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Jun292017

Travel Planning several moves ahead

This is a personal thoughts piece on how I plan travel. My travel itineraries are planned several moves and months ahead, yet I am still tweaking my hotel stays in Europe two weeks from now. Club Carlson’s Free Fridays promotion motivated me to shift some hotel nights around to Carlson properties for our July travel…

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Apr302015

Wall Street predicts Starwood Hotels buyout or merger

For the past month there have been rumors floated around the financial press that InterContinental Hotels Group, Wyndham or Blackstone Group, the owner of Hilton and La Quinta will take over Starwood Hotels. Now there are stories that Starwood Hotels will buy IHG. Either way, the stories are coming fast and hard that Wall Street…

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Mar032015

Marriott to Moxy and Courtyard Europe

An article in Bloomberg news states Marriott plans to double its number of rooms in Europe by 2020. Moxy for budget travelers and Courtyard for business travelers are the plans for gaining on Marriott’s 1% market share of hotel guests for Europe. Marriott expects to grow from 74,000 rooms in 2015 to over 150,000 rooms…

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Apr222014

Marriott Approves BRG and Hilton Denies BRG

I have seven hotel nights planned for Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas in two weeks. Hotel rates are really expensive in the cities of Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. I filed three best rate guarantee claims for Aloft Jacksonville Airport, Jacksonville Marriott and Hampton Inn Charleston/Mt. Pleasant-Patriots Point. Only the Jacksonville Marriott was approved,…

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Apr182013

Number of U.S. hotels by hotel chain

An interesting graphic I came across shows the number of hotels in the U.S. by the seven largest U.S. hotel chains. U.S. Hotels domestic supply among major U.S. Hotel Chains Hilton Worldwide: 3,382 hotels; 506,455 rooms. Marriott International: 3,110 hotels; 501,070 rooms. Wyndham Worldwide: 5,815 hotels; 451,755 rooms. Choice International: 5,081 hotels; 385,827 rooms. Starwood…

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