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Key Findings from the Marriott-Starwood Filing

Ever since Marriott International announced plans to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide back in November, the industry has been buzzing about the merger that would create the world’s largest hotel company. Hotel News Now Editorial Director Jeff Higley combed ...

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The Backstory of the Marriott-Starwood Merger

The Marriott-Starwood merger was one of the biggest hospitality stories of 2015. However, most people don’t know the long and winding road it took to get to that point. Marriott was one of 30 contenders who expressed interest in Starwood ...

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Starwood Launches Two Family Programs

Starwood Launches Two Family Programs

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. announces today the launch of new family programs by Le Méridien and Westin Hotels & Resorts, in response to the growing global demand of family travel and evolving needs of family travelers today. Both ...

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Le Meridien, Westin to Unveil New Family Programs

Starwood’s Le Meridien and Westin Hotels & Resorts will roll out a new family program focused on culture in education in more than 300 hotels beginning next week. At Le Meridien, the Family Kids Club is geared toward creativity and ...

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Marriott CEO Talks Reason for Merger

At Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson provided some insight into the decision behind merging with Starwood. He said after negotiating to renew Marriott’s contract with Expedia, through which Marriott loses 10 to 15 percent of ...

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Starwood Expands Partnership to Create 11th Brand

Starwood Expands Partnership to Create 11th Brand

From the annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced an expanded partnership with Design Hotels AG, which consumers will see as an 11th Starwood brand. The move comes just seven months after Starwood ...

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