Marriott's Arne Sorenson's Death Elicits Tributes
There has been a significant outpouring of grief
Leaders from across the travel and hospitality sectors expressed profound sadness following the death of Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson on Monday. Sorenson, who publicly announced his pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 2019, was 62.
"I am deeply saddened by the heartbreaking news of Arne Sorenson's passing," Hilton president and CEO Chris Nassetta said in a statement posted on LinkedIn. "He was an incredibly respected man, a leader in hospitality and a devoted husband, father and friend. It's been a true honor to work alongside him on behalf of our great industry for so many years, and I will miss him and the friendship we've built."
Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO of Hyatt Hotels, echoed Nassetta's sentiments, calling Sorenson "a great partner" and "a warm and gracious friend. I will miss him dearly. The entire Hyatt family sends their heartfelt sympathy to all of our fellow hoteliers at Marriott."
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