Articles tagged “Arne Sorenson”

Marriott CEO Embraces ‘Hygiene Theater,’ Noting All the Measures Boost Guest Comfort Levels

Marriott CEO Embraces ‘Hygiene Theater,’ Noting All the Measures Boost Guest Comfort Levels

Cameron Sperance, Skift

It's unlikely economic lockdowns are in the cards for preventing future coronavirus case surges in the U.S., and Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson's defense of "hygiene theater" shows what the business community sees as a viable alternative safety measure.

17 hours ago

Marriott CEO Says Nations Not Having Strong Coronavirus Policies Hurt Businesses Like His

Marriott CEO Says Nations Not Having Strong Coronavirus Policies Hurt Businesses Like His

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The U.S. hotel industry may have strong momentum behind its initial recovery, but strong government leadership will be key in keeping the recovery consistent.

3 months ago

Marriott CEO: Virtual Meetings and Remote Work Won’t Hurt Hotels Permanently

Marriott CEO: Virtual Meetings and Remote Work Won’t Hurt Hotels Permanently

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Marriott's Arne Sorenson is optimistic that hotels will eventually go back to pre-coronavirus performance levels, but the biggest uncertainty remains over how long group travel fears will prevent business from a full rebound.

4 months ago

European Hotels Among Last to Recover? Don’t Tell That to Germany

European Hotels Among Last to Recover? Don’t Tell That to Germany

Cameron Sperance, Skift

A full economic recovery is years away, and the path it takes is largely uncertain. Germany, with its strong domestic traveler base, could be a surprisingly strong performer in a hotel industry on the rebound.

4 months ago

Marriott CEO Arne Sorensen Says Most of the World Has Seen the Bottom

Marriott CEO Arne Sorensen Says Most of the World Has Seen the Bottom

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Marriott sees early signs of travel demand coming back to properties in China and North America. But its plans to mount an aggressive marketing campaign to take as much of the early recovery market share as possible recognizes it will be tough competition on the rebound.

4 months ago

Marriott CEO Sorenson Details Crisis Contingency Plans in Emotional Address

Marriott CEO Sorenson Details Crisis Contingency Plans in Emotional Address

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's fairly certain that many Marriott International-affiliated properties will never reopen. CEO Arne Sorenson is showing leadership in being candid about the tough measures the hotel chain has to take to emerge with a business worth running when coronavirus hopefully fades.

6 months ago

What Happens to Washington D.C. Tourism During an Election Year?

What Happens to Washington D.C. Tourism During an Election Year?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

All eyes will be on the American presidential campaign come 2020, but despite all the attention on the nation's capital, the effect that an election year has on tourism in Washington D.C. isn't so straightforward.

10 months ago

Marriott CEO Sorenson Offers Update on Cancer Treatment

Marriott CEO Sorenson Offers Update on Cancer Treatment

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Marriott keeps growing despite a drop in earnings this quarter. CEO Arne Sorenson is optimistic, even as he prepares for surgery to treat his pancreatic cancer. Sorenson isn't missing his morning workouts, and said he would be healthy for the next earnings call in 2020.

11 months ago

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

1 year ago