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Starwood begins managing hotel run by military in Cuba

American hospitality giant Starwood began managing a hotel owned by the Cuban military on Tuesday, opening one of the biggest holes in the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba since Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro declared detente in Dec. 2014.
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Starwood celebrates Canada Day with special summer sale

In anticipation of Canada’s birthday, Starwood Hotels & Resorts is offering guests an abundance of savings on stays throughout the summer at more than 65 participating hotels.
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Starwood & Enterprise pitch in to help victims of Fort McMurray wildfires

Travel companies are pitching in to help the thousands of people who’ve been displaced following the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
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Starwood invites The Travel Agent Next Door to join Luxury Privileges program

The Travel Agent Next Door, which specializes in home-based travel agents and supports medium- to small-sized agencies, has been named one of the five agencies in Canada to be invited to join the Starwood Luxury Privileges program.
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Element on track to more than double its North American portfolio by end of 2018

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide plans to significantly expand its Element Hotels portfolio in North America, fuelled by what it says is soaring demand for the extended-stay brand.
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Shareholders approve sale of Starwood Hotels to Marriott

Marriott International has cleared one of its major hurdles on its journey to acquire rival Starwood and become the world's largest hotel chain.
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Anbang drops bid to buy Starwood, clearing way for Starwood-Marriott merger

Could the battle for Starwood finally be coming to a close?
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Starwood saga continues: Consortium raises price to edge out Marriott

The price for Starwood Hotels just keeps rising, with the latest bid from China’s Anbang Insurance Group and its partners crossing the US$15 billion mark.
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Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio makes Canadian debut in Quebec City

Tribute Portfolio, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, has headed north for the first time with the signing of Hotel PUR Quebec.
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Starwood accepts Marriott’s counter-offer, deal expected to close mid-year

Just days after calling off a buyout agreement with Marriott International in favour of an offer made by a Chinese consortium, Starwood Hotels & Resorts has ping-ponged back to Marriott, accepting the company’s counter-offer worth US$13.6 billion.
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