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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, LLC
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At a Glance


Manages and owns some of the best-known brands in the hotel industry

Significant job opportunities for those interested in the hospitality industry

Benefits and salaries competitive within the industry


Management styles vary widely from location to location

Work schedule can be hectic

The Bottom Line

With properties across the globe, Starwood offers a wide range of opportunities, but applicants should be aware that starting salaries may be low and workloads might be heavy.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, LLC

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide knows how to shine a light on hospitality. One of the world's largest hotel companies, it has nearly 1,300 properties in about 100 countries. Starwood's hotel empire consists of upscale brands such as Sheraton and Westin. It operates about 100 luxury resorts and hotels through its St. Regis and Luxury Collection units, while its 40 W Hotels offer ultra-modern style. Other brands include Four Points (value-oriented), Le Méridien (European-inspired), Aloft (select-service), and Element (extended stay). Starwood Vacation Ownership operates about 15 time-share resorts. In 2016 Marriott acquired Starwood for about $13.3 billion.

Change in Company Type

In 2016 Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts merged. With the addition of Starwood's portfolio, Marriott became the largest hotel company in the world.


The company manages and operates hotel business in three separate hotel segments: the Americas; Europe, Africa, and the Middle East; and Asia/Pacific.

Geographic Reach

Starwood is focused on international expansion. The dramatic economic growth in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East is fueling demand for Starwood's brands worldwide.

Sales and Marketing

Starwood's loyalty program, "Starwood Preferred Guest," is a frequent guest incentive marketing program, allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades, and flights. Starwood uses multimedia advertising campaigns, including television, radio, internet, and print advertisements to drive guests to its properties.

Financial Performance

Starwood's revenue decreased by 4% in fiscal 2015 compared to the prior fiscal period. The company reported $5.76 billion in revenue for fiscal 2015 after bringing in $5.9 billion the previous year.

Its net income was $489 million in fiscal 2015, which was a decrease of almost 25% compared to fiscal 2014. Starwood ended fiscal 2015 with $890 million in cash on hand.


Starwood plans to increase its operating hotel footprint in Latin America by 50% during the next five years, opening an average of seven new hotels per year in the region. Starwood continues to expand in Europe as well, where it expects to open more than 60 new hotels and resorts across by 2020.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Starwood's merger with Marriott closed in late 2016.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, LLC

1 Star Pt
Stamford, CT 06902-8911
Phone: 1 (203) 964-6000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chief Administrative Officer And General Counsel: Pat Galvin
Vice President Of Operations: Jose Ponte
Director Of Organizational Learning: Gustavo Yurjevic
Employees (This Location): 39
Employees (All Locations): 547

Major Office Locations

Stamford, CT

Other Locations

Birmingham, AL
Phoenix, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Los Angeles, CA
Millbrae, CA
Newark, CA
Pomona, CA
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Rancho Mirage, CA
Sacramento, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Rafael, CA
Sylmar, CA
Tustin, CA
Aspen, CO
Denver, CO
Westminster, CO
Washington, DC
Cape Coral, FL
Coral Gables, FL
Deerfield Beach, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gainesville, FL
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Miami Beach, FL
New Port Richey, FL
Orlando, FL
Atlanta, GA
Honolulu, HI
Koloa, HI
Princeville, HI
Chicago, IL
Lombard, IL
Oak Brook, IL
Rosemont, IL
Lexington, KY
Metairie, LA
New Orleans, LA
Boston, MA
Braintree, MA
Hyannis, MA
Lexington, MA
Needham, MA
Waltham, MA
Rockville, MD
Minneapolis, MN
Fayetteville, NC
Raleigh, NC
Omaha, NE
Nashua, NH
Hoboken, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
Piscataway, NJ
Princeton, NJ
Weehawken, NJ
Albuquerque, NM
Las Cruces, NM
Las Vegas, NV
New York, NY
Columbus, OH
Portland, OR
King Of Prussia, PA
Langhorne, PA
Marshalls Creek, PA
Mount Pocono, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Providence, RI
Hilton Head Island, SC
Myrtle Beach, SC
Nashville, TN
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Irving, TX
San Antonio, TX
Park City, UT
Arlington, VA
South Burlington, VT
Bellevue, WA
Seattle, WA
Green Bay, WI
Bengaluru, India
Gurgaon, India
New Delhi, India
St Thomas, Canada
Toronto, Canada
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic