Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure



  • Global cruise lines set sail for China Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    But surging growth in China means it's a market operators can no longer ignore. Carnival Corp., the No. 1 cruise company, will become the first global cruise operator to have four ships based in China when it deploys its Costa Serena to Shanghai in April.

  • Hyatt unveils new NYC flagship     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Hyatt Hotels will open its new flagship for its luxury brand hotel in New York City today.

  • McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    The world's biggest hamburger chain has made a deal with Kraft Foods to manufacture and distribute the bags of McCafe ground and whole bean coffee, as well as single-cup pods that can be used in at-home coffee machines. Other chains, such as Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, already sell branded packaged coffee at retailers.

  • Meadowlands proposal includes casinos, hotels Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    CARLSTADT, N.J.— Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands. Jim Kirkos, head of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, says the goal isn't to build a new Atlantic City. There has been more talk of allowing casino gambling outside of Atlantic City recently.

  • More NJ casinos? You betcha! Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    The Trump Plaza ,which is scheduled to close, is viewed in Atlantic City on July 30, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    With four casinos shutting down in Atlantic City by October, New Jersey is suddenly awash in plans for, well, more casinos. The NYT reports.

  • Aug 18- Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel is still seeking bidders in bankruptcy court, but its ability to find a buyer will improve once it closes and stops "bleeding money," its attorney said at a hearing on Monday. The hotel is scheduled to close after guests leave on Sept. 1, with gambling operations to cease at 5 p.m. the next day.

  • Sultan of Brunei denies rumors of Plaza Hotel bid Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah salutes during a ceremony to mark his 68th birthday in Bandar Seri Begawan on August 14, 2014.

    The Sultan of Brunei dismissed reports that he had made a bid for New York's Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House hotel.

  • Aug 18- A spokesman for the Sultan of Brunei dismissed a report by the Wall Street Journal online that he had made a bid for New York's Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House hotel.

  • Lawyer: Revel still seeks sale, losing $1M weekly Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    CAMDEN, N.J.— The troubled Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City still hopes to auction off its property but needs to close to stop big losses, a lawyer for it said. Attorney John Cunningham said in bankruptcy court Monday that the casino is losing more than $1 million every week, The Press of Atlantic City reported.

  • McDonald's confronts its junk food image Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK— At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with parsley.

  • Revel wanted to close Atlantic City casino Monday Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 9:13 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— If the owners of Revel Casino Hotel had their way, the $2.4 billion resort would have been shut down on Monday. Revel Entertainment had asked New Jersey casino regulators for permission to close down on Aug. 18.

  • Revel casino to close 8 days earlier than planned Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry will close a week earlier than originally planned, the company announced in an email Friday.

  • They include El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc, Zoe's Kitchen Inc, and Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc.. Shake Shack is present in many U.S. states including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and Massachusetts.

  • The end of an era for roller coaster riders Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Six Flags Colossus Roller Coaster.

    Once the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, the Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is being retired.

  • Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.

  • TORONTO, Aug 14- Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons, which has offered only one coffee blend in its 50- year history, hopes to lure new coffee drinkers and fend off rivals such as Starbucks Corp and McDonald's Corp with the launch throughout North America of its new dark roast blend.

  • Aug 13- Shares of Noodles& Co plunged as much as 21 percent in extended trading after the fast-casual restaurant chain slashed its full-year sales forecast as fewer diners visit its outlets.

  • Noodles & Co profit misses Street estimates Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    Aug 13- Fast-casual restaurant chain Noodles& Co reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt partly by a fall in same-store sales. The company said profit rose to $3.5 million, or 11 cents per share, in the second quarter ended July 1, from $68,000 a year earlier.

  • Burger King nixes lower-calorie 'Satisfries' Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Burger King is getting rid of the lower-calorie french fries it introduced less than a year ago at most restaurants. The French fries, called "Satisfries," were a big bet for Burger King when they were announced in September. But they weren't as well received as Burger King had hoped.