He was addressing a summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America.
"Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century.
Apart from the Arabs and converted Muslims aboard Spanish ships, Islam may not have been present in the New World.
But it still haunted the imagination of Europeans as they ventured into the alien unknown.
In it, the group reminded Mr Sorenson that the Marriott “proudly states on its website that ‘diversity and inclusion is fundamental to our core values'" and the hotel group's history of standing up for minorities.