Arne Sorenson, the president and CEO of Marriott, the world’s greatest resort chain, died Monday, the hotel huge announced Tuesday early morning. He was 62.
The business explained in 2019 that Sorenson had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and previously this month introduced he would be having a action back from his standard schedule to “aid a lot more demanding cure.”
Sorenson was just the third CEO in Marriott’s history, getting the helm in 2012 — and the first not to have Marriott as a previous title. The organization was started in 1927 by John Willard Marriott, and is presently led by his son, J.W. “Invoice” Marriott, the executive chairman.
In addition to expanding the company’s holdings, including the acquisition of the Starwood chain of hotels, Sorenson was known for his endeavours to make his enterprise additional inclusive and environmentally pleasant.
“Arne was an remarkable government — but a lot more than that — he was an extraordinary human staying,” J.W. Marriott stated in a assertion Tuesday. “He experienced an uncanny capability to foresee the place the hospitality field was headed and position Marriott for expansion. But the roles he relished the most were as spouse, father, brother and buddy. We will pass up Arne deeply.”
Considering that Feb. 2, the CEO job has been shared by Marriott executives Stephanie Linnartz and Tony Capuano. Marriott stated it will appoint a new CEO “within the following two months.”