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The Legacy of Marriott's Arne Sorenson

Arne Sorenson's tenure as CEO of Marriott International was marked by deals designed to grow the company into a global powerhouse in the hotel industry.
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Marriott International Offers Planners New Hybrid Meeting Solutions Across Brands

More meeting and event professionals have been looking to plan hybrid virtual/in-person meetings and events as the meeting industry adapts to new ways of connecting during the global pandemic. However, meeting and event professionals often require additional information about technology, health protocols, and logistics available to them. Marriott International is offering innovative solutions to help Connect with Confidence and streamline the current planning process. New resources for hy...
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Industry Veterans Launch Hospitality Management Company

Hospitality industry veterans Chris Manley, formerly with Stonebridge Companies, and Jeff Blackman, founder and president of Bedford Lodging, have launched hotel management company Five Senses Hospitality Management™.Focused on careers, guests and owners within the hotel management industry, Five Senses Hospitality manages the day-to-day operations of hotel properties for existing owners, enabling an accelerated cash flow recovery and investment in acquisition opportunities."The hotel ind...
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Marriott International to create the Arne M. Sorenson Hospitality Fund to support the design of a world class hospitality program and curriculum

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation together with Howard University announced today the establishment of the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership in honor of Marriott International's (NASDAQ: MAR) beloved president and CEO, Arne Sorenson, who tragically passed away last week from pancreatic cancer. The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation will provide a $20 million endowment to launch the Center at Howard University, one of the nation's leading historical...
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Marriott International Appoints Anthony Capuano as New CEO And Stephanie Linnartz as President

Marriott International's (NASDAQ: MAR) Board of Directors announced today that Anthony "Tony" Capuano has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and has joined the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. He was previously Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations Services. The Board of Directors also announced that Stephanie Linnartz, previously Group President, Consumer Operations, Technology and Emerging Businesses, has been appointed President, effective i...
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Marriott Bets on the ‘Bleisure’ Lifestyle

Marriott International's MAR 4.61% late Chief Executive Officer Arne Sorenson, who died last week, told Forbes in 2019 that he wanted his company to be "as big as possible." His boldest move came back in 2015 when he announced that Marriott would acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, adding brands that appealed to travelers' interests and values such as design, fashion, youth and productivity. Now Marriott is hoping Mr. Sorenson's biggest deal can be its savior.
Tags: Travel, Marriott, Forbes, Sorenson, Arne Sorenson, Marriott International, MAR, Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide

Analysts Express Confidence in Marriott After Sorenson’s Death

Analysts who cover Marriott International said companies don't get stronger by losing emblematic leaders like Arne Sorenson, but the remaining executive leadership team is expected to continue to grow the company.
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Marriott International Announces the Unexpected Passing of Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO

It is with profound sadness that Marriott International announces that Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, unexpectedly passed away on February 15, 2021. In May 2019, the company announced that Mr. Sorenson had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On February 2, 2021, Marriott shared the news that Mr. Sorenson would temporarily reduce his schedule to facilitate more demanding treatment for pancreatic cancer.
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Marriott Bonvoy Mobile App Refreshed to Offer a More Intuitive and Personalized Experience in Anticipation of Increased Desire for Travel

Marriott Bonvoy, the travel marketplace and highly awarded travel program from Marriott International, has released a redesigned, more intuitive version of its mobile app in anticipation of increased desire and demand for travel this year. Featuring new travel shopping options based on inspiring destinations and access to more of Marriott's vast travel offerings such as premium vacation rentals from Homes & Villas by Marriott International as well as destination tours and activities, the ...
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The frustrating and liberating ways travel is returning in 2021

Travel will slowly start to return in 2021 - but it won't be any fun. As the first vaccines began to be approved and administered late last year, officials, businesses, and travelers began hoping that the great travel freeze of 2020 might begin coming to an end. But all too quickly, the discovery of new, more infectious strains of Covid-19, and soaring caseloads and death rates in several parts of the world, have dampened that optimism. What we do know is that 2021 is going to be a bumpy ...
Tags: Travel, Asia Pacific, Marriott International, Bart Buiring

Three Franchise Companies Account for 3,513 Projects/419,466 Rooms in the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline

In the recently released Q4'20 United States Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies with the largest U.S. construction pipelines at year-end 2020 are Marriott International with 1,397 projects/184,775 rooms, followed by Hilton Worldwide with 1,290 projects/150,294 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 826 projects/84,397 rooms. These three companies combined account for 67% of the projects and 65% of the rooms in the total ...
Tags: Travel, Hilton, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group IHG, U S Hotel Construction Pipeline

Marriott International Earns 100% Perfect Score on 2021 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Marriott International, Inc. today has been named, for the eighth consecutive year, among America's top corporations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality, by again earning a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
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Marriott's Arne Sorenson in conversation with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshi

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi recently joined Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson to discuss how Uber handled COVID-19 and share his thoughts on recovery and the future of travel.
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Davidson Hotels & Resorts Launches Resort Division

Leading hospitality management company Davidson Hotels & Resorts has launched Davidson Resorts, a sophisticated operating division focused entirely on the unique skill set necessary to effectively manage distinctive resorts. Specializing in complex, high-touch assets, the portfolio will be comprised of large-scale, highly-activated p roperties with multiple food & beverage outlets, retail, leisure activities like golf, spa, ski, water sports and more. At the helm will be resort and luxury...
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Marriott International Expands Footprint In Japan In 2020

Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAR) today announced the expansion of its footprint in Japan with the debut of six of its hotel brands in the country in 2020. Newly introduced brands include AC Hotels by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, EDITION, JW Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Reserve. With these additions and other openings during the year, the company will end 2020 with a total of 63 open properties in Japan represented across 18 brands.
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Marriott International Announces COVID-19 Testing Availability and Optional Health Protocols for Groups In Expansion of Connect with Confidence Initiative

As part of ongoing steps to help instill confidence and provide exceptional experiences and solutions for meeting professionals and attendees, Marriott International has identified health protocol options, including COVID-19 testing, which meeting professionals may select for group meetings at certain Marriott branded hotels in the United States beginning in January 2021. These optional health protocols build upon initiatives already in place as part of the recent launch of Connect with C...
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Marriott International Launched Your Smile Travels A Thousand Miles Campaign To Send Messages Of Warmth And Positivity

Marriott International Asia Pacific today launched "Your Smile Travels A Thousand Miles" campaign, to celebrate the company's associates and guests' resilience throughout the year and promote the smiles behind the masks to highlight positivity and solidarity. The campaign also unveiled an artwork created by Singaporean artist collective Ripple Root, "Smiles that Travelled a Thousand Miles", inspired by the 3,000 smiling faces and heart-warming stories of Marriott International associates ...
Tags: Travel, Marriott International, Marriott International Asia Pacific

Marriott International Named One of the Top 10 Companies for Executive Women

Marriott International has been named one of the 2020+ Top 10 Companies for Executive Women by Working Mother Media, for the 17th year. The list celebrates companies that champion women's advancement, with a focus on succession planning, profit-and-loss roles, gender pay parity, and programs that support work-life integration.
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Marriott Hosts First-Ever Hybrid Meetings Event: Connect with Confidence

On November 9, Marriott International hosted a hybrid virtual and in-person event, "Connect with Confidence," as the first part of a global series. The event was attended by 30 in-person customers and 238 virtual attendees, and took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in Virginia. It showcased Marriott's reimagined processes and meetings spaces, while reinforcing the brand's commitment to help meeting planners execute conferences and events during this new normal.
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Marriott International Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today reported third quarter 2020 results, which were dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic and efforts to contain it (COVID-19).
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68% of the projects in the United States Hotel Construction Pipeline are Marriott, Hilton and IHG brands

In the recently released quarterly United States Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies with the largest construction pipelines at the end of the third quarter of 2020 are Marriott International with 1,390 projects/184,450 rooms, followed by Hilton Worldwide with 1,351 projects/155,626 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 873 projects/89,375 rooms. Combined these three companies account for 68% of the projects and 66% of t...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hilton, Ihg, Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group IHG, Marriott Hilton

Marriott International announces partnership with Grab in six Southeast Asian countries

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the hospitality industry especially hard, and hotels around the world are looking for ways to regain revenue. Today, Marriott International and Grab announced a partnership that will cover the hospitality giant’s dining businesses in six Southeast Asian countries: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. Instead of room bookings, Marriott International deal with Grab focuses on about 600 restaurants and bars at its properties in t...
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Marriott International Announces New Offering to Work Anywhere

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced a new program to work anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy that meets consumers where they are in their lives - juggling working and schooling from home and seeking a little inspiration to break-up the monotony. Marriott Bonvoy's new Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass packages were designed as flexible options whether guests are seeking a one day stay from early morning into the evening, extended overnight stay with early morning check in and e...
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Marriott APAC CMO: 'Marketers who can identify local trends and adapt will recover quickest'

Nobody could have predicted how 2020 was going to turn out, but in every crisis, there is always an opportunity. When battling a crisis, the key ingredient to success is to respond swiftly and make decisions to keep things moving forward, Bart Buiring (pictured), chief sales and marketing officer, Asia Pacific at Marriott, International told Marketing. "We don't know when the global pandemic will end, and we can only continue to stay agile in our approach and ensure we keep people - our g...
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Teague Talks...Interview with Arne Sorenson, President & CEO of Marriott International

Teague chats with Arne about his COVID timeline, how he's been able to lead during a global pandemic, and how China's hotel performance may give us some insight into the recovery in the U.S.
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Marriott's Arne Sorenson Receives 2020 Out & Equal Ally Changemaker Award Recognizing Workplace Equality

Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International has been awarded the 2020 Out & Equal Ally Changemaker Award. According to Out & Equal, this award recognizes an LGBTQ Ally who has made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality. As allies, they uplift the voices of marginalized groups and have shown a unique commitment to LGBTQ workplace rights and will have used their talents to further that cause, even if at some risk.
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Marriott CFO: Corp. Clients Booking Twice the U.S. Room Nights from Spring

Marriott International now is selling to corporate customers in the United States twice as many nights and booking twice as many nights than it was in April and May, Marriott SVP and CFO Leeny Oberg said Monday during the J.P. Morgan Gaming, Lodging, Restaurant & Leisure Management Access Forum 2020.
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Marriott built its own ‘Airbnb’ before coronavirus crashed business travel. Did it help?

Marriott International began its push back against the success of Airbnb in Spring 2019 with Marriott Homes & Villas, a luxury property lodging service that offered customers a private residence alternative to hotel rooms. Bookings are up, by a lot, during Covid-19, as more travelers flock to individual properties. That's made the Airbnb rival a rare bright spot in business results for the hotel giant, which like its peers, has seen a massive falloff in traditional room bookings as busine...
Tags: Travel, Marriott, Airbnb, Marriott International, Marriott Homes Villas

Marriott International Joins with the American Travel Industry to Inspire Travel

Marriott International today announced its support for a major travel industry campaign designed to encourage Americans to plan for future travel even as they are navigating the day-to-day realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Let's Go There" campaign taps into Americans' pent up desire to travel again, while reminding travelers that simply planning a trip can bring tremendous and unexpected personal benefits.
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Award-Winning Hospitality Industry Leader Launches Multifaceted Consulting Agency For Full- And Limited-service Hotel Properties

Award-winning thought leader, speaker and consultant in the hospitality space, Ashley Ewing Parrott announced today the launch of Ashley Ewing Parrott Consulting, a full-service consulting agency for full- and limited-service hotel properties worldwide. With nearly a decade of hospitality industry experience, Parrott most recently served as Director of Brand Management for Marriott International's newest family of independent hotels, Tribute Portfolio, where she applied a consistent creat...
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