Starwood Hotels and Resorts merges with Marriott Hotels and Resorts. Marriott bought Starwood, whose properties include Sheraton, Westin, among others.
For any of you who have reward cards with either Starwood, and/or Marriott, both rewards programs will, for now, remain separate. Though, members of both programs can link their accounts:
Will this news make you think about where you will make your reservation for future conventions?
Here's an article regarding the merger: