Marriott International signs in at the top of the lodging industry. The company is one of the world's leading hoteliers with over 4,800 operated or franchised properties in 80 countries. Its hotels include such full-service brands as Renaissance and its flagship Marriott Hotels, as well as select-service and extended-stay brands Courtyard and Fairfield Inn. Its portfolio also includes luxury brand The Ritz-Carlton and entertainment brand Gaylord Hotels & Resorts. The firm spun off its time-share business, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, in 2011.