Richard Hoffman
EVP, Mergers, Acquisitions & Business Development
Marriott International

Rick Hoffman serves as Executive Vice President – Mergers, Acquisitions & Business Development, a position he has held since August 2004.  In his current role, he has responsibility for leading and supervising Marriott’s mergers and acquisition strategy and execution and developing new business opportunities.  He led the Marriott team in successfully negotiating and closing Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 2016, the largest M&A transaction in the hospitality industry at over $13 billion.  During his tenure, the company also acquired Delta Hotels & Resorts (Canada); Protea Hotels (Sub-Saharan Africa); Gaylord Hotels; and the AC by Marriott brand.  Rick negotiated the EDITION brand partnership with Ian Schrager; and the Moxy Hotel brand partnership with Inter IKEA.  He currently serves as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Design Hotels, AG, a German public company. 

Prior to his current position, Rick served as Executive Vice President for Finance and eCommerce, as well as Senior Vice President, Finance.  He started with Marriott as Senior Vice President, Special Projects in 2000. 

Before beginning his Marriott career, Rick was an attorney at Williams & Connolly, a Washington, D.C. law-firm, and served as Marriott’s lead counsel in several litigation matters. 

Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum

Better Together – Making the Most of your Merger or Acquisition

How can you ensure your merger or acquisition will drive value to your business? This panel will consider M&A trends from the perspective of all stakeholders, drawing from the example of recent M&A activity.