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  • Starwood Hotels, which has agreed to be bought by Marriott International Inc shares, did not name the affected properties or say how long the malaware was in their systems. Starwood Hotels could not be immediately reached for further comment. Starwood Hotels and Marriott's shares were unchanged in morning trading on Friday.

  • Nov 20- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc said the point-of-sale systems at some hotels in North America were infected with malware, enabling unauthorized parties to access payment card data of some customers.

  • Data breach hits limited number of Starwood hotels Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks by a W hotel in San Francisco.

    Point of sale systems of a limited number of its hotels in North America were infected with malware, the company said.

  • TOKYO, Nov 20- U.S. alternate asset manager Fortress Investment Group, which has pumped in about $180 million from a new fund into Japan hotel assets, is considering further investments in the sector due to its long-term growth potential, despite a run-up in prices. Of this, roughly about $180 million has been invested in hotels, said Thomas Pully, chief investment...

  • Kenya to build cruise ship terminal at its biggest port Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    MOMBASA, Nov 18- East Africa's biggest port of Mombasa will spend 100 million shillings to build a new cruise ship terminal aimed at boosting tourism, port management said on Wednesday. The Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers said it welcomed the project but said the government must also improve roads, ferries and the "cleanliness of the city" to...

  • PARIS, Nov 16- The carnage in Paris has sent shudders through the tourism sector in one of the world's most visited cities with hotel owners, tour operators and others in the industry hoping the expected drop-off in visitors will not last long. The Eiffel Tower, Louvre museum and other attractions reopened on Monday after shutting due to the killings, though...

  • Marriott acquires Starwood for $12B Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 11:58 AM ET
    Marriott acquires Starwood for $12B

    Marriott acquires Starwood taking the industry by surprise. Marriott's CEO explains what attracted them to the deal. CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports.

  • Marriott to buy Starwood for $12.2B in cash/stock Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Employees assist guests at the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Westin New York Grand Central in New York.

    Marriott announced plans to acquire Starwood in a deal valued at about $12.2 billion, creating the world's largest hotel company.

  • Carnage in Paris sends shudders through tourist sector Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 16- The carnage in Paris has sent shudders through the tourism sector in one of the world's most visited cities with hotel owners, tour operators and others in the industry hoping the expected drop-off in visitors will not last long. The Louvre and other attractions such as the Paris Opera reopened on Monday after shutting due to the killings, but...

  • Marriott buying Starwood Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 9:10 AM ET
    Marriott buying Starwood

    CNBC's Jim Cramer shares his view of Marriott buying Starwood.

  • Marriott CEO: Global synergy powerful with Starwood Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    Marriott CEO: Global synergy powerful with Starwood

    Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, discusses global value in the deal to buy Starwood Hotels for $12.2 billion, and what will happen with the companies' individual brands.

  • Marriott CEO on travel impact after attacks Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 7:27 AM ET
    Marriott CEO on travel impact after attacks

    Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, discusses the deal to buy Starwood Hotels for $12.2 billion, and the business impact of the terrorist attacks of in France.

  • Marriott CEO: Initially dissuaded by Starwood, became more attractive

    Marriott announced it is buying Starwood Hotels for $12.2 billion. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, discusses how the transaction happened, and the value of the combined companies. There will be a spin-off of the Starwood timeshare business.

  • Marriott acquiring Starwood for $12.2B in cash/stock Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 6:02 AM ET
    Marriott acquiring Starwood for $12.2B in cash/stock

    Marriott is acquiring Starwood for $12.2 billion, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • PARIS, Nov 16- French tourism-related and luxury stocks fell sharply early on Monday following the attacks in Paris on Friday, with hotel group Accor opening as much as 7 percent lower. Aeroports de Paris, the operator of Paris' Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports and Air France were each down about 5 percent while Eurotunnel was down 4.5 percent.

  • Norwegian CEO: Heck of a growth story Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Norwegian CEO: Heck of a growth story

    Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Frank Del Rio, debuts the largest ship The Escape, in Miami, and discusses the company's successful investment strategy.

  • *Marriott signs second Alibaba deal in as many months. HONG KONG, Nov 9- U.S.-based hotel chain Marriott International Inc and Alibaba Group's online travel booking platform announced a tie-up on Monday, joining a flurry of rivals expanding their presence in China to cater to the country's growing upper-middle class. China's economy is forecast to slow to...

  • Nov 6- InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, one of the world's largest hoteliers, said it was not exploring a sale or merger, following a media report that the company was looking at its strategic options. The stock was the top riser on Britain's FTSE 100 index. IHG, which runs more than 4,900 hotels under brands such as Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinental,...

  • Nov 6- InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, one of the world's largest hoteliers, is exploring strategic options including a potential sale or merger, Bloomberg reported on Friday. IHG is discussing with financial advisers whether to sell itself or combine with a competitor as the sector consolidates, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the...

  • Nov 6- InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, one of the world's largest hoteliers, is exploring strategic options including a potential sale or merger, Bloomberg reported on Friday. IHG is discussing with financial advisers whether to sell itself or combine with a competitor as the sector consolidates, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the...