Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Starwood to India for Month-Long "Immersion" in 2015

Starwood to India for Month-Long

Starwood announced Tuesday that it will relocate its global headquarters from the United States to India in March 2015 for a month-long immersion. Starwood President & CEO Frits van Paasschen and the company's top executives will split their time between Mumbai and Delhi. The India move follows the company's successful relocations to China in 2011 and Dubai in 2013. “Global trends are revolutionizing travel. Rapidly growing markets and a more interconnected world are bringing high-end travelers to new markets like never before,” said van Paasschen. “As a company with operations in over 100 countries, we at Starwood know that there is n
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Gallery

AAHOA Florida Regional, Sept. 23, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
AAHOA Fall National Advocacy Conference, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Washington, D.C.
AAHOA South Carolina Regional, Sept. 11, 2014, Columbia, S.C.
AAHOA North Carolina Regional, Sept. 9, 2014, Durham, N.C.

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