Marriott buys Starwood, becomes world's largest hotel chain

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If you're booking your next vacation and looking for a room with a view chances are you'll be staying at a Marriott hotel.

The hotel chain just went from huge to giant after completing the yearlong 12.2 billion dollar purchase of Starwood Hotels.

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The deal joins Marriott's signature hotel courtyard and Ritz Carleton with Starwood's Sheraton, Westin, W and St. Regis properties.

See the major brands that now fall under the Marriott umbrella:

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A sign is posted in front of a Marriott hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A sign is posted on the exterior of a Sheraton hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MILLBRAE, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A sign is posted in front of a Westin hotel on November 16, 2015 in Millbrae, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A sign is posted in front of a W hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A sign is posted on the exterior of a Sheraton hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A pedestrian walks by a St. Regis hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A sign is posted on the exterior the Westin St. Francis hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A sign is posted in front of a W hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A sign is posted in front of a Marriott hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A cable car passes in front of a Marriott hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A sign is posted in front of a W hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MILLBRAE, CA - NOVEMBER 16: A sign is posted in front of a Westin hotel on November 16, 2015 in Millbrae, California. Marriott International announced plans to purchase Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $12.2 billion. The deal would create the world's largest hotel company. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The move makes Marriott the largest hotel chain in the world with 1.1 million properties, which means the odds of you staying at a Marriott hotel on your next vacation are one in fifteen.

However, don't expect all Marriott hotels to now look and feel the same.

Marriott CEO said in a statement, "we're trying to make sure we provide as clear a distinction as we can between the brands in terms of product and service so that our customers can have a sense of what each brand stands for."

As for loyalty points, members can link their accounts but, for now, redeeming points is at a three to one ratio. This might not be the most exciting news for customers, but hey, there's always Air BnB!

RELATED: Trip Advisor's 10 best hotels in the US:

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1. The Sherry-Netherland Hotel (New York, NY)

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2. Bardessono (Yountsville, CA)
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3. The Nantucket Hotel and Resort (Nantucket, MA)

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4. French Quarter Inn (Charleston, SC)
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5. The Oxford Hotel (Bend, OR)

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6. Ponte Vineyard Inn (Temecula, CA)
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7. Icona Diamond Beach (Wildwood Crest, NJ)

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8. The Talbott Hotel (Chicago, IL)

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9. Belamere Suites (Perryburg, OH)

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10. Casablanca Hotel Time Square (New York, NY)

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