Hilton Sued for Stealing Info From Rival

Starwood claims purloined plans used to copy W luxury hotels
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2009 2:17 AM CDT
Hilton Sued for Stealing Info From Rival
The W Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel owned by Starwood, in New York's Times Square.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Starwood Hotels is accusing archrival Hilton of using stolen documents to build its new luxury brand in record time, Marketwatch reports. Starwood—which says the pilfered information amounts to a "blueprint" for building a luxury chain like the successful W hotels—is suing Hilton and two ex-Starwood execs for theft and corporate espionage. Hilton says the suit is "without merit" and still plans to launch its top-end Denizen hotels next year. (Read more Hilton Hotels stories.)

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