As the completion of the purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts by Marriott is getting imminent, the legacy Starwood hotels and employees are posting mementos using hashtag #starwoodproud on various social media platforms.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts posted the above farewell video on their YouTube channel. And yes, I have been to the St. Regis hotel in Lhasa (Tibet) that is used for the opening of the video.


It will be very difficult for many SPG loyalist to accept the Marriott’s purchase of Starwood that should close very soon, although nothing is expected to happen to the loyalty program before 2018.

The problem that I see and have been vocal about is the fact that many SPG members just loath all that Marriott represents.

May be I toast few glasses of bubbly tonight for the #starwoodproud at the W hotel here in Singapore.

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