Once the merger is complete, Marriott will be the largest hotel company in the world with 5,500 hotels and 1.1 million guest rooms.
Today another list of properties has been released that have had point-of-sale security incidents this summer.
It was just a few days ago when we heard that the Anbang Consortium upped their offer to buy Starwood and Starwood loyalists gripped their seat as they waited to see what would happen.
Starwood announced that they will become the first US based hotel company to run hotels in Cuba in almost 60 years, after they received the go-ahead from the US Treasury Department to operate hotels in Cuba.
In the continuing saga of Starwood’s need to find a buyer that “Explores Strategic and Financial Alternatives to Increase Shareholder Value”, there’s been a new development today. Last week we found out that Starwood had received an unsolicited bid from a Chinese firm, and all eyes were on Starwood to see what they would do. […]
It appeared that the Marriott/Starwood merger was a done deal. Just today though, a new player entered the ring…
There are over 1,270 Starwood properties worldwide, so that means a lot of eggs!
I registered and turned over my card of choice, and received the 2 $25 Uber credits, which is pretty cool considering that in the past rates of just $49 could be had at the property and rates now are hovering around $80 (albeit without the exorbitant $32.48 resort fee).
New York can get expensive, especially right in Times Square. That is why this SPG property on offer this week is a great deal.
I can’t stand weighted minibars, those with sensors that charge automatically if something is removed or even jostled hard enough. I simply leave those minibars alone.
Late last week I wrote about the Starwood data breach where some credit card numbers and names were compromised at a myriad of hotels across the United States. Starwood took steps to make sure that additional security features were in place, and offered transparency in their statement. Even though my credit cards weren’t affected, I […]
SPG has a fun instant win online game going on right now called “Introducing Design Hotels”, which you can enter once a day until December 18, 2015. Each registration also gives you one entry into the grand prize drawing for 5 free nights and 50,000 Starpoints.
Even if my card wasn’t involved in the breach, I like the transparency Starwood is offering by making the information about the properties where the breaches occurred available publicly.
My ears perked up when I heard Arne Sorenson, President & CEO of Marriott International speak a little on why Starwood.
Then earlier this week I noticed via an industry news bulletin (not directly from Starwood, perhaps I missed it) that the San Clemente property was quietly leaving Starwood and joining the Kempinski Hotels portfolio.