Marriott Merging with Starwood

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by Cclay, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Cclay

    Cclay New Member

    Marriott Paying is $12.2 Billion to Acquire Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide to beocome the world’s largest hotel company. Sorenson will remain president and CEO of Marriott International following the merger, and Marriott’s headquarters will remain in Bethesda. This deal will include dozens of resorts in the Caribbean region.
  2. OldMemphis

    OldMemphis New Member

    This merger is not going to benefit everyone. Top-end Starwood elites will be okay and will benefit from this merger but the middle-class in the Starwood program will be pushed down in the pecking order and find it harder and harder to gain access to the hotels they want to stay in.

  3. TaliaGones

    TaliaGones New Member

    The loyalty programs operated by the two companies will remain separate entities until mid-2016. What happens thereafter, including which program would prevail when the two programs eventually merge, remains unknown.

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