Comments: I was a graduate student attending an academic conference at the Marriott World Trade Center in March 2001 and, thanks to the conference rate discount, was able to stay there for several nights. The staff was friendly and helpful - they even moved my things for me when I had to change rooms but could not leave the sessions in time to do it myself. The last day of the conference, they held my bags for me for the rest of the afternoon. Before I went back for them, I took the elevator up to the top of Tower 2 to watch the sunset from the top floor. It was cold and I had the outdoor observation deck to myself. As evening fell, I watched the lights come on all around the city. Finally I left, promising myself I would come back to stay at the Marriott and watch another sunset from Tower 2. I picked up my bags at the hotel, went uptown, and six months later everything was gone.
Added: September 11, 2011
Submitted by Name: Bob From: Washington, DC E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was a Monday thru Thursday resident at the Marriott WTC for 4 years while engaged in Consulting with clients.I also wondered what happened to much of the staff that I knew so well. My birthday is 9/11, so I stayed home on 9/10 to celebrate with family. I was in the air on 9/11, on my way back to NYC and the Marriott WTC, at the time of the attack.
Added: September 11, 2011
Submitted by Name: Michelle From: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada E-mail: Contact
Comments: I had the pleasure of staying at the Marriott WTC in September 1999. We had a trade show there and hosted guests from across the county. I still remember the diligence of the many staff that worked there. As the hotel was at full capacity during our show, the hotel manager scrambled to accommodate my team members and I. Much to our surprise, the "best he could do" was put 4 of us up in the Presidential Suite for 2 nights!! This room was absolutely spectacular! It was wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, a baby grand piano, a bathroom suite that you could fit a family into, and so much space that the 4 of us had our own little nooks! Even looking out those windows, you could not even really see the edges of the Twin Towers - they were so wide! I will never forget this wonderful space and the lovely people we met there. I know they did everything they could that fateful day, to protect people.
Added: September 11, 2011
Submitted by Name: Robert Durrell From: currently living in Mexico E-mail: Contact
Comments: On Sept 10 my flight from San Francisco was scheduled to land at Newark but because of a fire there it was diverted to JFK. Therefore I checked in to Marroit WTC instead of Newark. On Sept 11 I had an 8:00 AM meeting in New Jersy so I got up and left hotel at 6:00 AM but didn't check out or take my suitcase becuase I planned to return that afternoon. Thank God for early morning meetings and I'm sorry I didn't pay my hotel bill.
Added: September 10, 2011
Submitted by Name: Jim From: Omaha, NE E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was a Marriott Corp. Associate of more than 2 years on 09/11, and am still with Marriott today. Contrary to what Cathy thinks, Marriott Corp. has not forgotten this hotel.
The hotel's flag was recovered from the debris. For the past decade the flag hung in the lobby of Marriott International Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, and served as a constant reminder of the two Marriott associates who lost their lives.
On August 25, 2011 the flag came off the wall in headquarters to make the journey back to New York. It will be on display in the New York Marriott Downtown for the tenth anniversary remembrance of 9/11 and will eventually be part of a permanent exhibit at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Comments: Thank you to all those that remember those of us who survived the collapse of the Marriott WTC on 9/11. The Marriott has tried for years to make people forget the hotel existed or that people lost their lives in the hotel that day. To the manager of the hotel and all the firefighters that lost their lives at the hotel that day...thank you for all you did so the rest of us could survive!
Added: September 9, 2011
Submitted by Name: HOLLY SNYDER From: MASSENA,NEW YORK E-mail: Contact
Comments: GOD BLESS AMERICA, EVEN 10 YEARS LATER MY EYES FILL WITH TEARS LOOKING BACK AT THE TRAGEDY THAT CAME BEFORE US SEPTEMBER 11,2001. TO ALL THOSE WHO LOST A LOVED ONE, I HAVE HEART FELT SYMPATHY FOR YOU. I PRAY AND CRY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO NEED A STRANGERS EMBRACE AND/OR HUG. TO THOSE HEROS,STILL WITH US OR NOT NO WORDS CAN EVER SAY ENOUGH THANK YOUS.YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE OR RISKED YOUR LIVES TO HELP A STRANGER,COWORKER, OR ANYONE IN NEED OF A HELPING HAND,A SMILE, OR JUST A HUG. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. WE SHOWED AS AMERICANS THAT WE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR EACH OTHER IN ANY SITUATION,IN A TIME OF NEED.
Added: September 8, 2011
Submitted by Name: Bob Atkinson From: San Jose, CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hard to believe its been 10 years, I was never able to see the twin towers but wish I could have, it looked like it was a beautiful place. When the new site is finished I am going to go there and be see it. My heart goes out to all the people who passed away that dreadful day almost 10 years ago, RIP. I do hope the families of the victims are doing well. Peace be with you all.
Added: September 7, 2011
Submitted by Name: Survivor From: NY
Comments: Thank you for remembering the survivors of 9/11.
Added: September 5, 2011
Submitted by Name: Jennifer From: AL
Comments: I stayed in the Marriott Hotel back in 1997. I was in the marching band with my school and we had came to march in the Thanksgiving Day parade. I can still remember walking around the hotel, going up in the tower and eating down in the mall that was in the basement. I always wondered what happened to the hotel that day. Thanks for making this site. I will never forget the victims and survivors of that horrific day. God Bless