Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

One StarPoint,
Stamford, Connecticut 06902
United States,
(203) 964-6000

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is a hotel and leisure company with more than 1,270 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Design Hotels, Westin®, Le Méridien, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft, Element, and the recently introduced Tribute Portfolio™. Starwood was formed in 1969 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
Sell (2.0/yr) # 11 6 4 - - - 21
vol $580M $699M $534M $1.8B

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$400M (2015-06-08)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide was acquired by Marriott International on March 21, 2016.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has acquired 3 companies of its own. It has also divested 21 assets.

It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold The Phoenician to Host Hotels & Resorts for $400M. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include restaurants (67%) and leisure (34%).

When analyzing the leisure sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 78 leisure companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 2 have acquired at least 5 companies. The most prolific strategic leisure acquirer over the past 3 years is ClubCorp Holdings, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the leisure sector over the past 3 years is Cerberus Capital Management with 2 platform acquisitions.

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