A couple of weeks ago Ford wrote about Starwood's Luxury Privileges program, which offers extra benefits for booking at St. Regis, W, Luxury Collection, and select Westin properties. It's a program I've used (and written about) for years. It's basically Starwood's equivalent of American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts or Virtuoso. Show More Summary
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. hotel chain Marriott International secured EU antitrust approval on Monday for its cash and share purchase of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. The deal, currently worth about $12.1 billion, will put...Show More Summary
Marriott will win approval for its Starwood merger from EU antitrust authorities without any concessions according to Business Insider. In other Starwood news, a new Four Points by Sheration will open near Sydney’s Central Station in...Show More Summary
Qloo Inc. closed a $4.5 million Series A round of venture funding to support the growth of its cultural recommendation engine. Investors included: Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio; Starwood Hotels founder Barry Sternlicht;...Show More Summary
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust authorities are set to wave through U.S. hotel chain Marriott International's cash and share purchase of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc without demanding concessions, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Show More Summary
As some of you already know, I’ve recently transitioned full-time into the travel world as a Travel Advisor. I've received an incredibly positive and kind response from many readers, for which I am very grateful! I’ve also had the pleasure...Show More Summary
The developers of the Baccarat Hotel and Residences have sold the 50-story, West 53rd Street tower’s duplex penthouse, a month after it was discounted to $54 million. Starwood Capital Group... To view the full story, click the title link.
Starting tomorrow, Pitchfork Radio returns with a weekend full of great music, coming to you live from London. Presented by Tribute Portfolio, Starwood's brand of independent hotels, we'll be broadcasting live from The Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in King's Cross. Show More Summary
After I wrote about Starwood’s offer for up to 30% off at properties in the Middle East yesterday, reader Aleea emailed me with a question – “I found a hotel I like for my trip, it is the Meridien Amman and on the page it says I get 20% off and with 3 nights the total […] The post Reader Question: Is This the Lowest Price For My Hotel Stay? appeared first on Magic of Miles.
The dark lining to the silver cloud of loyalty programs in the hotel and airline industry is that, with very few exceptions, the elite status you earn on a yearly basis will expire if you don’t keep patronizing a specific brand, generally at or near the end of the calendar year. Show More Summary
Pitchfork Radio is back. From June 10-12, we're headed to London. Presented by Tribute Portfolio, Starwood's brand of independent hotels, we'll be broadcasting live from The Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in King's Cross. Show More Summary
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Real Estate Co has agreed with U.S. firm Starwood Hotels and Resorts to build two hotels next to a district of Riyadh which the government plans to develop into an international business zone. Starwood will manage...Show More Summary
For those of us looking to redeem points, Cape Town is a fairly restrictive hotel market. My preferred chains are Hyatt and Starwood. Hyatt doesn't have a property in Cape Town, while Starwood has only one property, which is the Westin. So that's what I decided to book, given that the rates were decent. Show More Summary
They aren't asking for an online statement to even demonstrate stay activity in the program with which you have status. So presumably free hotel status, such as Starwood Gold or Hilton Gold that comes with the American Express Platinum...Show More Summary
I booked the Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport both because it was the cheapest Starwood hotel near Vancouver Airport, and also because it would finally allow me to try a Four Points. While I'm an SPG loyalist, I've actually never stayed at a Four Points before. Show More Summary
Before being status matched to Hyatt Diamond, I was a pretty loyal Starwood guy. On average, I'd guess 85% of my hotel stays were at Starwood properties. That's changed and I'm on track to requalify for Hyatt Diamond this year. The benefits are great and Hyatt has earned my loyalty. Show More Summary
AMES, Iowa - Not long after Marriott announced plans to buy Starwood Hotels and Resorts, a Chinese insurance group offered to sweeten the deal setting off a brief bidding war. Marriott eventually secured the merger, but only after agreeing to pay more than its original offer. read more
Big deals such as the Anbang insurance group's $2bn purchase of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York last year and its failed $14bn offer for the Starwood group in March have made headlines. But the study said Chinese buying of US homes far outpaces its investment in commercial land and buildings. Show More Summary
La chaîne hôtelière Starwood Hotels & Resort a lancé il y a peu une promotion de doublement et triplement de points. La promotion. Il y a trois moyens de multiplier les points gagnés lors de cette promotion – dont deux sont cumulables. Doublement des points lors des séjours chez n’importe quelle chaîne du groupe Starwood,...
The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa announced that it is looking to ditch its “off-strip” resort label and simply be a hotel. Rooms at the property will be completely renovated to “Starwood” standard, a restaurant will be added, and the pool will be expanded. Show More Summary