Former Starwood employee pens heartfelt elegy

According to his LinkedIn page, Glenn Jordi was, up until July, the manager of talent acquisition, North America, for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. As you all know, Starwood—once China makes a decision—most likely will cease to exist in its current form, and be sucked into hospitality giant Marriott International.

We in the media tend to write on the dramatics of the impending merger, oftentimes forgetting the impact this deal will have on the thousands of Starwood employees, owners and others in their supply chain. Jobs will be lost, lives affected—not to mention the industry is ostensibly losing one of the true trailblazers.

So it comes as no surprise that some of Starwood's past employees are getting a little sentimental as the company winds down. Glenn Jordi was one of them and he penned an endearing ode to the company at the time of his departure. It's sincere, dolorous, at times biting, but also endearing: Jordi is giving thanks to the company he worked for for just a shade under three years.

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