Marriott International Completes Starwood Takeover

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Marriott International will operate over 5,700 properties, representing 30 brands from the moderate-tier to luxury in more than 110 countries.

Marriott International has completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The brand now boasts a more comprehensive portfolio to include lifestyle brands, a significant global footprint, and leadership in the luxury, select-service, convention, and resort segments.

Beginning today, it will match member status across its rewards programme, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The move allows members to transfer points between the programmes for travel and exclusive experiences once their accounts are linked from this point on.

The new company will now operate or franchise more than 5,700 properties and 1.1 million rooms, representing 30 leading brands from the moderate-tier to luxury in over 110 countries. Additionally, the group’s distribution has more than doubled in Asia as well as the Middle East and Africa combined.

“We 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 of Marriott International.