Marriott’s president, CEO Arne Sorenson diagnosed with cancer, will continue to work

Sorenson's treatment will begin next week

Arne Sorenson
Arne Sorenson

Marriott International’s CEO Arne Sorenson has been diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer, Sorenson told the hotel group.

According to Marriott’s statement, Sorenson received the diagnosis from his medical team in Baltimore after “a series of tests”. The group also added that “Sorenson will remain in his role while undergoing treatment”.

According to the 60-year-old, the cancer has not spread. He told Marriott International associates, “The cancer was discovered early. It does not appear to have spread and the medical team – and I – are confident that we can realistically aim for a complete cure. In the meantime, I intend to continue working at the company I love. Let me make one request, look ahead with me. We have great work underway at Marriott. I am as excited by what we can accomplish together as I have ever been.”

Sorenson’s treatment plan will begin next week with chemotherapy and his surgery could take place towards the end of 2019.

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