India seems the place to be if you’re a major hotel brand. Several recently announced plans to increase their presence in the country. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide predicts it will have 100 hotels in India by 2015. InterContinental and Duet India hotels are partnering to open nearly 20 Holiday Inn Express properties over the next few years. […]
The simple act of washing ones hands can eliminate all kinds of diseases. But those diseases flourish in developing nations, killing millions of people every day, simply because the cost of soap is prohibitive. Meanwhile, in America, thousands of hotels struggle with how to recycle the half-used bottles of toiletries and bars of soap transient […]
If you’ve been saving up Hilton HHonors loyalty points, they’re now worth less than you’d expect. However, competing hotel chains such as Starwood, Carlson and Best Western are picking up the slack, offering loyalty points and other incentives to make up for what Hilton has devalued. Read the full story here.
Starwood Hotels and Sony BMG Music Entertainment have teamed up to develop a partnership to create unusual guest experiences through branded music and entertainment programming, special products and exclusive guest opportunities.
Recently, a class-action suit was filed against Starwood Hotels for including mandatory “bell gratuity” and “housekeeping gratuity” fees without disclosing those charges would be added to the guest’s bill when the room is booked and confirmed
With dramatic multi-story windows and outdoor social areas, the new Element hotel brand aims to revitalize the extended stay concept by incorporating nature into its design.
Host Marriott Corp. acquired 38 luxury and upscale hotels from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Inc., which Starwood will continue to operate for up to 40 years. Meanwhile, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide acquired 130 Le Meridien hotels and resorts in 56 countries, significantly increasing the company’s presence in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle […]