"We're still building. Obviously you don't turn around overnight," he said. "There's still some distance before we get back to the levels we were in 2007 but we can see it in sight." The Marriott executive said that at their worst, in 2008 and 2009, revenue per available room fell 25 percent, beyond the loss after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York and Washington. Now, however, he sees business and leisure travel increasing at all Marriott's brands, including its luxury Ritz-Carlton and its Courtyard motels for business travelers. Get the full story at CNBC