Associates at Wailea Beach Resort, Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Westin Maui, and Sheraton Maui and other Marriott International associates across Hawaiʻi honored late executive Arne M. Sorenson in a #ForwardForArne occasion.
Sorenson is the late President and CEO of Marriott Global, who unexpectedly passed away on Feb. 15, 2021. He would have celebrated 25 yrs with the firm. In Could 2019, the firm introduced that Sorenson experienced been diagnosed with pancreatic most cancers.
In accordance to the organization, Sorenson averaged in excess of 200 evenings-a-12 months in lodges all about the earth. In a 2018 LinkedIn article, Sorenson shared that operating was one particular of the approaches he defeat jet lag.
“If I simply cannot run exterior, I will work out in the hotel’s gym, but I favor to operate outside the house,” stated Sorenson. “Running is just one of the greatest approaches to conquer jet lag. For one point, you are outside, absorbing natural gentle, which can help your overall body adjust to the new time zone. It is also about having the blood pumping.”
According to the business, he employed operating as a way to expertise a location, get linked with the place he was and investigate his environment. He was usually joined by local associates from the resorts he was traveling to, so “enabling him to not only investigate a new spot but also connect with other people.”
To honor the late leader, the workforce came collectively to celebrate Sorenson’s life by carrying out a little something he beloved. The workforce was inspired to run, walk or bicycle any distance, wherever they are, to clearly show aid for Sorenson and better the thoughts and physique.
Sorenson grew to become the third CEO in Marriott’s record in 2012, and the to start with without the need of the Marriott surname. Described as a “visionary leader,” Sorenson place the enterprise on a solid growth trajectory that integrated the $13-billion acquisition of Starwood Motels & Resorts.
“Arne was an excellent executive – but a lot more than that – he was an remarkable human staying,” said J.W. Marriott, Jr., Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board. “Arne beloved each individual factor of this organization and relished time put in touring our accommodations and assembly associates all-around the world. He had an uncanny ability to anticipate in which the hospitality business was headed and situation Marriott for progress. But the roles he relished the most were as spouse, father, brother and good friend. On behalf of the Board and Marriott’s hundreds of countless numbers of associates all over the planet, we lengthen our heartfelt condolences to Arne’s wife and four children. We share your heartbreak, and we will miss out on Arne deeply.”