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Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson has passed away

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson has passed away

Old Feb 16, 21, 6:35 am
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Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson has passed away

https://marriott.gcs-web.com/news-re...passing-arne-m

After stepping back from the company earlier this month for additional pancreatic cancer treatment, Arne Sorenson has died. Rest in peace, Arne.
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Old Feb 16, 21, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by CLEguy View Post
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After stepping back from the company earlier this month for additional pancreatic cancer treatment, Arne Sorenson has died. Rest in peace, Arne.
Awful News. He had been suffering from Pancreatic Cancer for almost 2 years. RIP.
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Old Feb 16, 21, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by jr1202sr View Post
Awful News. He had been suffering from Pancreatic Cancer for almost 2 years. RIP.
Pancreatic cancer is a horrible way to go. Amazed he made it two years. RIP.
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Old Feb 16, 21, 6:45 am
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RIP. There will be a lot of loving tributes to him across the industry today, Having interacted with him multiple times I can report he was unusually thoughtful, empathetic and forward thinking, and personally humble for a CEO. He was also obviously an extremely driven businessman who grew Marriott to the top of the industry when several years ago that wouldn't have been thought of as the obvious outcome. Will be hard to replace within Marriott and the industry. Again, RIP.
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Old Feb 16, 21, 6:59 am
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This is indeed sad news. As other members related, he had accomplished so much in his brand, and the lodging industry. Earnestly hope that a widespread cure for this dreaded disease will be available soon.
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Old Feb 16, 21, 8:29 am
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So sad...wrote him once to compliment someone and he personally called me to thank me and discuss my experiences with Marriott. We talked almost an hour....I was shocked that there was a CEO who would talk with customers so freely. I think we exchanged Holiday cards a few times.....RIP for a job well done.
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Old Feb 16, 21, 9:55 am
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Very painful cancer. RIP
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Old Feb 16, 21, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by CLEguy View Post
https://marriott.gcs-web.com/news-re...passing-arne-m

After stepping back from the company earlier this month for additional pancreatic cancer treatment, Arne Sorenson has died. Rest in peace, Arne.
Condolences to the entire Marriott Family as well as to his family and friends!
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Old Feb 16, 21, 11:25 am
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Sad news. Condolences to family. RIP.
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Old Feb 16, 21, 11:53 am
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I read his bio for the first time today. Very interesting life. Born in Japan - moved to US at 7. Became a partner at a law firm. Marriott family recruited him where before CEO was CFO and head of Sales. You donít have a career like that by accident
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Old Feb 16, 21, 12:00 pm
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I live locally to Marriott HQ; here is the local article:
Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson dies (bethesdamagazine.com)
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Old Feb 16, 21, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by HNLbasedFlyer View Post
I read his bio for the first time today. Very interesting life. Born in Japan - moved to US at 7. Became a partner at a law firm. Marriott family recruited him where before CEO was CFO and head of Sales. You donít have a career like that by accident
I know several people of western heritage born in Japan (and even more in born in Asia), also with successful careers. Not suggesting you implied a positive or negative relation; pointing out it is not so uncommon.

Anyway, whatever I might think of what he did with Marriott, condolences to his family, and sympathy for his illness. I've also known a couple people go out with pancreatic cancer, and I can't feel anything but sorry.
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Old Feb 16, 21, 12:34 pm
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My condolences to families and relatives.

Could Marriott make a one category decrease for all their hotel properties as an act of mourning ?
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Old Feb 16, 21, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by hoipolloi View Post
Could Marriott make a one category decrease for all their hotel properties as an act of mourning ?

IMHO that question is a little too glib at this juncture.
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Old Feb 16, 21, 1:52 pm
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A terrible way to die. RIP Arne. Thoughts and prayers for your friends and family.
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