Marriott Starwood Merger

Marriott’s Plan to Buy Starwood for $12.2 Billion Could Trigger More Hotel Mergers

Los Angeles Times 11/16/15 Marriott’s Plan to Buy Starwood for $12.2 Billion Could Trigger More Hotel Mergers By Hugo Martin http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-marriott-starwood-20151116-story.html   Marriott International Inc.’s plan to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. will create the world’s largest hotel company and could trigger more mergers as rivals jockey to compete. The deal announced Monday...
Eric Prevette

Hospitality Veteran and Former Irvine Co. Executive Launches Karas, a Lifestyles Hotel Brand

The Orange County Register 10/22/15 Hospitality Veteran and Former Irvine Co. Executive Launches Karas, a Lifestyles Hotel Brand By Hannah Madans http://www.ocregister.com/lansner/hotels-688604-prevette-president.html   A hospitality veteran formerly with The Irvine Co. has joined forces with Carlos Lopes, Murray Holland and an investment banking firm in Dallas to launch Karas Lifestyle Hotels. Eric Prevette, Lopes and...
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Dark Harbor Halloween Event May Finally Scare Up Success for Queen Mary

Los Angeles Times 10/17/15 Dark Harbor Halloween Event May Finally Scare Up Success for Queen Mary By Hugo Martin http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-queen-mary-halloween-20151017-story.html   In the 48 years that the Queen Mary has been docked in Long Beach Harbor, a series of operators tried to turn the aging ocean liner into a thriving hotel and tourist attraction, with...