What to know about Marriott’s Starwood deal
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 hotel brands now under its umbrella.

Below is a list of news coverage around this deal. Stay tuned for frequent updates.

HNN coverage:

10 February 2017
Marriott maintains momentum of growth, innovation
09 February 2017
Video: Starwood exec on how Marriott buy affected staff
15 November 2016
An inside look at the Marriott, AccorHotels deals
09 November 2016
Marriott CEO says top priority is integrating Starwood
08 November 2016
The human cost of Marriott's Starwood acquisition
14 October 2016
Marriott/Starwood has executives talking consolidation
13 October 2016
Can Marriott adopt Starwood´s culture of cool?
12 October 2016
Video: Sorenson on Marriott’s culture, innovation
23 September 2016
Marriott closes on Starwood, execs detail what’s next
23 September 2016
The Marriott deal isn’t done; it’s only beginning
21 September 2016
Infographic: Marriott/Starwood by the numbers
20 September 2016
Marriott clears final hurdle for Starwood acquisition
20 September 2016
The highlights of Marriott's Starwood acquisition
23 June 2016
Marriott´s Capuano on the power of recent acquisitions
21 June 2016
LIIC: The scarier side of Marriott/Starwood
01 April 2016
Starwood timeline: From strategic review to bidding war
01 April 2016
Marriott/Starwood merger nears as Anbang pulls out
22 March 2016
Analysts: Anbang not yet out of Starwood bidding war
22 March 2016
Hunter: Airbnb, Marriott/Starwood on hoteliers´ minds
21 March 2016
Marriott increases cash offer, lands Starwood again
18 March 2016
Starwood chooses Anbang´s deal; Marriott has next move
16 March 2016
Analysts examine obstacles in Anbang´s Starwood bid
14 March 2016
Anbang´s cash bid for Starwood muddles Marriott´s plan
11 February 2016
Financial experts analyze hotel consolidation
08 February 2016
Industry CEOs´ opinions on Marriott/Starwood
21 January 2016
15 takeaways from the Marriott/Starwood filing
17 December 2015
Comparing the Marriott and Accor deals
19 November 2015
The 10 largest hotel companies by room count
19 November 2015
Starwood/Marriott owners optimistic about deal
18 November 2015
Global brand maps for Marriott/Starwood
18 November 2015
Marriott/Starwood must clear loyalty hurdle
17 November 2015
Infographic: Marriott/Starwood brand overlap
17 November 2015
Analysts talk Marriott´s new brand overlap
16 November 2015
We should have seen Marriott/Starwood coming
16 November 2015
Marriott-Starwood deal is a ´game changer´

News releases:

04 July 2016
Two more countries OK Marriott´s deal for Starwood
27 June 2016
EU approves Marriott´s acquisition of Starwood
23 December 2015
Marriott moves step closer to Starwood deal


  • Drew Dimond November 16, 2015 11:45 PM

    Some thoughts from smaller franchisee's out there might be: ? When will we know about our franchise relationship? ? What about my current license application? ? Will new company arbitrarily switch flags on my property? ? Can I expect fees and system related expenses to change? ? If I've been given a target date for a PIP can it be extended?

  • sricca November 17, 2015 1:55 AM

    Hi Drew, thanks for your comment. We're working on several follow-up stories to this news that will run this week, and the franchisee reaction story is on the list, so stay tuned to this page and to our newsletter for more in the coming days. --Stephanie

  • Turk April 20, 2018 11:04 PM

    I'm not easily imsspreed. . . but that's impressing me! :)

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