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 […]

Marriott International Expected to Open Nearly 100 Properties in 2021

75 Properties Opened Across Asia Pacific in 2020 Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAR) continues to expand its portfolio, expecting to open 100 properties in Asia Pacific in 2021, bringing more brands and experiences to new destinations for guests across the region. In 2020, the company celebrated its 800th milestone hotel opening in the region with […]

Guest Delight International (GDI) – Measuring Luxury

Does your property deliver on its brand promises? Do your employees engage with guests to deliver a truly sublime experience? Do you know if your hotel or resort delivers those experiences that you aspire to your guests at every moment in their journey? This is where Guest Delight International (GDI) can step in and help […]

Minor Hotel Group awards certificates to graduates of ‘Explorer’ training programme

A graduation ceremony was held at Hotel Jen on Sunday (17 June) for the participants of the Minor Hotels’ apprenticeship programme, Explorer, class of 2015. The graduates received their certificates on stage from Vice President Abdulla Jihad, the chief guest of the ceremony. Some 17 students completed their training in three areas of specialisation; Culinary, […]

Marriott International Inc to Merge with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to create world’s largest hotel group

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s board of directors approve a merger that will create the world’s largest hotel company.