Marriott Courts Chinese Tourists with New Alibaba Partnership
Hospitality Management / International Business / Organizational Strategy

Marriott Courts Chinese Tourists with New Alibaba Partnership

Working in a Marriott Hotel in Pittsburgh as an intern, my role is a lot of the times made up on the fly.  I look for opportunities where I can create value for the hotel and then pursue those opportunities until I uncover the value I was looking for.  This has been the case in … Continue reading

The Marriott-Starwood Merger: Big News for the Biggest Hotel Chain in the World
Hospitality Management / Organizational Strategy

The Marriott-Starwood Merger: Big News for the Biggest Hotel Chain in the World

When Marriott International announced their $13.3 billion bid to acquire Starwood Hotels and Resorts back in late 2015, I was stunned. For a company as mature as Marriott’s to seriously consider spending billions of dollars to acquire a hotel chain with failing brands like the Sheraton, especially at a time when industry disrupters like Airbnb … Continue reading