Marriot Worldwide has introduced the demise of chief government, Arne Sorenson, on the age of 62.
The business chief had stepped back from his function on the resort large earlier this month to facilitate extra demanding therapy for pancreatic most cancers.
Sorenson, who died yesterday, grew to become solely the third chief government within the historical past of Marriott in 2012, and the primary with out the Marriott surname.
As its chief, Sorenson put the corporate on a powerful progress trajectory that included the $13-billion acquisition of Starwood Motels & Resorts.
“Arne was an distinctive government – however greater than that – he was an distinctive human being,” stated J.W. Marriott, Jr., chairman of the Marriott board.
“Arne beloved each facet of this enterprise and relished time spent touring our motels and assembly associates around the globe.
“He had an uncanny capability to anticipate the place the hospitality business was headed and place Marriott for progress.
“However the roles he relished probably the most had been as husband, father, brother and good friend.”
When Sorenson stepped again from full-time administration in early February, the corporate tapped two veteran Marriott executives, Stephanie Linnartz, group president, client operations, know-how and rising companies, and Tony Capuano, group president, international improvement, design and operations providers, to share duty for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the enterprise items and company features, along with sustaining their present duties.
Linnartz and Capuano will proceed on this capability till the Marriott Board appoints a brand new chief government, which is predicted to be inside the subsequent two weeks.