Corporate end-users interviewed said they now gain access to Marriott/Starwood’s massive inventory by dealing with just one supplier, even if the company’s greater scope and size may give the chain the upperhand in rate negotiations. Said Nandan Bhatia, head-administration & facilities at Indian food conglomerate Britannia: “Direct tie-ups with hotels are always preferred as they give us special corporate packages. Now with Starwood properties combined with Marriott, this gives us much more options.” Admin manager Philomena Seet, who manages travel for Singapore-based Kseven Industries’ top executives, told TTG Asia that Starwood properties are frequently used and the merger will boost her portfolio selection as her company is now automatically a client of Marriott. Get the full story at TTG Asia Read also "Marriott and Starwood merger starts with focus on loyalty"