Rick Hoffman

EVP Mergers, Acquisitions & Business Development

Marriott International


Master of Opportunity

Since August 2004, Rick Hoffman serves as Executive Vice President – Mergers, Acquisitions & Business Development with Marriott International. He is responsible for leading and supervising the company’s mergers and acquisition strategy and execution, as well as for developing new business opportunities for the company. He started with Marriott in 2000 as Senior Vice President, Special Projects. During his tenure, the company has added through acquisition Delta Hotels & Resorts (Canada), Protea Hotels, Gaylord Hotels, and the AC by Marriott brand, developed the Edition brand in partnership with Ian Schrager, created the Autograph Collection, and developed the new Moxy Hotel brand for the economy sector in partnership with Inter IKEA. Most recently, Rick led the Marriott team in successfully negotiating and closing the merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in September 2016, the largest such transaction ever in the industry. Prior to joining Marriott, he was an attorney for 18 years in the Washington, D.C., law-firm of Williams & Connolly. In that capacity, he served as Marriott’s lead counsel in several litigation matters.

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