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Avery, Jill;Dev, Chekitan S.;Stroock, Laure Mougeot
Asia;Europe;North America;United States
Accommodation & food services;Tourism services;Travel
In September 2016, Marriott completed its $13.3 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which added 11 brands to its already robust 19 hotel brand portfolio. Tina Edmundson, Marriott''s global brand officer, was charged with making sense of the brand portfolio and designing a strategy that would clearly differentiate each brand from the others and a brand architecture system to communicate to consumers how to navigate among them. She would need to decide whether and how to prune brands from the portfolio, whether and how to combine brands through dual-branding and or sub-branding strategies, and whether, where, and how to use the Marriott parent brand to endorse the remaining brands.
Brand management;Brand portfolios;Branding;Brands;House brands;Marketing;Marketing strategy;Mergers;Mergers & acquisitions;Service management;Strategy