What Marriott’s Purchase of Starwood Means for Your Hotel Reward Points
The announcement that Marriott is purchasing Starwood, thereby creating the world’s largest hotel company, has surprised many travelers—and the move has gotten rewards members worried that the points they’ve earned over the years could soon be worth a lot less.
3 Lessons to Learn From the Marriott-Starwood Merger
Entrepreneurs should pay close attention to how these two hotel chains merge their brands and strategies.
What to know about Marriott’s Starwood deal
20 SEPTEMBER 2016 9:35 AM GLOBAL REPORT-Marriott International´s $13.6-billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is complete. Since Marriott´s initial announcement of a deal in November 2015, the company has fended off last minute bids from competitors for Starwood and cleared of regulatory hurdles around the world. With the deal closed, work begins now to define the future of Marriott International and the stable of…
What the Marriott Aquisition of Starwood Means for Travelers
Marriott Hotels has just announced it will buy Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide for $12.2 billion, creating the world's largest hotel company. While loyal guests and travelers wait for the acquisition to complete in mid-2016, we're anticipating some of the changes (and yes, a few improvements) that will take place after the merger. Read on for our predictions.
Beyond Marriott and Starwood, a look at the top hotel brands in golf
With news of the $12.2 billion Marriott-Starwood Hotels merger, now is a good time to look at some of the top hotel brands when it comes to golf offerings.
How to protect your credit after the Marriott Starwood data breach
Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt got hacked: What you need to know
If you’ve recently stayed at a hotel, now might be a good time to check your credit card statement. On Aug. 12, HEI Hotels and Resorts reported a data breach that could have exposed the names, card account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes of thousands of customers.
How to protect yourself after Marriott's Starwood data breach
Marriott International announced Friday that personal data for 500 million guests has been compromised. Here's what to do to limit the impact.
How to check to see if your data was part of the Marriott Starwood Hotel hack
When hackers hit Marriott's Starwood Hotel database last year, it was first thought that half a billion customers might be affected. This estimate was later downgraded to 383 million guests, but this is still a very large number, and it is understandable that many people are concerned that their data may have been accessed.
This Is How the Marriott-Starwood Merger Stacks Up to the United-Continental Merger
An update on the merger of Marriott International and Starwood Hotels.
What Marriott Learned From Starwood's Loyalty and Digital Expertise
Marriott International, like every other hotel company on the planet, is taking a very intense look at loyalty these days, and asking themselves the following questions: Namely, how do we define it? How do we build it? How do we keep it? And specific to Marriott, there’s also the very big challenge of eventually merging three …
What Marriott's Purchase of Starwood Means for Your Hotel Reward Points
How loyalty programs will work after Marriott-Starwood deal
As executive vice president and chief marketing and commercial officer for Marriott International, S...
Starwood, Marriott Agree to Merge: What Happens to Loyalty Hotel Points?
Marriott and Starwood customers will soon get some clarity about their loyalty hotel points after the two hotel giants agreed to merge. Marriott International announced today that it signed a deal to acquire Starwood Hotels for $13.6 billion, creating the world's largest hotel company. The news...
How Can I Use Marriott Stays to Earn Starwood Elite Status?
A TPG reader asks if he can credit Marriott stays to his SPG account for elite stays and nights. And if not, is there perhaps another option?
Marriott’s Starwood should have detected hack years earlier, experts say
Marriott International Inc. says it responded quickly when it learned in recent weeks of a colossal theft of customer data. But cybersecurity specialists say the company missed a significant chance to halt the breach years earlier.
How Loyalty Programs Will Work After Marriott-Starwood Deal
Marriott recently acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts, prompting questions about using the brands’ loyalty points. Here is what you need to know.
Marriott, Starwood Finalize Merger: How Members Can Link Accounts
Marriott Rewards and SPG members can immediately take advantage of expanded benefits following Friday's acquisition.
Marriott Breach: How to Protect Yourself if You Stayed at a Starwood Hotel
NEW YORK - If you stayed at one of Marriott's Starwood properties, it's possible your data has been compromised in the massive data breach disclosed by the company on Friday. The hotel chain said about 500 million guests who booked reservations at its Starwood properties could have had information such as their birthdates, addresses and even passport numbers stolen.
Marriott’s Starwood breach: What should you do? That depends on who, and why
It’s easy to focus on the big number associated with the Starwood breach announced by Marriott International on Friday — 500 million accounts compromised. But I’m focused on a much smaller number:…