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Old Jun 1, 12, 11:01 am   #1
 
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Marriott to buy IHG??

Found this over on the Marriott forum:

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/m...=feeds-newsxml

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d32029da-a...#axzz1wWrNbqTi

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Old Jun 1, 12, 11:09 am   #2
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How nice to see a photo of the Mayfair InterContinental again.

Oh wait. It's the Daily Mail group using up their ancient stock photos without bothering about accuracy.
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Old Jun 1, 12, 4:13 pm   #3
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Marriott just acquired the Gaylord hotels here in the US. Doubt that they go after IHG.
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It is not going to happen with Marriott. There are too much market overlapping in the two. The rumour spreaders always indicated Starwood and IHG. But I doubt that too.

Personally I think for IHG the merger would be more viable with the following candidates:

1) Fairmont
2) Hyatt
3) Jumeirah


I think under the current trends of middle east companies buying out British firms, I will not be surprised to see Jumeirah bid for IHG. If it is IHG making a bid for other firms, I would think Fairmont would be the perfect target. If it is mutual merger between two companies, I think Hyatt would be more interesting marriage than Marriott or Starwood.
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Old Jun 1, 12, 7:14 pm   #5
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It would be a complete mess with a Marriott considering the number of brands etc. I am sure we would all love Marriott's "promos" of 50K points after 30 nights.
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Old Jun 1, 12, 8:35 pm   #6
 
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It is not going to happen with Marriott. There are too much market overlapping in the two. The rumour spreaders always indicated Starwood and IHG. But I doubt that too.

Personally I think for IHG the merger would be more viable with the following candidates:

1) Fairmont
2) Hyatt
3) Jumeirah


I think under the current trends of middle east companies buying out British firms, I will not be surprised to see Jumeirah bid for IHG. If it is IHG making a bid for other firms, I would think Fairmont would be the perfect target. If it is mutual merger between two companies, I think Hyatt would be more interesting marriage than Marriott or Starwood.


Can't imagine Fairmont. They're already partnered with Swissotel and Raffles Resorts; I can see Swissotel aquiring Fairmont though.
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Old Jun 1, 12, 11:47 pm   #7
 
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rumors, not going to happen...if do, they would have like 10k hotels world wide
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Old Jun 2, 12, 10:04 pm   #8
 
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I hope not
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