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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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The world's biggest hotel chain is making big changes to defy the threat of Airbnb

• Marriott wants to be "the next Airbnb" by introducing new apps and services. • Guests will soon be able to book hotel reservations and submit requests on Facebook Messenger and Slack. • A new feature that curates local activities for guests could help the company compete with Airbnb. The hotel business is exploding. Over 80% of millennials, who famously value experiences over material things, are more likely to spend money on travel than save for their financial future. Still, the threat of h...
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