Marriott International Appoints Tony Capuano as New CEO
Global hotelier Marriott International has announced that Tony Capuano has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and has joined the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. He was previously Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations Services.
Capuano’s appointment follows the unexpected passing of Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson earlier this month. The Board of Directors also announced that Stephanie Linnartz, previously Group President, Consumer Operations, Technology and Emerging Businesses, has been appointed President, effective immediately.
“Tony has played a critical role in Marriott’s growth over the last decade,” said J.W. 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. Together with Stephanie in the role of President, and the rest of our exceptional leadership team, Marriott could not be in better hands.”