Bill Marriott Rich DeVos Dedicate JW
J.W. "Bill" Marriott Jr., chairman and CEO of Marriott International, will join Rich DeVos in dedicating the new $100 million hotel in a private ceremony for VIP guests, followed by a reception for them, including guided tours of the hotel. The hotel will open to the public on Sept. 21.
Officials of the new hotel said Marriott's visit is a rarity, his only appearance at an opening of a JW Marriott hotel this year. Besides
The JW Marriott here is the only one in the Midwest: There are 16 in the
The Amway Hotel Corp., a subsidiary of Alticor, owns the new JW Marriott, as well as the
The planning of the JW Marriott was the last major business collaboration of Rich DeVos and fellow Amway founder Jay Van Andel, who died of Parkinson's disease in December 2004.
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