2008[8] Properties      555      18      573
Rooms 066,252 02,665 068,917
2009[9] Properties      591      17      608
Rooms 070,995 02,417 073,412
2010[10] Properties      595      18      613
Rooms 071,571 02,559 074,130
2011[11] Properties      597      20      617
Rooms 072,076 02,791 074,867
2012[12] Properties      602      23      625
Rooms 072,642 03,229 075,871
2013[13] Properties      629      24      653
Rooms 076,056 03,349 079,405
2014[14] Properties      648      27      675
Rooms 078,518 03,645 082,163

From 2015[edit]

North
America
Europe Middle E.
& Africa
0Asia &0
Pacific
Caribbean
Latin Am.
Total
2015[15] Properties      690      03      03      001      697
Rooms 084,412 00307      301      0109 085,129
2016[16] Properties      726      03      03      002      734
Rooms 089,065 00307      301      0249 089,922
2017[17] Properties      750      05      03      002      760
Rooms 092,637 00520      301      0249 093,707
2018[18] Properties      789      09      03      002      803
Rooms 097,335 01,196      301      0249 099,081
2019[19] Properties      833      12      03      002      850
Rooms 103,038 01,477      301      0249 105,065
2020[20] Properties      854      13      03      004      874
Rooms 105,273 01,569      294      0544 107,680

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Residence Inn". Marriott Hotels Development.
  2. ^ Now and then: The history of Residence Inn
  3. ^ "Jack DeBoer (1931-2021)".
  4. ^ Now and then: The history of Residence Inn
  5. ^ Now and then: The history of Residence Inn
  6. ^ "Jack DeBoer (1931-2021)".
  7. ^ "2007 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 26.
  8. ^ "2008 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 22.
  9. ^ "2009 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 19.
  10. ^ "2010 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 18.
  11. ^ "2011 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 19.
  12. ^ "2012 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 22.
  13. ^ "2013 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 20.
  14. ^ "2014 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 17.
  15. ^ "2015 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 5.
  16. ^ "2016 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 7.
  17. ^ "2017 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 7.
  18. ^ "2018 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 6.
  19. ^ "2019 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 6.
  20. ^ "2020 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 13.

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