UK Targets Starwood, Others In Hotel Price-Fixing Case

Law360, New York (April 22, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Major hotel chains including Guoman Thistle and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. have reportedly been accused, as part of an ongoing U.K. price-fixing probe into the industry, of pressuring online travel agents not to offer discounted room rates.

The hotels and travel agents allegedly conspired to keep the rates for hotels' rooms the same no matter who sold them and threatened any rivals who did offer cheaper prices, according The Telegraph, which published a report Thursday citing documents from the U.K. Office of Fair Trading's...
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