Marriott International Inc has appointed Tony Capuano, group president for global development, as its chief executive officer.
Capuano is replacing Arne Sorenson, who passed away last week.
Capuno joined Marriott in 1995 and was in charge of the company's US and Canada lodging business.
The hotel chain has also named Stephanie Linnartz, group president, consumer operations, as its president.
Executive Chairman Statement
"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," executive chairman JW Marriott, Jr said in a statement.