Starwood Hotels and Resorts President and CEO Frits van Paasschen in discussion with Stephanie Mehta.
Stephanie Mehta is Executive Editor of FORTUNE, overseeing technology, international and Washington coverage for Fortune. She also helps set the overall editorial direction for the magazine. She serves as co-chair of two of Fortune’s live events, Brainstorm Tech and the Most Powerful Women Summit, an annual gathering
of powerful women in business, politics and culture.
Frits van Paasschen
Frits van Paasschen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., having joined the company in 2007. Starwood is one of the world’s largest operators of high-end hotels, with well over 1,000 properties in 100 countries. Its nine brands are: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Westin, Le Méridien, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Element. In addition to hotels, Starwood operates premier time-share ownership resorts.