Marriott International

No. 272: Stalin says hello, MSC Industrial rides the momentum and understanding why Central Islip needs two Marriotts

Well done: Congratulations, true believers – it’s Friday and you made it! For successfully completing 2018’s first five-day workweek, approximately 37 percent of you (according to a Bloomberg study) will now enjoy a three-day weekend. Seems U.S. businesses treat Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday, about the same as President’s Day, insofar as paid vacations. (Schools, banks and stock markets get it right). All hail: However your weekend shapes up, today, Jan. 12,…


Marriott, Briad Group double down in Central Islip

By GREGORY ZELLER // Marriott International and an industrious franchisee have opened another innovation-packed, 125-room hotel in surprisingly central Central Islip. At first blush, the small hamlet of about 35,000 people – a predominantly urban center occupying the lower spectrum of the economic middle ground, with a 20-acre industrial park and a working-class attitude – doesn’t automatically register as a travel destination. But if Central Islip, tucked into the middle of the Town of Islip,…