Marriott CEO Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

By Paul Riegler on 3 May 2019
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IMG_3916 (1)Marriott International said Friday that its chief executive officer has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and will undergo chemotherapy.

The hotelier said that Arne Sorenson, 60, was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Mr. Sorensen intends to remain in his post while undergoing treatment.

“The cancer was discovered early,” Mr. Sorensen said in a message to Marriott employees. “It does not appear to have spread and the medical team – and I – are confident that we can realistically aim for a complete cure.”

Mr. Sorensen will begin the chemotherapy next week and will undergo surgery by the end of the year, the company said.

Marriot, with over 7,000 properties, is the world’s largest hotel operator with a list of brands that includes Sheraton, Delta, Courtyard, St. Regis, Ritz-Carlton, Le Meridien, and Aloft. Mr. Sorensen joined the company in 1996 and has served as CEO since 2012.

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