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...

Marriott-Starwood Merger’s Impact on Owners

If the Marriott-Starwood merger comes to fruition, 19 full-service brands will overlap. When Forbes spoke to industry executives about what this would mean in...

Execs Expect Brands to Be Cut in Marriott-Starwood Merger

If the Marriott-Starwood merger is successful, there will be 19 overlapping full-service brands under one umbrella. According to Forbes, most executives expect some of...

Starwood, Marriott Face Loyalty Program Questions

When Marriott International announced plans to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion this week, loyalty members on both sides of the equation...

Marriott Scoops Up Starwood

Marriott International announced this morning that it has agreed to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide for approximately $12.2 billion in stock and cash...
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Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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15 Women Moving Up Hospitality’s Career Ladder

Over the past few years, more and more women seem to be climbing to the top ranks of the hotel industry. This isn’t a coincidence—woman...
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14 Hotel Companies Among 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Fourteen hotel companies are among this year's Best Employers for Diversity, according to Forbes magazine. The list, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to...
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The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
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