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Marriott Promotes New CEO From Within; Offers Free COVID Testing In Select Hotels

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson passed away last week after a pancreatic cancer battle at the age of 62. Marriott has replaced him with Anthony Capuano, who has been with Marriott since 1995. Marriott bought Starwood some 5 years and proceeded to dismantle the reasons why people were fiercely loyal to the brand. Elite benefits were cut, […]
Tags: Deals, Marriott, Starwood, Arne Sorenson, Anthony Capuano


HSMAI Executive Briefing: Remington Hotels’ Raul Moronta

Raul Moronta, CRME, CHIA, has had a career path that closely tracks with the growth and evolution of hospitality. He started out in an on-property sales position while attending college in his native Dominican Republic, then moved to New England and took a night auditor job as he worked toward his master's degree in hotel administration. He went on to work front-office jobs at various properties, then became a director of revenue management with Starwood, overseeing two properties for two...
Tags: Travel, Starwood, New England, Dominican Republic, Raul Moronta, Raul Moronta CRME CHIA


The Station: The lidar SPAC craze and 10 investors give their mobility predictions

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before you get to reading The Station, a small update for you. As transportation editor — a new title I gained last month — I am focused on building a team and deepening our co...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Facebook, New York, Dick Costolo, California, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, Automotive, Porsche, Gm, Starwood, Silicon Valley, Bmw


LA-based Metropolis raises $41 million to upgrade parking infrastructure

Metropolis is a new Los Angeles-based startup that’s looking to compete with BMW-owned ParkMobile for a slice of the automated parking lot management market. Upgrading ParkMobile’s license plate-based service with a computer vision based system that recognizes cars as they enter and leave garages has been Metropolis’ mission since founder and chief executive Alex Israel first formed the business back in 2017. Israel, a serial entrepreneur, has spent decades thinking about parking. His last compa...
Tags: Cleaning, TC, Facebook, Florida, Storage, Dick Costolo, La, Softbank, Israel, Los Angeles, Tech, Transport, Nba, Starwood, Metropolis, Bmw


Starwood Capital Affiliate Completes Acquisition of RMF Parent

Reverse Mortgage Investment Trust (RMIT), the parent company of leading reverse mortgage lender Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC (RMF) has announced the successful completion of its acquisition by an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm which is focused on real estate investments and which maintains more than $60 billion of assets under management. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Originally announced over a year ago, Starwood plans to position RMIT and...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Corn, Starwood, Libor, LOC, CMT, RMIT, Lenders, Starwood Capital Group, HECM, Starwood Capital, RMI, HMBS, Reverse Mortgage Funding, RMF


UK watchdog reduces Marriott data breach fine to $23.8M, down from $123M

The UK’s ICO has reduced the size of a data breach penalty for hotel business Marriott — dropping it to £14.4 million (~$23.8M) in a final penalty notice down from the £99M ($123M) figure that the watchdog initially said it would levy in July 2019. The fine relates to a data breach suffered by the hotel giant that dates back to 2014 (involving the network of Starwood hotels, which it had acquired in 2015) — but which wasn’t discovered until November 2018. The personal data involved in the breach...
Tags: Google, UK, Tech, Eu, Marriott, Starwood, Ba, British Airways, Ico, EU General Data Protection Regulation, Elizabeth Denham, Tim Turner


Walter Lure Of Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers Has Died

Walter Lure, guitarist for the pioneering New York punk band Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers, has died. The Los Angeles club Starwood posted about his death: "Walter Lure (April 22, 1949 - August 22, 2020) our dear friend has passed away. Walter was diagnosed with liver and lung cancer in July 2020, which … More »
Tags: Music, New York, Los Angeles, Starwood, Walter, Obit, Walter Lure, Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers, Walter Lure Of Johnny


UK class action style claim filed over Marriott data breach

A class action style suit has been filed in the UK against hotel group Marriott International over a massive data breach that exposed the information of some 500 million guests around the world, including around 30 million residents of the European Union, between July 2014 and September 2018. The representative legal action against Marriott has been filed by UK resident, Martin Bryant, on behalf of millions of hotel guests domiciled in England & Wales who made reservations at hotel brands glo...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Europe, Lawsuit, UK, England, Privacy, Law, Wales, Hotels, Tech, Eu, European Union, United Kingdom, Netherlands


Battle Of The Marriott Cards: Which Marriott Cards Should You Have? Plus: Comparison Chart Of 6 Marriott Cards

Are you a credit card beginner? See this post for background information about credit cards and miles. There are 6 Marriott cards that you can get today. These cards aren’t as lucrative as they were under Starwood, but they do come with some unique perks. This post will examine which cards are best for you. […]
Tags: Deals, Credit Cards, Marriott, Starwood, Marriott Cards


#594 What Are the New Rules When Your Employees Work from Home?

Listen to “#594 What Are the New Rules When Your Employees Work from Home?” on Spreaker.         On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: Great leadership is what’s needed during this pandemic. But what exactly does this look like? Here to help is Keith Ferrazzi, the founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a management consulting and team coaching company that works with many of the world’s biggest corporations. SEGMENT 2, starting at 20:15: It has been a ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Leadership, Air Travel, Small Business, Sales, Los Angeles, Remote Work, CMO, New York Times, Bravo, Starwood, Airbnb, Deloitte, Travel Industry, Vrbo


Meet Material Bank, a Bain-backed logistics startup disrupting the architecture industry. Here's a look at its vision for becoming the Amazon of design.

Material Bank is a marketplace for design materials that promises to ship design samples overnight from its Memphis, Tennessee, warehouse. The company raised $28 million in April in a round led by Bain Capital Venture that also included funding from Starwood's Barry Sternlicht. CEO Adam Sandow said its customers are of Fortune 1000 companies, from cruise lines to tech companies to fast-food chains.  The company's secret is its warehouse, operated by robots, and directly next to FedEx's global ...
Tags: Amazon, Boston, Trends, Starwood, Silicon Valley, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Lightspeed, Business Insider, Bain Capital Venture, Memphis Tennessee, Sandow, Memphis International Airport, Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital, Locus Robotics


LIVE AT 2 PM ET | Lead your team toward collaborative problem solving

Add event to calendar In this Big Think Live session with Keith Ferrazzi, moderated by Bob Kulhan, Ferrazzi will dive into management and leadership methods, explaining what it means to "lead without authority." How can we rethink the organizational structures that keep us in unproductive silos and learn to build true teams instead? How can we be more emotionally intelligent in meetings? And, as an exclusive for Edge subscribers, Ferrazzi will teach a lesson on collaborative problem solvin...
Tags: Work, Business, Leadership, Learning, Education, Success, Teamwork, CMO, New York Times, Innovation, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Starwood, Deloitte, Personal Growth, Keith Ferrazzi


Lead your team toward collaborative problem solving

In this Big Think Live session with Keith Ferrazzi, moderated by Bob Kulhan, Ferrazzi will dive into management and leadership methods, explaining what it means to "lead without authority." How can we rethink the organizational structures that keep us in unproductive silos and learn to build true teams instead? How can we be more emotionally intelligent in meetings? And, as an exclusive for Edge subscribers, Ferrazzi will teach a lesson on collaborative problem solving. Keith Ferrazzi is the f...
Tags: Work, Business, Leadership, Learning, Education, Success, Teamwork, CMO, New York Times, Innovation, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Starwood, Deloitte, Personal Growth, Keith Ferrazzi


Essential Cybersecurity Guidelines To Protect Your Business When Working Remotely | By Alex Sogno

Three weeks ago, Marriott International announced they had experienced a data breach, putting the personal data of 5.2 million guests at risk (1). While this number dwarfs in comparison to the data breach of 500 million Marriott and Starwood guests in late 2018 (2), the message is clear: hotels are a target for threats and need to focus on protecting their employees' and guests' data. With the advent of COVID-19, your company's cybersecurity is at higher risk. As employees worldwide switc...
Tags: Travel, Marriott, Starwood, Marriott International, Alex Sogno


Old News: Marriott Acquired Starwood

I must have been under the rocks not noting one of the biggest mergers in Hotel History – 4 years ago – whereby Marriott Acquired Starwood for 0.8 of its own shares and $21,- in cash per starwood share. and became   From the Marriott press release: At closing {ed: Mid 2016} Starwood stockholders will receive 0.8 shares of Marriott common stock plus $21.00 in cash for each share of Starwood common stock. As previously announced, the parties have cleared the pre-merger antitrust review in the U...
Tags: Hotels, China, European Union, History, Canada, United States, Marriott, Starwood, Citigroup, Lazard, Westin, Marriott International, Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide, Deutsche Bank Securities, Gibson Dunn Crutcher, Marriott Acquired Starwood


Marriott Discloses New Data Breach Impacting 5.2 Million Guests

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Marriott International said Tuesday that names, mailing addresses, loyalty account numbers and other personal information of an estimated 5.2 million guests may've been exposed in a data breach. This is the second major security incident to hit the hotel group in less than two years. Marriott said it spotted that an "unexpected amount" of guest information may've been accessed at the end of February using the login credentials of two employees at a ...
Tags: Tech, Marriott, Starwood, Cnet, Marriott International, Marriott Discloses New Data Breach Impacting


Marriott says 5.2 million guest records were stolen in another data breach

Marriott has confirmed a second data breach in three years — this time involving the personal information on 5.2 million guests. The hotel giant said Tuesday it discovered the breach of an unspecified property system at a franchise hotel in late February. The hackers obtained the login details of two employees, a hotel statement said, which broke in weeks earlier during mid-January. Marriott said it has “no reason” to believe payment data was stolen, but warned that names, addresses, phone numbe...
Tags: UK, Tech, Marriott, Starwood


Marriott: New data breach affects 5.2 million guests

By Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press Marriott says guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years. Marriott said Tuesday approximately 5.2 million guests worldwide may have been affected. The information taken may have included names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, loyalty information for linked companies like airlines and room preferences. Marriott said it’s still inv...
Tags: Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Marriott, Starwood, Bethesda Maryland, DEE ANN DURBIN, Chinese Ministry of State Security, Associated Press Marriott, CIA Marriott


Marriott Reveals Another Data Breach

Back in 2018 Marriott announced a massive data breach. They were very careful to lay the blame on Starwood, though they had already fully merged with them at that point. They even revived the SPG website for guests to get more info on the breach. Today Marriott announced another data breach, but they can no longer […]
Tags: Deals, Marriott, Starwood, Bonvoyed


Watch the world change

Now that we’re a few months into the new year, I hope that you have more than begun to sketch out your plans for 2020 and beyond. As you push into 2020 and map out your plan for 2021, it’s a good time to channel your inner marketer and lean on your curiosity and imagination. You’re going to need them. Think you don’t need to look ahead and anticipate how your world will change in the next year or two? Consider this: According to the World Economic Forum (in their report The Future of Jobs) 65% ...
Tags: Marriott, Starwood, Airbnb, Wyndham, Malcolm Gladwell, Branding, Hilton Worldwide, World Economic Forum, Kevin Kelly, Alec Ross, Forbes Airbnb, Daniel Pink Abundance, Michael Covel


Today's the first day on the job for new WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani. Insiders told us why he's the guy to pull off one of the most difficult turnarounds Silicon Valley has ever seen.

Sandeep Mathrani, WeWork's new CEO, starts on Tuesday. To understand how he will likely lead the struggling coworking giant, we talked with six executives at his former company GGP. Mathrani started at the mall company GGP after his predecessors laid the foundation for a major turnaround, and he continued the plan with his operating expertise. WeWork wasn't his first stop after working at GGP's parent company — instead, he was set to be a consultant for the private-equity giant Starwood Capita...
Tags: India, Softbank, US, Trends, Chicago, Kanye West, Washington Dc, Sheldon Adelson, Starwood, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, Bill Ackman, WeWork, Nolan, Metz, Signal


WeWork's new CEO Sandeep Mathrani has to pull off one of the most difficult turnarounds Silicon Valley has ever seen. Insiders explain what he's like, and why he's the guy to do it.

Sandeep Mathrani, WeWork's incoming CEO, starts on February 18. To understand how he will likely lead the struggling coworking giant, we talked with six executives at his former company GGP. Mathrani started at the mall company GGP after his predecessors laid the foundation for a major turnaround, and he continued the plan with his operating expertise. WeWork wasn't his first stop after working at GGP's parent company — instead, he was set to be a consultant for the private-equity giant Starwo...
Tags: India, Softbank, US, Trends, Chicago, Kanye West, Washington Dc, Sheldon Adelson, Starwood, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, Bill Ackman, WeWork, Nolan, Metz, Signal


WeWork's new CEO is tasked with seeing through a massive turnaround — 6 of Sandeep Mathrani's former colleagues told us what to expect once the hands-on real estate exec takes the reins

Sandeep Mathrani, WeWork's incoming CEO, starts on February 18. To understand how he will likely lead the struggling coworking giant, we talked with six executives at his former company, GGP. Mathrani started at mall company GGP after his predecessors laid the foundation for a major turnaround, and he continued the plan with his operating expertise. WeWork wasn't his first stop after working at GGP's parent company – instead, he was set to be a consultant for private-equity giant Starwood Capi...
Tags: India, Softbank, US, Trends, Chicago, Kanye West, United States, Washington Dc, Sheldon Adelson, Starwood, Brookfield, Bill Ackman, WeWork, Nolan, Metz, Signal


Lots Of Misinformation About New Limits On Award Redemption At Many Marriott Hotels

Yesterday we learned that Marriott is going to let former Starwood hotel brands limit award redemptions on high demand dates during the year, matching what legacy Marriott brand hotels could do. There's been a lot of misinformation spreading since the change became public (on blogs, Marriott still hasn't told its members) so I wanted to correct these misimpressions. Continue reading Lots Of Misinformation About New Limits On Award Redemption At Many Marriott Hotels...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Starwood, Award Redemption


The Top Cusco Luxury Hotels in Peru

When we first started Luxury Latin America nearly 13 years ago, there weren't all that many high-end hotels to choose from in Cusco, Peru. I had just been through the region for the first time and was reviewing hotels for a trade publication called Star Service that travel agents use. It didn't take me long to run through the best ones, so when we launched our Cusco section here within the best luxury hotels in Peru, there weren't many to include. There was Monasterio from Belmond (then called...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Marriott, Starwood, Peru, Catholic, Christ, Latin America, Cusco, Travel Life, Luxury Peru, Peru Travel, Top Hotels, Spas, Don, Libertador


Leaked Marriott Memo: The End of Annual 10 Elite Nights For Meetings

Several days ago I flagged the possibility that Marriott would be eliminating the great annual offer of 10 elite nights for booking a meeting at a hotel. Before the Marriott and Starwood programs were combined Marriott used to let you earn 10 elite nights per meeting with no annual cap. Word on the street was that this offer would be going away entirely. And indeed a leaked internal communication from Marriott bears this out. Continue reading Leaked Marriott Memo: The End of Annual 10 Elite Ni...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Starwood, Meeting Planner, Marriott Bonvoy


If you bought anything from these 20 companies recently, your data may have been stolen

Data breaches are becoming common for all kinds of businesses, including retailers. Since the start of 2018, at least 20 retailers and consumer companies were hacked and likely had information stolen from them. Many of these breaches were caused by flaws in payment systems that were taken advantage of by hackers. Retailers who suffer data breaches risk losing their customers' trust.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Data breaches are on the rise for all kinds of businesses...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Adidas, Customers, Marriott, Starwood, Kpmg, Jeff Bezos, Taylor, Bay, Macy, Macy s Inc, Armour, Hy Vee, Krebs


Travel News: November 13, 2019

Losses at Hong Kong Disneyland mar an otherwise strong Q4 for Disney parks Travel Weekly Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have had an impact at the turnstiles at Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney CFO Christina McCarthy said during the company’s earnings call on Nov. 7. The park recorded a $55 million loss of income for the fiscal fourth quarter, a price tag that could increase to $275 million over the course of the next 12 months if the unrest continues. Bonvoy Helps Boost Marriott...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Marriott, Starwood, Meredith Vieira, Hong Kong Disneyland, News And Deals, Arne Sorenson, Vieira, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Hong Kong Disneyland Disney, Disney parks Travel Weekly Pro, Christina McCarthy, Bonvoy Helps Boost Marriott, Avalon View Travel Weekly Avalon Waterways, Ybbs Austria


How you shouldn’t handle your data breach

So you’ve had a data breach. Don’t worry, it’s not just you. These days it happens to everyone, no matter how large or small your company is. It’s almost inevitable, some might say, and not a case of if but when. A lot is already out of your control. Whether a hacker broke in and stole customer data or someone on staff left a cloud server exposed without a password, the incident alone is bad enough. But then you’ll also face a stream of headlines, flack from your customers, and endless tweets an...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Verizon, Privacy, Yahoo, Public Relations, Hack, Data Breach, Security Breaches, Marriott, Starwood, National Security, Prevention, Data Security, Doordash


ICO Issues First Intentions to Fine Under the GDPR

Kelly McMullon GDPR fines are seemingly like buses, you wait over a year for enforcement action by the UK’s data supervisory authority, the ICO, and then two come along at once – and with quite dramatic effect. The ICO has stretched its wings and in recent days has issued two notices of intent to fine following investigations. The companies in question can now make representations in an attempt to reduce the fines. Once the ICO issues a penalty notice, the companies can again appeal those fine...
Tags: UK, Law, European Union, Marriott, Starwood, British Airways, Gdpr, Ico, Marriott International Inc, Starwood Hotels, Data Privacy Laws, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, European Union (EU, Enforcement Action