Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson dies at 62 following fight with cancer

Arne Sorenson, the president and CEO of Marriott, the world’s greatest resort chain, died Monday, the hotel large introduced Tuesday early morning. He was 62.

The organization said in 2019 that Sorenson had been identified with pancreatic cancer, and before this thirty day period announced he would be using a step back from his standard agenda to “facilitate a lot more demanding procedure.”

Sorenson was just the third CEO in Marriott’s record, having the helm in 2012 — and the initially not to have Marriott as a very last identify. The organization was launched in 1927 by John Willard Marriott, and is at present led by his son, J.W. “Monthly bill” Marriott, the govt chairman.

In addition to expanding the company’s holdings, which include the acquisition of the Starwood chain of inns, Sorenson was recognised for his attempts to make his firm far more inclusive and environmentally pleasant.

“Arne was an exceptional executive — but far more than that — he was an remarkable human getting,” J.W. Marriott explained in a statement Tuesday. “He experienced an uncanny capability to anticipate where the hospitality sector was headed and situation Marriott for expansion. But the roles he relished the most ended up as spouse, father, brother and friend. We will skip Arne deeply.”

Considering that Feb. 2, the CEO function has been shared by Marriott executives Stephanie Linnartz and Tony Capuano. Marriott explained it will appoint a new CEO “within the upcoming two months.”