New York Times  Nov 18  Comment 
Every big hotel chain has a loyalty program, but Starwood Preferred Guest stands out for the way it pampers the company’s most frequent customers.
Forbes  Nov 18  Comment 
If the Starwood-Marriott merger goes through, there will be 19 full service brands from Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis to Renaissance, Le Meridien, Sheraton, Marriott, Westin, AC, Autograph, Bulgari and more. Should they all survive? Or is having so...
Forbes  Nov 18  Comment 
Marriott just announced that it will acquire Starwood for over $12 billion, thus creating the largest conglomeration of brands in the hospitality industry. So what are the implications of this deal for the future of customer service, or, if you...
Forbes  Nov 17  Comment 
Tech will be a massive part of some tough cost savings being made.
The Economist  Nov 17  Comment 
THE $12.2 billion deal in which Marriott, an American hotelier, will buy a rival, Starwood, follows months of rumours about the bid target, whose brands include Westin and Sheraton. In April Starwood’s slow growth, at a time when other chains...
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 17  Comment 
Post Marriott deal, it’s business as usual with added benefits, says MD Dilip Puri
Wall Street Journal  Nov 17  Comment 
Starwood shareholders are getting a less-than-stellar premium, reflecting the degree of the company’s challenges.
Motley Fool  Nov 16  Comment 
Both companies were part of acquisition deals announced today, announcements that Wall Street didn't love hearing about.
New York Times  Nov 16  Comment 
The merger would create the world’s biggest hotelier. But the stated $200 million in cost savings will not cover the premium that Marriott is paying.
Benzinga  Nov 16  Comment 
Shares of both Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ: MAR) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc (NYSE: HOT) are down around 7 percent year-to-date. Canaccord Genuity’s Ryan Meliker maintained a Hold rating on Marriott and a Buy rating...


We don't normally stay at any Starwood holtes. The Marriot sends us all kinds of getaway offers, and some of them are just too good to pass up. Their service has always been stellar.References :

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