Articles tagged “starwood”

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.

3 weeks ago

Starwood Founder Launches New Extended Stay Brand Uptown Suites

Starwood Founder Launches New Extended Stay Brand Uptown Suites

Deanna Ting, Skift

Everyone, including Starwood founder Barry Sternlicht, it seems, is seeing the tremendous value of investing in the extended stay space.

1 month ago

How Starwood Optimized Its Website Translation Speaks to an Industry Becoming Fluent in Data

How Starwood Optimized Its Website Translation Speaks to an Industry Becoming Fluent in Data

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Starwood recently changed its approach to the translation of websites for its 1,500 properties. Its move is a case study in how many hotel groups are getting savvier about using data to boost bottom line results.

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.

2 months ago

Marriott CEO Says U.S. Travel Ban Financial Impact Is Minor, But May Deter Groups

Marriott CEO Says U.S. Travel Ban Financial Impact Is Minor, But May Deter Groups

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Companies like Marriott International, with its strong global presence, are in a good position to capitalize on hotel demand that may shift away from the U.S. due to political concerns.

3 months ago

Interview: Ex-Starwood CEO on the Essentials to Disrupting Any Industry

Interview: Ex-Starwood CEO on the Essentials to Disrupting Any Industry

Deanna Ting, Skift

You don't have to be a hotelier or a business executive to appreciate the insights and tales shared by the former Starwood CEO in his new book. This is especially the case at a time when everything around us seems to be in a state of transition or disruption, no matter the industry.

4 months ago

Marriott and Starwood Launch Promotions Aimed at Retaining Elite Ranks

Marriott and Starwood Launch Promotions Aimed at Retaining Elite Ranks

Grant Martin, Skift

Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest members have another reason to stick around to see the merged product.

5 months ago

Delta Opens Upgrades to Top-Tier Starwood and Marriott Elites

Delta Opens Upgrades to Top-Tier Starwood and Marriott Elites

Grant Martin, Skift

Delta and Starwood's crossover program got even better last week for hotel elites with no airline status. Low-tier Delta elites however, may now face more competition for their premium seats.

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?

6 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.

6 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.

7 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.

7 months ago