Articles tagged “marwood”

Interview: Marriott CEO on Politics, Technology and Loyalty

Interview: Marriott CEO on Politics, Technology and Loyalty

Deanna Ting, Skift

Despite the challenges facing the industry, Sorenson remains optimistic and determined to make sure Marriott's $13.3 billion bet on loyalty pays off.

3 weeks ago

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yet again, Steve Wynn keeps winning, as are his gaming counterparts. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, who managed to win an all-out battle for Starwood last year, was the top-ranked non-gaming CEO.

1 month ago

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'll definitely be keeping our eye on what develops as far as Marriott's decisions for its reservations and loyalty platforms going forward. But we're still not so convinced they're keeping all 30 of those brands over the long term.

2 months ago

Marriott Is Selling More Starwood Properties to Further Its Asset-Light Strategy

Marriott Is Selling More Starwood Properties to Further Its Asset-Light Strategy

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hotel by hotel, Marriott is transforming the Starwood legacy business into something more reflective of its own hospitality management style, meaning going asset light all the way.

3 months ago

Marriott Turns to Starwood Vet to Run All Three of Its Loyalty Programs

Marriott Turns to Starwood Vet to Run All Three of Its Loyalty Programs

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott really, really, really wants SPG members to know it won't forsake them as it tries to combine all three of its loyalty programs into one by next year.

4 months ago

Expedia and Priceline Can Expect Tougher Negotiations With Marriott the Next Time They Meet

Expedia and Priceline Can Expect Tougher Negotiations With Marriott the Next Time They Meet

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sometimes, being bigger really can be better. Or at least that's what Marriott is telling itself.

6 months ago

Marriott Officially Debuts New Luxury Group for Eight of Its 30 Brands

Marriott Officially Debuts New Luxury Group for Eight of Its 30 Brands

Deanna Ting, Skift

With so many brands that fall under the luxury space, this makes sense but we wonder: what will happen to the other 20+ brands? How will Marriott contend with differentiating them, too?

7 months ago

Marriott Divides Its 30 Brands Into Two Categories: Classic or Distinctive

Marriott Divides Its 30 Brands Into Two Categories: Classic or Distinctive

Deanna Ting, Skift

We're getting a bit more insight into exactly how Marriott is positioning all those 30 brands but it remains to be seen how any differences among those 30 will actually play out. All we can say is we certainly don't envy Tina Edmundson's Herculean task to distinguish each and every one of those brands going forward.

7 months ago

Dissecting the Future of the Newly Combined Marriott and Starwood

Dissecting the Future of the Newly Combined Marriott and Starwood

Deanna Ting, Skift

It's still very early into the integration of these two massive hotel companies, but so far it's fairly clear what Marriott has in store for Starwood, even if the details have yet to be ironed out.

8 months ago

Marriott Has a Mixed Q3 After Costs of Starwood Acquisition

Marriott Has a Mixed Q3 After Costs of Starwood Acquisition

Associated Press

Results for the third quarter were mixed. Marriott's executive team seems a bit more conservative in their outlook, at least compared to some of their industry peers, but given they're only six or seven weeks into the biggest buy their company has made, that seems appropriate. Expect to see more impact from the Starwood acquisition when Marriott announces its fourth quarter earnings.

8 months ago

Starwood Layoffs at Headquarters Are Set to Begin By Year’s End

Starwood Layoffs at Headquarters Are Set to Begin By Year’s End

Deanna Ting, Skift

We knew this was coming, but it's still tough to take the news in. What will be interesting to continue watching is how and when Marriott eventually moves to its new HQ building in Maryland, and how many Starwood employees will want to transfer to Maryland from Connecticut.

8 months ago

Hilton CEO: ‘We’re Doing Just Fine’ and the HNA Deal Will Make Us Even Stronger

Hilton CEO: ‘We’re Doing Just Fine’ and the HNA Deal Will Make Us Even Stronger

Deanna Ting, Skift

While the third quarter didn't meet revenue growth expectations for Hilton, the company still has its eyes focused on the future, especially with its new deal with HNA and its pending spin-off transactions.

8 months ago