Six Continents denies rumour of acquisition

Six Continents Hotels & Resorts is rumoured to be in talks to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The reports in national newspapers say the firm is looking to make a bid for Starwood in February to expand into the US. The deal would create one of the world’s biggest hotel operators and would include the Sheraton, Westin, Inter-Continental and Holiday Inn brands. Emma Tame, Six Continents director of communications, said the rumour was pure market speculation. "We have been linked with almost all the major hotel chains in the past and there is nothing concrete we can say at all," she said.

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