Marriott International resorts in the Maldives celebrated the legacy of the hospitality giant’s late CEO and President, Arne Sorenson. Employees of the resorts joined the #ForwardForArne global campaign to honour Marriott’s late CEO and President.

Employees at the resorts in the Maldives joined hands to do something Arne Sorenson loved with the run, walk and wheel. The late CEO of Marriott was a fan of running.

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Celebrating the life of Arne Sorenson, Marriott International’s late President and CEO by doing something he loved, through our Run, Walk, Wheel event #ForwardForArne.

A statement by JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa.
Image: JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
W Maldives

Honoring Marriott International’s late President and CEO, we are celebrating Arne’s life by doing something that he loved. Run. Walk. Wheel. Together.

A statement by W Maldives.
Image: W Maldives
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

We celebrate the life and legacy of Arne Sorenson, our late President and CEO, by doing something he loved. Our 28 associates swam from Kakuni Beach to the islet as a tribute to our respected and much loved Arne.

A statement by Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

Mr. Sorenson became the third CEO in Marriott’s history in 2012. Furthermore, he became the first to take the position without the Marriott surname. A visionary leader, Mr. Sorenson put the company on a strong growth trajectory which included the $13-billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

During his tenure as CEO, Mr. Sorenson was tireless in driving the company’s progress. He created opportunities for associates, growth for owners and franchisees and results for the company’s shareholders.

According to Marriot International, Arne M. Sorenson was known for his leadership on difficult national and global issues. He steered Marriott to make significant progress on diversity, equity and inclusion, environmental sustainability and human trafficking awareness.

Feature image by W Maldives