In a separate announcement, Starwood says its board of directors hasn't changed its support of the combination of the hotel giants.
Shareholders of Marriott and Starwood vote on the issue on March 28.
Previously: Report: Anbang to buy Strategic Hotels for $6.5B (Mar. 13 2016)
HOT +6.60% premarket to $75.75 after receiving the competing offer at $76.
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