Marriot Worldwide has introduced the demise of chief govt, Arne Sorenson, on the age of 62.
The trade chief had stepped again from his function on the resort big earlier this month to facilitate extra demanding remedy for pancreatic most cancers.
Sorenson, who died yesterday, grew to become solely the third chief govt 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 robust development trajectory that included the $13-billion acquisition of Starwood Lodges & Resorts.
“Arne was an distinctive govt – however greater than that – he was an distinctive human being,” stated J.W. Marriott, Jr., chairman of the Marriott board.
“Arne liked each facet of this enterprise and relished time spent touring our resorts and assembly associates all over the world.
“He had an uncanny capability to anticipate the place the hospitality trade was headed and place Marriott for development.
“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, expertise and rising companies, and Tony Capuano, group president, international improvement, design and operations companies, to share duty for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the enterprise models and company features, along with sustaining their present obligations.
Linnartz and Capuano will proceed on this capability till the Marriott Board appoints a brand new chief govt, which is predicted to be throughout the subsequent two weeks.