Frankly, it's bad for business:
"The political turmoil in North Africa, especially Egypt, is of course hurting our business," said Vasant Prabhu, vice chairman and chief financial officer of the hotelier during a post-earnings conference call Thursday. He noted Starwood has 16 hotels across North Africa that generated between $10 million to $12 million in fees last year.
"We expect that our fees will be hit in North Africa," he added. "It is too early to tell how we will be impacted, but this is clearly a risk that needs to be closely monitored."