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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 Names Anthony Capuano New CEO, President

Marriott International named a new CEO and a new president Tuesday, a little more than a week after its former leader died of cancer.
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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.
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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 CEO Arne Sorenson, 62, dies after 2019 pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson, who led the hotel chain through a major expansion and through the COVID-19 pandemic, has died. He was 62.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Marriott CEO dies after cancer fight

Marriott International's president and CEO Arne Sorenson died Monday following a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, the hotel chain announced Tuesday.
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Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson has died after pancreatic cancer fight

Marriott International's president and CEO Arne Sorenson died Monday following a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, the hotel chain announced Tuesday.
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Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson dies after battle with cancer

Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson had been undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Marriott's CEO is reducing his schedule during pancreatic cancer fight

Marriott International's president and CEO Arne Sorenson is reducing his demanding schedule for "several months" as he continues to fight pancreatic cancer.
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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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COO and cofounder of Southeast Asia's most valuable startup, Grab, shares how the company grew from a ride-hailing service to a 'super app'

Chief Operating Officer and cofounder of Grab Grab Tan Hooi Ling is the cofounder of Grab, an 8-year old company now considered to be Southeast Asia's most valuable startup Beginning life as a single-market taxi-booking app, Grab now has interests in a range of app-based services including delivery and digital banking Tan identifies Grab's attempts to narrow the financial inclusion gap in the region as the company's biggest challenge While COVID-19 had a big impact on Grab's ...
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The 15 best places to work in 2021, according to Glassdoor

Bain & Company was the top-rated company on Glassdoor's 2021 Best Places to Work list. Rick Friedman/Getty Images Glassdoor just released its annual ranking of the Best Places to Work. This ranking is based on employee feedback on Glassdoor over the past 12 months. Among the companies that typically make the list, like Bain & Company and Google, there were 19 first-time appearances, including Pfizer at No. 39. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're wondering whic...
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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 ...
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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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Mass tourism will roar back by summer, optimistic Expedia CEO says

Things are looking good for Expedia Group — well, relatively, anyway. Its third-quarter earnings report shows a company that’s still pulling in $1.5 billion in quarterly revenue, exceeding mid-pandemic expectations, even if that it represents $221 million in losses. Parts of the business, such as airfare sales, may have tanked, but others, like rental home platform VRBO, are compensating. Instead of looking back at the last few months of bumpy business, though, Chief Executive Office Peter Kern—...
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Travel stocks rally after Moderna's vaccine progress lifts hopes for near-term reopening

Robert Alexander/Getty Images Airlines, cruises, and hotels all traded higher on Monday as encouraging results from Moderna's vaccine trial boosted the so-called reopening trade.Moderna announced Monday morning that its experimental coronavirus vaccine was 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19 in trial patients.United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta jumped more than 5%.Cruises stocks rallied roughly 7%, while Mariott International and Hilton Hotels also saw strong gains.Visit the Bu...
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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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