From Marriott International President and CEO: Feeling Gratitude on Thanksgiving
November 23rd, 2020
“Even in these difficult days as we grapple with a global pandemic, we can find reasons for some optimism and gratitude. On my list: I am grateful that 2020 will be coming to a close and that promising developments on vaccines for COVID-19 bode for a better 2021.
I am grateful to be here and feeling strong. This time last year, I was recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery. Throughout 2020, I got through the scheduled treatments and I am optimistic about the future. Like a lot of cancer survivors, I am very grateful to be here and ready to throw a football before we sit down for dinner.
And I am grateful for so many friends and colleagues around the world, who have navigated through a complicated time with strength and hope. One day, we will all be telling stories at the Thanksgiving table about how we survived this pandemic. I look forward to that as we celebrate this year.”