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  • Winners, losers of Marriott's $12.2B acquisition of Starwood

    11/16/2015 3:03:17 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies ^ | November 16, 2015 | Patrick Clarke
    Marriott International is all set to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in a $12.2 billion deal. The two companies announced that they have reached a definitive merger agreement that will result in the world's largest hotel company, boasting a whopping 1.1 million rooms in more than 5,500 properties around the globe.
  • Australian Woman Gang Raped in Dubai Then Jailed Under Retarded Islamic Sharia Law

    05/16/2013 1:25:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    Islamic Sharia law is outdated, controlling, un democratic, barbaric, racist, sexist and just plain stupid. It is completely incompatible with modern life in civilized  nations. It’s no wonder those who live under Sharia in Muslim countries or those who call for it in the west are often regarded as a bit backwards,because  Sharia  most definitely is retarded. How can throwing a female who is a victim of  not 1 repulsive rapist but of 3 evil rapists, into prison for having sex out of wedlock be any kind of justice. The woman never asked to be raped, she wasn’t flirting with the attackers or leading them on...
  • Stop Eminent Domain: Make an example of Starwood by hitting them in the purse

    04/11/2006 12:05:26 AM PDT · by Freestar · 3 replies · 483+ views ^ | 04/11/06 | Logan Darrow Clements
    YOU can help stop eminent domain abuse. Scare off the brand-name companies that are reaping the rewards of stolen land. Just go to the below link and pledge to not stay at any Starwood Hotel (W, Sheraton, Four-Points, Westin, St. Regis, Luxury collection, Le Meridien) until they back out of the development at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine that involves stealing buildings using eminent domain...
  • Planet Hollywood co-founder to buy Aladdin casino

    06/22/2003 10:29:19 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 3 replies · 323+ views
    Planet Hollywood co-founder to buy Aladdin casino (Las Vegas-AP) -- A federal judge has selected a joint venture involving Planet Hollywood's co-founder and the Starwood hotel chain to buy the bankrupt Aladdin hotel-casino. The judge's decision ended an 18-month process that included a frenzy of last-minute negotiations between bidders and creditors today during a standing-room only purchasing hearing in U-S Bankruptcy Court. The Aladdin will be renamed the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. The Planet Hollywood group intends to assume 510 (M) million dollars in debt and invest 90 (M) million dollars in the property over three years.
  • CA: Mammoth ski resort sells controlling interest to investment firm

    10/05/2005 6:56:04 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 9 replies · 412+ views
    MAMMOTH LAKES The Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, a longtime winter playground for Southern California residents, says it will sell a controlling interest to a private investment firm. The $365 million acquisition will be made by Starwood Capital Groups, led by luxury hotel mogul Barry S. Sternlicht. The move is expected to give the resort an upscale character, unlike the raw, unpolished style developed by founder and co-owner Dave McCoy. The deal will give Starwood 70 percent control and the right to operate 4,000 acres of ski terrain at Mammoth and June mountains and allow for some development. The land...
  • LOGO INFRINGERS(Starwood Hotels Suing Bush campaign over 'W' logo)

    08/02/2004 5:59:45 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 113 replies · 2,835+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/2/03
    THE W hotel chain is aggres sively laying claim to the letter W, no matter what President Bush's nickname is. The group behind the chain, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., has fired off legal let ters to two political merchandisers, de manding they re move the letter W as in George W. Bush from "apparel and accessories" they are selling. The of fending items include baseball hats and T-shirts "that mimic the trade dress of the W hotels, which has the effect of eroding the unique brand identity developed in the W logo."
  • Pro-Democrat Hotel Chain Starwood Excludes Fox News

    WASHINGTON A major hotel chain that will not make top-rated Fox News Channel available to guests has a record of individual campaign contributions heavily favoring Democrats. Federal Election Commission records reviewed by show that among those officials who list Starwood or a Starwood hotel property as their workplace favored Democrats by better than 3 to 1 over Republicans for the 1999-2000 election cycle. Starwood's hotels include Sheraton, Westin, St. Regis, Luxury Connection, Four Points and, ironically, W.