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Marriott International Statement on Health of President and CEO Arne Sorenson

Marriott International | May 3, 2019

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that President and CEO Arne Sorenson was diagnosed on Wednesday with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. Sorenson, 60, received the diagnosis from a medical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after a series of tests. Sorenson will remain in his role while undergoing treatment. In a message to Marriott International associates, Sorenson noted: "The cancer was discovered early. It does not appear to have spread and the medical team – and I – are confident that we can realistically aim for a complete cure. In the meantime, I intend to continue working at the company I l...

Penn State School of Hospitality Management and Alumni to Honor CEO of World’s Largest Hotel Company, Arne Sorenson, in 2018

Marriott International | February 1, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State School of Hospitality Management in the College of Health and Human Development and The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society (PSHRS), have named Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, as the 2018 Hospitality Executive of the Year. With Marriott's purchase of Starwood last year, it reigns as the world' largest hotel company with over 6,000 hotels, more than 1 million rooms and over 30 brands in 122 countries. The University will honor Sorenson at a reception at the historic Nittany Lion Inn on April 12, 2018. The award and events precede the University's 2018 Blue-Whit...

Marriott’s Sorenson, STR’s Smith Inducted into U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

U.S. Travel Association | November 16, 2017

The pair join 94 previous recipients of the travel industry's highest honor WASHINGTON (November 16, 2017)—Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, and Randy Smith, co-founder and chairman of data and analytics firm STR, were inducted into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders Tuesday night. Inclusion in the Hall of Leaders, widely regarded as the highest honor in the travel industry, is bestowed to recipients by the U.S. Travel Association for "sustained, noteworthy contributions that have positively impacted the travel industry, stimulated greater achievement and raised industry-wide standards." "...

Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society to Honor Marriott CEO at April 12 Gala Reception

Marriott International | November 8, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State School of Hospitality Management in the College of Health and Human Development and The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society (PSHRS), have named Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, as the 2018 Hospitality Executive of the Year. The University will honor Sorenson at a reception at the historic Nittany Lion Inn on April 12, 2018. The award and events precede the University's 2018 Blue-White Weekend festivities and football game. The award ceremony will recognize Sorenson's extraordinary leadership and achievement in the hospitality industry and provide a special oppo...

Avison Young Hospitality Group Announces Nine Closings in June

U.S. Travel Association | June 29, 2017

ATLANTA – June 29, 2017 – The Avison Young Hospitality Group announced today that it has brokered nine hotel transactions, including one full service hotel and eight select service hotels, in June. Marriott, IHG and Choice franchise systems were notable hotel brands the hospitality group helped close. Assets were primarily located in the Pacific Northwest and Southeast, with one in New York. Chris Stark, Wendy Blissett, Rex Cagle, Andy Broad, Joe Jones and Keith Thompson represented Avison in the transactions. "Our closings this month illustrate buyers' desire for well-located hotel assets," said Andy Broad, principal at Avi...

Marriott International President and CEO, Arne Sorrenson, Posts Open Letter to President-Elect Trump

November 14, 2016

Congratulations on your election as President of the United States. You ran an impressive campaign, never doubting your message. You now have the opportunity to lead from the White House and all of us want you, and the nation you will serve, to be successful. I was gratified to hear your inclusive words in your election night speech. As President, you will have the ability to represent everyone, whether they supported you in the election or not. Particularly after this campaign, we need leadership to bring us together, to find areas of common ground and to help us find a path through issues that require compromise. You have the chance...

Marriott CEO Tells U.S. Congress: Get Back to Work; Shutdown Is a Failure of Political Leadership

Arne Sorenson, President & CEO of Marriott International | October 4, 2013

by Arne Sorenson, President & CEO of Marriott International Marriott International's headquarters is just a few miles north of America's Capitol, the epicenter of the profoundly disappointing federal government shutdown and a looming confrontation on the debt ceiling. The impacts ripple well beyond Washington, D.C. and past U.S. borders. Others from around the world are watching this circus, which is embarrassing at best. Just like in each of the last few years, we are confronted with a failure of our political leadership that threatens an economy that wants to turn the corner to higher growth and employment. With the major attracti...

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