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September 16, 2004 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
The union representing workers in contentious contract negotiations with nine local hotels said it would file a lawsuit today against Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. alleging unfair job practices. The lawsuit will accuse two hotels managed by Starwood, the St.
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BUSINESS
April 16, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER and JAMES BATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Walt Disney Co. Chief Financial Officer Richard Nanula, one of Chairman Michael D. Eisner's most trusted lieutenants, will quit to become president and chief executive of Phoenix-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Nanula's jump to Starwood, the world's largest hotel and gaming company, comes as the firm, a real estate investment trust, is struggling to digest its acquisitions of the last year. They include the $10.2-billion purchase of ITT Corp.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1998 | Jesus Sanchez
Starwood Hotels & Resorts said it will take a massive $1.2-billion charge as a result of its widely anticipated plan to convert from a real estate investment trust to a traditional corporation. New York-based Starwood, which owns Sheraton hotels and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, said it will take the $1.2-billion charge against earnings to reflect deferred tax liabilities. In addition, the company will reduce its dividend and repurchase as much as $1 billion worth of stock.
BUSINESS
October 15, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Starwood Hotels & Resorts said it's exploring ways to sell its 35% stake in trade-school operator ITT Educational Services Inc., worth about $258 million, to focus on hotels and casinos. Starwood acquired the stake with its $14.6-billion purchase in February of ITT Corp. and ITT's Sheraton hotels and Caesars World casinos. Indianapolis-based ITT Educational operates 64 schools and had revenue of $261.7 million last year.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Amazon.com Inc. said its loss widened in the third quarter, but much less than analysts had expected, as it poured more money into advertising and as its sales quadrupled. The No. 1 online bookseller said it lost $24.7 million, or 49 cents a share, in the latest quarter, compared with a loss of $9.6 million, or 21 cents, a year ago. Analysts expected a loss of 57 cents a share, according to First Call Corp. Sales climbed to $153.7 million from $37.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest owner of hotels, said it will announce a new corporate structure today, in response to new legislation taking away a tax advantage it had enjoyed. White Plains, N.Y.-based Starwood, owner of the Sheraton and Westin hotels and Caesars World casinos, is likely to convert from a real estate investment trust into a traditional corporation, analysts said. It is now one of four companies structured as a so-called paired-share REIT.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hilton Hotels Corp., the Beverly Hills-based U.S. hotel chain, hired two executives from rival Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. to boost expansion into luxury accommodations.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. sued Hilton Hotels Corp. and two of its executives, saying Hilton stole confidential information from Starwood and used it to develop the new Denizen brand of hotels. Hilton said the suit was without merit and would be vigorously contested.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2006 | From Reuters
Honolulu hotel workers voted to authorize a strike at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and four Waikiki Beach hotels operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Labor contracts covering those properties, as well as Honolulu resorts operated by Global Hyatt Corp. and Marriott International Inc., expired at the end of June. The vote, which affects about 4,000 employees, follows similar strike authorizations by hotel workers in Chicago on Wednesday and by Toronto employees two weeks ago.
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