When the Athia family arrived in Washington, D.C., during the 1990s, they gained entrée to the local motel industry through connections from their native India. What began for them as front desk check-ins and the cleaning of motel rooms in suburban Maryland has grown into Baywood Hotels, a successful family-run hospitality development firm that has completed more than 70 hotels nationwide.
The Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC, the city’s soon-to-be-largest hotel, has officially started accepting applications for hourly employees as of Thursday, February 20. Opening on May 1, over the course of the year Marriott Marquis Washington, DC will provide hundreds of job opportunities, in housekeeping and front office, culinary, restaurants, engineering, loss prevention, and more.
The contest will name the best convention city based partly on an online vote, which will be open to the public through March 10. The cities were selected based on four criteria: the convention center itself, the city’s offerings, the proximity of hotels and restaurants to the convention space and travel ease, convenience and costs.
A Look Behind the Scenes of D.C.’s Convention Center Hotel
As a leader of his own construction company, Swenson Development & Construction, for over twenty years, Case Swenson had the pedigree of a builder family that has been a major player in Silicon Valley development for a century. In 2013 he has devoted more time to a family business that his father, Barry, a perennial valley fixture had been running for over three decades.