Tony and Stephanie are exactly the CEO and President we need as we continue to push forward towards recovery and growth in the years ahead.
Marriott International’s Board of Directors announced today that Anthony “Tony” Capuano has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and has joined the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. He was previously Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations Services.
The Board of Directors also announced that Stephanie Linnartz, previously Group President, Consumer Operations, Technology and Emerging Businesses, has been appointed President, effective immediately.
Tony has a deep appreciation for Marriott’s thousands of associates who ultimately deliver on our customer and brand promise and I know he will be a superb steward of our culture. Together with Stephanie in the role of President, and the rest of our exceptional leadership team, Marriott could not be in better hands,” said J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, Marriott International.
Prior to this appointment, Anthony Capuano, 55, was Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations Services.
In his previous role, he was responsible for leading global development and design efforts and overseeing the company’s Global Operations discipline. During that time, the company grew its footprint from just over 3,200 properties in early 2009 to over 7,600 properties by year-end 2020.
In addition, Anthony has overseen the tremendous growth and globalization of Marriott’s development pipeline to 498,000 rooms as of December 31, 2020, with more than half of the pipeline representing projects outside of the U.S. During the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anthony earned his bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. He is an active member of the Cornell Hotel Society and a member of The Cornell School of Hotel Administration Dean’s Advisory Board. He is also a member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s Industry Real Estate Financial Advisory Council.
As President, Stephanie Linnartz will be responsible for developing and executing all aspects of the company’s global consumer strategy, including brand, marketing, sales, revenue management, customer engagement, digital, information technology, emerging businesses and loyalty strategies.
In addition, she will oversee Marriott’s global development organization, which is responsible for the strategic growth of the company’s 30 lodging brands, as well as the global design and operations services functions.
"Tony and Stephanie are exactly the CEO and President we need as we continue to push forward towards recovery and growth in the years ahead,” said Bill.
Prior to this appointment, Stephanie was Group President, Consumer Operations, Technology and Emerging Businesses, where she was responsible for brand, marketing, sales, revenue management, customer engagement, digital, information technology, emerging businesses and loyalty strategies.
In 2019, under her leadership, the company combined the Marriott and Starwood loyalty programs to create the world’s largest hospitality loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy, which currently has more than 147 million global members.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the College of the Holy Cross, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees, and earned her Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.