European Union Approves Marriott – Starwood Merger

Marriott and Starwood’s $13 billion deal is another step closer to becoming final as the European Union gave the two hospitality giants antitrust clearance on Monday.

The massive deal, which was announced late last year, will increase Marriott’s overall inventory by about 50%, and may give Marriott Vacation Club members more lodging options in the future. Most notably, famous Starwood brands like Sheraton, Westin, and St. Regis, will now exclusively fall under the Marriott brand. [Read more…]

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Marriott Vacation Club Offers Discount in Appreciation of Armed Forces and First Responders

On Friday, Marriott Vacation Club announced a new promotion that will run through the end of this year for the nation’s armed forces and first responders. This rental discount is to show appreciation for all that these men and women have done for our country and will allow them to enjoy affordable vacations at more than 50 of Marriott Vacation Club’s domestic resorts.

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Marriott Vacation Club Completes Sale of Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

Just announced, Marriott Vacation Club closed on the purchase of the hotel portion of Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa in Queensland, Australia. The 216 rooms and resort amenities were sold to Bensonlily Surfers Paradise Pty Ltd for $50 million USD.

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Marriott’s Crystal Shores to Add New Beachside Units

After years of postponements, Marriott’s Crystal Shores resort will complete its renovations and addition of two new towers. The Marco Island, Florida property plans to offer 148 new units at the resort by fall of 2017. The new accommodations will be complemented by a new tiered swimming pool as well, with views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico directly behind. [Read more…]

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