Marriott International is laying off some of the staff at
the headquarters of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Stamford, Connecticut.
Marriott is laying off 163 workers in Stamford, according to
the Connecticut Department of Labor.
The layoffs are slated to take place during the first two weeks of January.
Marriott completed its $13 billion acquisition of Starwood
in late September. Marriott, based in Bethesda, Maryland, said last month that
it intends to remain in Maryland's Montgomery County, and that it is in talks to
move into a new headquarters in downtown Bethesda.
Marriott said it would make a decision on its new
headquarters by June, and added that it planned to build a Marriott hotel with
at least 200 rooms at its new headquarters.