Wednesday on TV: Mormon Marriotts revealed in CNBC documentary
Published: December 12, 2012 04:10PM
Updated: December 12, 2012 04:10PM
Outgoing Marriott International CEO, J.W. Marriott Jr., left, and his replacement, Arne Sorenson, who will be only the third CEO in the company’s 85-year-history and the first one not named Marriott. (AP Photo/Marriott International Inc.)
CNBC's Hotel: Behind Closed Doors at the Marriott (7 and 10 p.m.), sounds, perhaps, more sensational than it actually is.
It's a relatively interesting, hourlong documentary about the Marriott hotel empire, complete with a look at the Marriott family's Mormon roots.
There are some attempts to spice it up - asking a maid about being propositioned by a guest; asking a concierge about skeezy requests from guests - but it's mostly a straight-forward documentary.
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