Marriott Appoints Tony Capuano as New CEO and Stephanie Linnartz as President

Following the unexpected passing of former CEO Arne Sorenson last week, Marriott announces the appointment of a new chief executive officer and president on 23rd February. Anthony “Tony” Capuano, 55, who was previously Marriot’s Group President of Global Development, Design and Operations, joins the Board of Directors and is titled the CEO of Marriott International. […]

Marriott International Announces the Unexpected Passing of Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO

Marriott International has announced 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 […]

Ritz-Carlton to Debut in Maldives Late 2020

Newly built, 100-villa resort poised to open late 2020 Marriott International, Inc. is to debut The Ritz-Carlton brand in the Maldives, with a 100-villa resort amid white sandy beaches. The property, to be called The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, is slated to open late 2020. The company has signed an agreement to this effect with […]

Starwood Marriott merger

Marriott-Starwood merger gets approved

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has approved the merger of Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. As this was the last regulatory approval required to complete the merger, Marriott and Starwood are now able to proceed with closing the transaction and expect the transaction to be completed before the market opens on […]