Marriott International has named its new chief executive officer following the passing of former CEO Arne Sorenson.
The company has tapped Anthony “Tony” Capuano to the role effective immediately.
Capuano, who has joined the company’s board of directors, had previously served as Marriott’s Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations services.
Marriott has also announced the appointment of Stephanie Linnartz as its new president. Linnartz had been serving as Marriott’s Group President, Consumer Operations, Technology and Emerging Businesses.
“Tony has played a critical role in Marriott’s growth over the last decade,” said J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board at Marriott International. “He will be a terrific leader as we continue to advance our growth strategy while also navigating the market dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic. He works thoughtfully and pragmatically with our owner and franchisee community and has been steadfast in ensuring Marriott delivers operational excellence and elevated customer experiences at our properties. Tony has a deep appreciation for Marriott’s thousands of associates who ultimately deliver on our customer and brand promise and I know he will be a superb steward of our culture. Together with Stephanie in the role of President, and the rest of our exceptional leadership team, Marriott could not be in better hands.”
Capuano and Linnartz have been with Marriott since 1995 and 1997, respectively.