Vacation Ownership at Starwood Hotels and Resorts

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Vacation ownership: Starwood Hotels & Resorts and "The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas" (Maui)
Overview/introduction of the vacation ownership company
Overview of the company. The aforementioned resort villa in Hawaii appears to be run by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The company has at least 10 major hotel and resort brands under its banner and Westin happens to be one of them (Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, 2010b). We know from the research that Starwood has seen its total revenue decline from 6.153 billion in 2007 to 4.712 billion by the end of 2009. However, the company’s gross profits have climbed from 1.753 billion in 2007 to 2.975 billion as of 2009. It is not clear why the cost of doing business for...
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. (2010b). Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort. Retrieved February 6, 2011 from http://www.westinkaanapali.com/#
The Westin Kaanapli Ocean Resort Villas. (2011). Retrieved February 6, 2011 from http://www.oyster.com/hawaii/hotels/the-westin-kaanapali-ocean-resort-villas/
Westin Ka’anapali Timeshare. (2011). Retrieved February 6, 2011 from http://www.sellmytimesharenow.com/WestinKaanapali_timeshare.html
Yahoo! Finance. (2011). Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Retrieved February 6, 2011 from http://finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=HOT&annual
Yahoo! Finance. (2011). Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Retrieved February 6, 2011 from http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=hot