Run, Walk, Wheel Together in memory of late Marriott President Arne M. Sorenson

Run, Walk, Wheel Together in memory of late Marriott President Arne M. Sorenson

Nadi 29 March 2021 – Associates from Marriott International Hotels & Resorts in Fiji joined the global campaign in memory of its late CEO and president Arne M. Sorenson by coming together as a global community to celebrate his life by doing something he loved.

Sorenson, who was an avid fan of running, passed away in February, aged 62, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Associates at the Sheraton & Westin Hotels & Resorts started by gathering at the Coco Palms Lounge at 6.30 am last Wednesday for registrations before commencing the walk, run or wheeling around Denarau Island while collecting litter along the way and thinking or talking about their favourite Arne memory.

Arne Sorenson was always on the move. One of his favourite ways to discover a new place was to go for a run, often joined by local associates, to explore and connect with others. The two-hour event combined covered over 120KM.

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay held a similar event last Sunday starting at the resort to remember the late Sorenson was renowned for his leadership on difficult national and global issues and steered Marriott to make significant progress on diversity, equity and inclusion, environmental sustainability, and human trafficking awareness.

Becoming only the third CEO in Marriott’s history in 2012, and the first without the Marriott surname, Sorenson led the company to strong growth including the $13-billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.