We were deeply saddened by the passing of Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson. All who had the pleasure of working with or knowing Arne can attest to his leadership, business acumen, and commitment to the betterment of the travel industry. But when I think of my dear friend, I will remember most his kind heart and deep devotion to the thousands of employees who work for Marriott—a profound legacy that will endure far beyond his lifetime. My thoughts are with Ruth and Arne’s wonderful family, and the entire Marriott workforce family as well. We will all miss him terribly.

Roger J. Dow

President and CEO

U.S. Travel Association