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Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson Diagnosed With Cancer

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Marriott International, Inc. announced in a statement that the company's President and CEO Arne Sorenson was diagnosed on Wednesday, May 1, with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. Sorenson, 60, received the diagnosis from a medical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after a series of tests. Sorenson will remain in his role while undergoing treatment. In a message to Marriott...

Industry Optimism Remains Steady at the 40th NYU Hospitality Investment Conference

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The cautious optimism of 2017 remains steady among hospitality industry professionals a year later during the 40th NYU Hospitality Investment Conference taking place at the New York Marriott Marquis from June 3-5. A strong first quarter, in which U.S. hotels reported better-than-expected RevPAR increases, record travel numbers, and the extended lodging cycle have boosted confidence levels even as tech disruptors...

Top Hotel CEOs Dialogue About Diversity

At the second annual Lodging HR and Diversity Summit, CEOs from three of the top hotel companies—Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, and Choice Hotels and Resorts—spoke openly and honestly about how promoting and practicing inclusion benefits their organizations and helps move the industry forward. The leaders addressed an intimate group of diversity advocates, hotel executives, and hospitality educators during an...

Bill Marriott Jr.: The Interview

“Forty years,” Bill Marriott Jr. says simply while on the phone from New York City. He’s explaining to Lodging why he decided it was time to step away from the CEO post at Marriott International Inc.—the hotel conglomerate his father founded 85 years ago—and pass on the reins to longtime President and Chief Operating Officer Arne Sorenson. Marriott Jr.,...