BETESDA, mother. (AP) – Marriott International on Tuesday appointed a new chief executive, a new president who died of cancer more than a week after the former chief executive.
Marriott said that Anthony “Tony” Capuano has been appointed CEO. Capuano, 55, joined the hotel company in 1995 and most recently served as chair of the Global Development, Design and Operation Services Group.
Stephanie Linnartz will serve as President of the Marriott. Linnartz, 52, joined Marriott in 1997, most recently serving as head of consumer business, technology and emerging business.
Former Marriott CEO and CEO Arne Sorenson died on February 15. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019.
JW “Bill” Marriott Jr., CEO of the company, said that Capuano has played a major role in the growth of Marriott over the past decade. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Marriott is the world’s largest hotel chain with 30 brands and more than 7,000 properties worldwide.
“He will be a great leader as we continue to develop our growth strategy while navigating the dynamics of the COVID-19 epidemic market,” Bill Marriott said in a statement.
Capuano, the fourth CEO in Marriott’s 93-year history, said his appointment was bittersweet.
“Arren was the educator of each member of his close leadership team, the champion և friend. “Thanks to Arne’s efforts, we are ready to move forward in this transition phase,” said Capuano.
Marriott shares were stable in the morning trading.