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Sarah Weatherburn Mod 1. Lodging Industry – Starwood Hotels. Lodging Industry. Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan World’s oldest hotel Located in Japan. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/oldest-hotel/. Industry Competition. Highly competitive Internet – Pros & Cons Customer Service

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Sarah weatherburn mod 1

Sarah WeatherburnMod 1

Lodging Industry – Starwood Hotels


Lodging industry

Lodging Industry

NisiyamaOnsenKeiunkan

World’s oldest hotel

Located in Japan

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/oldest-hotel/


Industry competition

Industry Competition

  • Highly competitive

  • Internet – Pros & Cons

  • Customer Service

  • Unique Services


Buyer power

Buyer Power

  • Increased Buying Power (Internet)

  • Internet Businesses that Bargain for Consumers


Supplier power

Supplier Power

  • Not a particular threat except in labor

  • Supplies are easy to obtain through internet


Threat of substitution

Threat of Substitution

  • Hotels Everywhere

  • Variety of Prices & Service Levels


Threat of entry

Threat of Entry

  • Differentiation : Is it possible?


Starwood hotels

Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world.

-Nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 171,000 employees

-Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®.

-Industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/index.html


Starwood hotels1

Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world.

-Nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 171,000 employees

-Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®.

-Industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/index.html


Competitiveness

Competitiveness

Based on Quality and Consistency of:

  • Rooms

  • Restaurant and Meeting facilities and services

  • Attractiveness of Locations

  • Availability of a global distribution system

  • Price

  • Ability to earn and redeem loyalty Program points.

    http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edar/data/316206/000119312513069572/d450314d10k


Strengths

Strengths

  • Intellectual Property (Brands, Trademarks)

  • Mixed use Hotel Projects (residential component)

    http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edar/data/316206/000119312513069572/d450314d10k


Weaknesses

Weaknesses

  • Costs and administrative burdens

  • Disputes with owners of properties

    http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edar/data/316206/000119312513069572/d450314d10k


Opportunities

Opportunities

Revolution in Global Travel

  • Regional Travel patterns are evolving

  • Rise of the “Mega Traveler”

  • 3 billion people entering the global economy

    http://starwood.q4web.com/files/doc_downloads/investor_day/1%20-%20Shareholder%20Value%20Creation%20and%20Strategy%20and%20Outlook.pdf


Threats

Threats

  • Changes in economic conditions

  • Cyclical over-building in the hotel and vacation industries

  • Changes in travel patterns

  • Financial condition of the airline industry

  • Foreign Exchange Fluctuations

    http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edar/data/316206/000119312513069572/d450314d10k


Sources

Sources

  • www.sec.gov

  • www.guinessworldrecords.com

  • www.themarketplaceoflife.blogspot.com

  • http://starwood.q4web.com


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