Transatlantic Tie-Up: Marriott to Buy Intercontinental?

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  • Anonymous

    VintageKrug
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    Talk of a tie-up is gaining credulity:

    InterContinental and Marriott are two of the world’s biggest hotel players. FTSE 100-listed Intercontinental runs over 4,500 hotels worldwide including New York’s Barclay while America’s Marriott operates 3,700 properties.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/marketreport/9298274/Hotel-investors-hope-for-transatlantic-tie-up.html


    IanFromHKG
    Participant

    Were you being ironic, VK, or did you mean to say “gaining credibility”? Gaining credulity would mean something very different… (credulity: gullibility; readiness or willingness to believe especially on slight or uncertain evidence)


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    Ironic.

    I can’t see it happening myself. Though some sort of co-operation/oneworld type loyalty tie up makes sense.

    There are several parts of the world where each brand is weak, and there’s plenty of opportunity for consolidation.

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