Arne Sorenson who created the world’s largest hotel operator by acquiring Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. in 2016, died on Feb. 15 and he was 62 years old.
Arne died after his pancreatic cancer worsened in recent weeks, two weeks ago Marriott said that he would “temporarily reduce his schedule” to deal with heightened treatment.
He became the CEO of the hospitality company in 2012, He had been with the company since 1996. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company owns 7,000 properties and operates 30 hotel brands across the world. Those include former Starwood brands Westin, Sheraton, Aloft, W Hotels and St. Regis. also The first not bearing the Marriott surname, and helmed the company through its acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.