BERLIN, Germany — Arne Sorenson, the CEO of Marriott International, now leads the largest hotel company in the world—30 brands and more than 1 million rooms. In the hospitality space, he's a go-to CEO for commentary on the current state of affairs in the industry.
We went in-depth with Sorenson just after he received his IHIF Lifetime Achievement Award, here at the InterContinental Berlin.
President Donald Trump continues to be on the tip of everyone's tongue, from the U.S. to here in Germany. We asked for Sorenson's take on Trump's executive travel ban order, which got a redux today, and as you might expect, he had some strong words.
In this exclusive video, Sorenson touches on that, challenges facing the hospitality industry and how to overcome them, the real compelling reason behind the Starwood acquisition, disruption, hospitality start-ups and what the hotel company office of the future looks like.