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  • Expedia raises full-year guidance Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | 10:16 AM ET
    Expedia raises full-year guidance

    Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, discusses the company's efforts in creating a better product, stronger marketing, more loyal customers and expanding the availability of product; and also addresses business competition.

  • Marriott steps up marketing Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    Marriott steps up marketing

    Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, provides insight to the enormous growth in the company's marketing practices.

  • Marriott CEO: Working through market anxiety Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    Marriott CEO: Working through market anxiety

    Discussing the health of the hotel customer, and quarterly earnings, with Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 29- Australian casino company Crown Resorts Ltd said it has bought a one-fifth stake in Nobu, valuing the high-end restaurant and hotel chain part-owned by movie star Robert De Niro at half a billion dollars. "We see the Nobu brand as complementary to Crown Resorts' global luxury entertainment positioning," Crown Chairman Rob Rankin said in the...

  • UPDATE 2-Hyatt in talks to buy Starwood Hotels - source Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 11:19 AM ET

    Oct 28- Hyatt Hotels Corp is in talks to buy U.S. hotel operator Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc in a cash and stock deal, a source familiar with the matter said. Starwood is valued at about $12.75 billion while Hyatt has a valuation of about $7.23 billion. China's sovereign wealth fund and two big Chinese companies had expressed interest in Starwood...

  • Hyatt shoots for Starwood Hotels Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Hyatt shoots for Starwood Hotels

    Hyatt Hotels is planning to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

  • UPDATE 1-Hyatt in talks to buy Starwood Hotels - CNBC Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 9:59 AM ET

    Oct 28- Hyatt Hotels Corp is in talks to buy U.S. hotel operator Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc, CNBC reported, citing sources. Starwood had reached out to potential bidders including InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, Wyndham Worldwide Corp and sovereign wealth funds in July, three months after it decided to explore a sale, sources told Reuters.

  • Hyatt in talks to buy Starwood Hotels: Sources Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 9:33 AM ET
    Employees assist guests at the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Westin New York Grand Central in New York.

    Hyatt Hotels is in talks to buy Starwood Hotels in a deal that is said to be as little as a week away, sources told CNBC.

  • Hyatt in talks to buy Starwood Hotels - CNBC Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    Oct 28- Hyatt Hotels Corp is in talks to buy Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc, CNBC reported, citing sources. Under a cash and stock offer, Hyatt management would retain control of the combined company, CNBC said on Wednesday. Hyatt declined to comment, while Starwood did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • Oct 28- Interval Leisure Group said it would buy hotel operator Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc's vacation ownership business, which it valued at about $1.5 billion. Reuters reported on Tuesday that China's sovereign wealth fund and two Chinese companies had expressed interest in buying Starwood, joining other potential suitors from around the...

  • Oct 28- Interval Leisure Group said it will buy U.S. hotel operator Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc's vacation ownership business, which it valued at about $1.5 billion.

  • Chinese love to travel: Carnival Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    Chinese love to travel: Carnival

    Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, says Majestic Princess, one of company's newest ships, was designed for Chinese passengers.

  • Hotel stocks get a lift Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Hotel stocks get a lift

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Chinese firms are looking to bid for Starwood Hotels, reports CNBC's Dom Chu.

  • Banyan Tree debuts its fourth hotel brand Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 | 10:45 PM ET
    Banyan Tree debuts its fourth hotel brand

    Ho Kwon Ping, executive chairman at Banyan Tree Group, says Banyan's recently launched hotel brand, Dhawa, caters to increasing numbers of Chinese middle-class, inbound travelers.

  • PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, Oct 24- Patricia, one of the strongest ever hurricanes, crashed into western Mexico with rain and winds of up to 165 mph, hammering coastal areas but skirting major cities and causing less damage than feared. Around 15,000 tourists had been hurriedly evacuated from the beach resort of Puerto Vallarta as people scrambled to get away from...

  • With winds of 160 miles per hour, the Category 5 hurricane had western Mexico on high alert, with the popular resort of Puerto Vallarta and others on the coast opening emergency shelters as hotels were closed. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Patricia could dissipate on Saturday as its winds will be sapped by the mountains of western Mexico.

  • Returning capital is important strategy: Royal Caribbean CEO

    Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean CEO, discusses earnings and returning capital to shareholders. Also, how to attract customers.

  • Oct 23- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's No.2 cruise operator, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as customers spent more onboard and demand rose for its Caribbean and European cruises. The company has been struggling to boost sales in its biggest market, the Caribbean, where over capacity led to intense competition from larger rival...

  • PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, Oct 23- Hurricane Patricia strengthened into one of the most powerful storms in history on Friday as it barreled toward Mexico's Pacific Coast, forcing resort hotels to evacuate guests and residents to stockpile supplies. The National Hurricane Center said Patricia was the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western...

  • Oct 23- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's second-largest cruise operator, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher onboard spending, and a rise in demand for its Caribbean and European cruises. The company- whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises- raised its full-year...