Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure


  • 9/11 Memorial Museum to open to public May 21 Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Rendering of the planned 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York.

    The museum at the site of the World Trade Center will open to the public in May, officials announced today.

  • S&P affirms Greece ratings at 'B-/B', outlook stable Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 2:06 AM ET

    March 21- Standard& Poor's on Friday affirmed Greece's sovereign credit ratings at' B-/B' and gave them a stable outlook, saying it believed the country's economy is gradually rebalancing.

  • Pancake robot makes your hotel breakfast Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    As travelers demand more exotic technology, robots are hard to beat.

  • Hawaii's high prices scare away some mainlanders Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Hawaii's high prices may be putting a chill on the state's tourism industry. NBC News reports.

  • Trump brand example of entrepreneurship: Trump Jr.     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Donald Trump Jr., Trump Organization EVP development & acquisitions, discusses the hotel brands plans for international expansion and the advantages of being an owner/developer.

  • McDonald's sales slump in February, hit by weather Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    McDonald's reported a bigger-than-expected drop in sales for February, with competition and bad weather battering U.S. sales.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- Sbarro LLC, the pizza restaurant chain, on Monday filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than three years, after struggling with too much debt and lower customer traffic in the malls that house many of its restaurants.

  • Pizza chain Sbarro files for bankruptcy protection Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    March 10- Sbarro LLC, the pizza restaurant chain, on Monday filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than three years. Sbarro and more than 30 affiliates filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.

  • Here's what's driving Sheraton's record growth Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 8:14 AM ET
    Rendering of the Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel in China

    In the midst of an $8 billion growth spurt, Sheraton will open a record 38 newly constructed hotels in the next 12 months, including several in Iraq.

  • March 10- McDonald's Corp on Monday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in comparable global sales at established restaurants for February, with competition and bad weather battering U.S. sales. The world's biggest restaurant chain by revenue said worldwide sales at restaurants open at least 13 months fell 0.3 percent last month.

  • The better bet: WYNN vs LVS     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    FMHR traders Pete and Jon Najarian debate if Wynn Resorts or Las Vegas Sands is the better investment for your portfolio.

  • The revised industry guidelines for handling pigs in Canada include more than 100 animal-care rules, including the phase-out by 2024 of stalls that continuously restrict sow movement, hog groups and the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies said on Thursday.

  • BERLIN, March 6- Europe's hotel sector is finding its financing options are the best in years as investors seek better returns in a low interest rate environment and economies emerge from bruising recessions, fanning optimism for the rest of the year.

  • Amid activist pressure Darden cancels investor meeting Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, March 5- Darden Restaurants Inc has canceled its analyst and investor meeting slated for later this month as two activist shareholders lobby for bolder steps to improve performance at its restaurant chains, ranging from Olive Garden to Capital Grille.

  • Road trippers, jetsetters traveling more in 2014 Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    Internationally, tourism numbers are strengthening amid rises in business travel, hotel construction and airline trips.

  • The rise of Airbnb     Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb co-founder and CTO explains his company's business model and discusses the tax implications they will soon face. Benjamin Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz general partner, provides insight.

  • National parks add billions to US economy: Report Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    A new report suggests that America's national parks have an economic impact that extends beyond their boundaries.

  • Tour pros hopeful U.S. may ease Cuba travel rules Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Members of Metamovements Latin Dance perform at a panel featuring John McAuliff of the Fund for  Reconciliation and Development, Ray McGrath of the State Department and Yves Marceau of Road Scholar.

    About half a million Americans legally travel to Cuba every year, and tour professionals are hopeful that policies may change to allow more.

  • March 2- While Colorado environmental groups work to put a ballot measure before voters this fall that could severely hobble the U.S. energy industry, Whiting Petroleum Corp is busy figuring out where in the state it can spend $10 billion over the next decade. The Denver- based company sees Colorado as key to its plan to sharply boost oil and natural gas production.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- TGI Fridays, the global casual dining restaurant chain known for its red-striped canopies and memorabilia-rich decor, is in advanced talks to sell itself to buyout firm TriArtisan Capital Partners, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.