If you thought the drama playing out between Starwood, Marriott, and Anbang was already complicated enough, wait until you read this.
This is assuming Marriott and Starwood actually close their deal this year, which, given what's happened over that past week, is still not a sure thing, obviously.
CEO Arne Sorenson writes a letter to Marriott employees, laying out the compelling reasons for the merger and assuring them that the integration will go as smoothly as possible.
The American and US Airways system cutover went curiously well this weekend - but will it hold?
American is well aware of the risks at hand in combining two airlines' reservations systems and will do everything it can to avoid errors of past mergers.
TUI AG is weaning itself away from projects and brands that it doesn't consider part of the way forward, post-merger. Although TUI has expertise in hotels, developing a vacation-home community such as Castelfalfi was a whole different animal.
Employees are starting to doubt the promises management made in order to gain support for the merger, especially since many have suffered through similar situations in previous mergers.
Major U.S. airlines are unlikely to win the slots even if they are permitted to enter the bidding process. It is thought that their arrival in D.C. will only further stifle competition.
Labor, alongside tech, are the most contentious and long-lasting issues in a merger. The new American will need to find a way to quickly integrate both in order to make up for the past two years.