Could Starwood Merge With IHG Or Wyndham?

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    In mid-February Starwood's CEO, Frits van Paasschen, suddenly resigned. This was a bit of a surprising move, given that Starwood didn't have a permanent CEO replacement ready to go. This was probably related to the fact that Starwood's stock hasn't been performing as well as some investors had hoped. This seems to be linked to Starwood growing at a fairly slow rate, in particular in the limited service hotel sector. There's no arguing that Starwood is way behind when it comes to limited service hotels, especially when you look at the offerings of Hilton and Marriott. As a customer that's something I'm fine with, ultimately, since limited service properties aren't really something I'm after. But of course shareholders are going to have a different take, since it's also a sector where there's a lot of growth potential. The post Could Starwood Merge With IHG Or Wyndham? appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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