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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?

5 days 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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Former Starwood CEO: Travel Remains Inconvenient, Anonymous, and Uncertain

Former Starwood CEO: Travel Remains Inconvenient, Anonymous, and Uncertain

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The former CEO of Starwood says the hospitality sector hasn't yet reached its potential when it comes to sophisticated personalization and quick problem solving.

1 month ago

Marriott Wants a Big Slice of Chinese Travel Growth With New Properties Across Asia

Marriott Wants a Big Slice of Chinese Travel Growth With New Properties Across Asia

Emily Cadman, Bloomberg

Marriott is the largest hotel company in the world and it's going after the soon-to-be largest leisure travel market in the world as well as Chinese outbound travelers in Asia. In doing so, Marriott must ensure it's able to localize for the Chinese market, in particular, as it will mostly be an outsider compared to other well-known Chinese and Asian hospitality brands.

1 month ago

Every One of Hilton’s 13 Hotel Brands, Explained

Every One of Hilton’s 13 Hotel Brands, Explained

Deanna Ting, Skift

Read on for our takes on all 13 of Hilton's brands.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

11 Big Editorial Projects From Skift In 2016 You May Have Missed

11 Big Editorial Projects From Skift In 2016 You May Have Missed

Jason Clampet, Skift

Our storytelling ambitions at Skift are growing bigger, and this year we've leaned into these big editorial projects in a big way. The key animating function for us is understanding the big picture around travel that you otherwise won't read in other travel or mainstream media. Expect deeper reporting from us over the coming year as well.

2 months ago

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

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

Jason Clampet, Skift

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.

2 months ago

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

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

Grant Martin, Skift

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.

2 months ago

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

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

Jason Clampet, Skift

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

2 months ago