Marriott International, Inc. is a diversified hospitality company. It is a lodging company with more than 3,700 properties in 73 countries and territories. It operates and franchises hotels, including Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, ExecuStay, and Marriott Executive Apartments brand names. It operates in four segments: North American Full-Service Lodging, which includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts; North American Limited-Service Lodging, which includes the Courtyard; International Lodging, which includes the Marriott Hotels & Resorts, and Luxury Lodging, which includes The Ritz-Carlton. In September 2012, its JW Marriott hotel brand opened JW Marriott Essex House New York. In October 2012, Gaylord Entertainment Company sold the Gaylord Hotels brand and the rights to manage its four hotels to the Company.