For the next two years, Hilton Worldwide is prohibited from creating any hotel brand that might compete with Starwood in the “lifestyle hotel or branded boutique space,” a federal court decreed. An independent monitor also will be keeping watch on Hilton to ensure trade secrets stolen from Starwood aren’t put to use. Starwood Hotels & Resorts filed suit against Hilton Worldwide in 2009, charging corporate espionage and accusing Hilton of using proprietary Starwood information to launch Denizen Hotels and strengthen existing Hilton brands. Hilton denied the accusations. Read more at the Washington Post.
About Plan Your Meetings
Plan Your Meetings was founded in 1995 to serve and educate the non-titled corporate meeting planner — the person who was hired at an entry-level admin position and then tasked with planning sales incentives, training seminars, holiday parties and conferences in addition to everything else they did.
PYM is a branch of the largest and most prestigious association for meeting professionals in the world — Meeting Professionals International.
PYM @ MPI seeks to empower the people who make meetings happen by providing best practices education, helping them forge strong business partnerships with suppliers and find mentors in the industry. We firmly believe that meeting and event planners are the movie producers of the corporate world. Meetings move us. Meetings mean business. When we meet, we can change the world.
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