Marriott completes acquisition of Starwood

Marriott International has completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, following a lengthy negotiation period.

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The new company will operate or franchise more than 5,700 properties and 1.1 million rooms in over 110 countries. With the completion of this acquisition, Marriott’s distribution has more than doubled in Asia and the Middle East and Africa combined. 

Meanwhile, the company’s UK & Ireland portfolio has also expanded, with 80 hotels across 17 different brands. Making up 15% of the total European footprint, the chain has more than 16,000 rooms in the region.

Following the acquisition, Marriott now employs 8,716 staff in the UK & Ireland. In addition to brands such as EDITION, Aloft, Le Meridien and Residence Inn, Moxy Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott and W Hotels are also in the pipeline for the region.


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"Throughout our nearly 90-year history we have never stopped searching for innovative ways to serve our guests. With the addition of Starwood’s strong brands, great properties, and talented people, we have dramatically expanded our ability to provide the best experiences to our customers. 

"We also welcome the tremendous responsibility as the world’s largest hotel company to be a good global steward, providing new opportunities for our associates and building the economic strength of the communities we call home," said J.W. Marriott, Jr, executive chairman and chairman of the board of Marriott International.  

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Marriott acquires Starwood to create world's largest hotel company

Marriott opens hotel in The Hague

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