Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson dies at 62

Arne Sorenson, chief executive officer of Marriott International Inc has died of cancer at the age of 62.

Sorenson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019 and in march 2020 he announced to give up his salary and donate it to the Covid-19 fund.

Moreover, Arne Sorenson became third in the history of Mariott CEO in 2012 and was the first non-family member to head the company.

During his role as a CEO, he transformed Marriott into the world’s largest hotel chain by acquiring Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $13 billion.

photo: Marriott International

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