(Adam Fagen)

Starwood Hotels Reports Payment Systems At 54 Locations Infected With Malware

Just days after Starwood Hotels and Resorts made headlines for combining with Marriott to make the world’s largest hotelier, the company is back in the news for a decidedly less exciting issue: it’s the latest victim of a hack attack.  [More]

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Marriott To Buy Starwood Hotels For $12.2B

Less than a month after Hyatt Hotels was reported to be in talks to buy rival Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, it was a different lodging industry giant that popped the $12.2 billion question.  [More]

Hyatt In Talks To Buy Rival Starwood Hotels Brand

Hyatt In Talks To Buy Rival Starwood Hotels Brand

A merger craze seems to be taking hold this month: first there was the mega beer merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, then news this morning that pharmacy giants Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid were headed down the aisle. Now, it looks as if the need to grow by expanding one’s portfolio has trickled into the lodging industry.  [More]

(James Callan)

Uber Passengers Can Now Earn Starwood Hotels Points With Each Trip

Uber and Starwood Hotels are teaming up in an effort to get more passengers to choose Uber over regular taxis, with a new partnership that gives riders Starwood rewards points every time they take a ride using the car-hailing mobile app. [More]

Starwood Hotels now allows preferred customers to use keyless room entry at 10 hotels around the world.

Forget The Magnetic-Strip Keys, Starwood Hotels Expands Use Of Virtual Hotel Room Keys

Nearly 10 months after the owner of a chain of boutique hotels announced it would begin implementing the use of virtual keys to open guests’ rooms and streamline the check-in process, the plan is finally coming to fruition at 10 Starwood hotels around the world. [More]


Lawsuit Claims Starwood’s W Hotels Are Havens For Prostitution

A New Jersey couple has accused the W Hotel chain of functioning as a safe haven for prostitutes to ply their wares from the lobby, alleging in a personal-injury lawsuit that that atmosphere is responsible for an attack on the woman in June 2013. [More]

Contact Starwood Founder Barry Sternlicht

Contact Starwood Founder Barry Sternlicht

Having trouble with your Starwood hotels experience and regular customer service not helping? This guy might. After all, he founded the place.