Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide have received antitrust approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the final regulatory authorization necessary before the companies’ merger can be completed. Now, with the approval of China and 40 other countries, the merger can close, later than its originally slated close in July. With the close of the $12.2 million acquisition, Marriott will be the largest hotel company globally. Get the full story at Luxury Daily Read also "Starwood and Marriott join together to tune of $12.2B" at Luxury Daily"