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Articles tagged “marriott”

Former Starwood CEO Thinks Timing of Marriott Deal Wasn’t Best for Shareholders

Here's the former Starwood CEO's take on what's happening in the hospitality industry now, and why brands need to work harder than ever to be more agile and flexible in dealing with disruption. Oh, and he thinks the Marriott-Starwood deal could have been better for shareholders and employees.

3 days ago

Marriott CEO on Loyalty, Airbnb and Direct Bookings

Arne Sorenson certainly had a lot to share at this year's Skift Global Forum. Read on for some insight into the company's unconventional decision to link Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest, as well as how he really feels about Airbnb and direct bookings.

3 days ago

Marriott And Starwood Loyalty Members Caught off Guard by Integration After Merger

Marriott and Starwood jolted their loyalty program members awake on Friday by allowing them to link award accounts.

5 days ago

Marriott Makes Plans to Double Workforce in Africa and the Middle East

If Marriott wants growth, it will find it here and in Asia. Starwood's expertise in these regions will certainly come in handy.

6 days ago

Marriott Has Its Sights on Expedia and Priceline Now That Starwood Buy Is Complete

The combination of loyalty and direct booking to battle the OTAs is the greatest power hotels have right now. But in the long-haul, should this be the most important battle for hotels to be fighting?

7 days ago

Marriott’s First Move Is Combining Its Loyalty Program With Starwood’s

Getting the loyalty programs to match right out of the gate is an excellent signal to the SPG members most worried about the merger.

1 week ago

Marriott CEO Interview: Buying Starwood and Its $13 Billion Bet on Loyalty

That didn't take too long now, did it? In all seriousness, however, this mega-merger was certainly a long one in the making, filled with plenty of twists and turns. Now, we hope, comes the even more interesting part in the next chapter of the story.

1 week ago

Marriott Is the New Dominant Force in Hotels — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

It's going to take a while for Marriott International to figure out which Starwood brands and programs it wants to keep. After that, expect the consolidation to affect the corporate negotiation process.

1 week ago

Starwood’s Hospitality Legacy After the Marriott Merger

Starwood Hotels & Resorts as we know it may be going away now that it'll be owned by Marriott International, but its history of innovation has had a lasting impact on the hospitality industry as a whole.

1 week ago

Every One of Marriott’s 30 Hotel Brands, Explained

Read on for our takes on all 30 of Marriott's brands.

1 week ago

Merging Marriott and Starwood Corporate Cultures, According to Marriott’s HR Chief

The one thing about mergers and acquisitions that isn't usually discussed? Bringing different company cultures together. That'll be key to the success of Marriott's acquisition of Starwood, and Marriott's Global Chief Human Resources Officer David Rodriguez knows it.

2 weeks ago

Marriott-Starwood Merger Receives Final Approval

If there were any doubts about the Marriott-Starwood deal getting done, you can now toss them out because of the approval from Chinese regulators. Now, let's get on with it.

2 weeks ago