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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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Dissecting the Future of the Newly Combined Marriott and Starwood

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.

Dissecting the Future of the Newly Combined Marriott and Starwood

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Marriott Has a Mixed Q3 After Costs of Starwood Acquisition

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.

Marriott Has a Mixed Q3 After Costs of Starwood Acquisition

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Video: Starwood’s Former CEO on Not Being Devoured by Disruption

Travel brands want to think they have a clear view of where competition is coming from, but it often takes distance to understand the true threats.

Video: Starwood’s Former CEO on Not Being Devoured by Disruption

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Starwood and Marriott Add Reciprocal Benefits to Credit Cards as Loyalty Programs Draw Closer

Marriott and Starwood now allow members who use a co-branded credit card to earn bonus points when booking on the other carrier's hotels. It's a small perk, but it should be added incentive to booking within the network before wandering off to a third-party carrier.

Starwood and Marriott Add Reciprocal Benefits to Credit Cards as Loyalty Programs Draw Closer

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Video: Marriott CEO on the Virtues of Scale and Loving All 30 Brands

Marriott's CEO was just coming off one of the bigger wins in his career. The future holds some of the bigger challenges.

Video: Marriott CEO on the Virtues of Scale and Loving All 30 Brands