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 April 2014, the Company acquired 116-hotel Protea Hospitality Group (PHG), based in South Africa.