Marriott International announced that in consultation with its Board of Directors, J.W. Marriott, Jr. plans to transition to the role of Chairman Emeritus in 2022. In anticipation of that event, the company expects that David Marriott, currently President, U.S. Full Service, Managed by Marriott, will join the company’s Board of Directors in 2021.
David Marriott, who leads the team responsible for more than 320 full service managed hotels in the U.S., started in the company as a teenager washing dishes and has built his career in regional operations and sales. Should. David Marriott join the Board, the company expects he will step down as an executive of the company at that time, in anticipation of assuming the position of Chairman of the Board. “David is well-suited to join our Board and I know he will bring not only his operations and sales experience but also his deep understanding of Marriott’s culture to Board-level conversation and decision-making,” said Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International.