Travel Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

  • APA Group, a Tokyo- based land developer and operator of 400- plus hotels, drew fire for spreading the revisionist views of company president Toshio Motoya by putting the books in hotel guestrooms and also selling them. The issue surfaced this week when contributors KatAndSid posted a video on a social networking site describing the English version of "The Real...

  • Marriott CEO: Watching Trump's policies on immigration and trade

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott CEO, talks about the impact of Trump's policies on his business, how a strong dollar will impact travelers, and the state of the U.S. economy.

  • Marriott CEO:People want experience over 'stuff'

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott CEO, talks about travel trends in 2017, including business travel.

  • Positive outlook for 2017 as people need to travel: IHG CEO

    IHG CEO Richard Solomons discusses his outlook for the coming year and reacts to the incoming Trump administration.

  • Jan 13- Bakery cafe operator Panera Bread Co said on Friday it had removed artificial ingredients from its food menu and Panera at Home products in the United States. Restaurant chains- including McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc's Pizza Hut- had committed last year to remove artificial preservatives from some of their ingredients and menu items.

  • IRVINE, Calif.— Taco Bell plans to go nationwide this month with its latest concoction: a taco with a shell made entirely out of fried chicken. Taco Bell says the shell of the Naked Chicken Chalupa is made up of all-white seasoned chicken. The fast food chain says the taco tested well in markets in Bakersfield, California, and Kansas City, Missouri, over the past two...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 10- United Continental Holdings Inc. on Tuesday raised its fourth-quarter passenger unit revenue guidance to an expected decline of between 1.25 percent and 1.75 percent from 3 percent to 4 percent, pushing up its expected pre-tax profit margin compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.. Business demand was stronger than expected in the two weeks...

  • "The Street appears pleased with December same-store sales returning to positive territory," Instinet analyst Mark Kalinowski said. Chipotle's sales, already under pressure since November 2015 when it was first linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, went into free fall from December after at least 80 students in Boston were sickened by norovirus linked to a...

  • Restaurant and grocery chains scrambling to post calorie counts on their menus by spring have peppered the Food and Drug Administration with queries that offer a window— often complex, occasionally comic— into the ingredient riddles they are trying to solve. The FDA's advice: Whichever is fattiest. Whether President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress...

  • *Cedric Gobilliard to head up new division. PARIS, Jan 9- AccorHotels, Europe's largest hotel group, is creating a new lifestyle division to pool its fast-growing "boutique" hotel brands, the company said on Monday. From Feb. 1, Cedric Gobilliard will head the division, which comprises the Jo&Joe youth hostel brand and AccorHotels' stakes in Germany's 25 hours Hotels...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 9- McDonald's Corp has agreed to sell a majority stake in its China and Hong Kong businesses to state-backed conglomerate CITIC Ltd and Carlyle Group LP for up to $2.1 billion, part of its efforts to switch to a less capital-intensive business model. The fast food chain company operates owns most of its 2,400 restaurants in mainland China as well as...

  • WASHINGTON— If you were looking for a job last month, you might have found ample opportunities in health care, restaurants and manufacturing. Those sectors hired at a solid pace, with health care benefiting from growth at hospitals, outpatient care centers, doctor's offices and home health care services. For all of 2016, health care added an average of 35,000 jobs...

  • LONDON— Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is shutting six of his 42 Jamie's Italian restaurants in Britain amid tough trading conditions and a lower pound following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group said Friday that five restaurants in England and one in Scotland would close in the first quarter of 2017..

  • PARIS, Jan 3- Fear of Islamist attacks kept foreign tourists away from Paris and the Riviera last year, costing French hoteliers an estimated 650 million euros in lost revenue, the head of hotel research firm MKG told Reuters on Tuesday. More than 230 people have been killed in militant attacks in France over the past two years, including 86 during last year's July...

  • VIP Club velvet rope

    Hotels are investing in private lounges for guests more than ever as demand for hotel lodging flattens globally.

  • Scott Svenson, co-founder of a MOD pizza company, discusses his intention to expand MOD Pizza in the U.K. amidst Brexit uncertainty.

  • CHICAGO/ LOS ANGELES, Dec 28- Restaurant chains Burger King and Tim Hortons plan to switch to chicken raised without antibiotics considered "critically important" to human medicine, their owner said on Wednesday, making it the latest company to ditch the drugs over health concerns. Restaurant Brands International Inc, which owns both chains, said it aims to make...

  • Dec 28- InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said on Wednesday it is investigating claims of a possible payment card breach at some of its hotels in the United States. A pattern of fraud on customer credit and debit cards was seen, that suggested a breach at some InterContinental properties, particularly at Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels, the blog...

  • Omni Hotels mounts fight against hunger

    Joy Rothschild, Omni Hotels and Resorts, talks about Omni Hotels' fight against hunger.

  • Last-minute travel

    If you’re looking for a last-minute departure for the New Year’s Eve holiday, there’s still time! We ask Kayak President Keith Melnick for ideas on where you can plan a getaway at a good price at the last minute.