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  • Presidential suite in San Fran's Fairmont     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank shares a sneak peak of tonight's episode of "Secret Lives of the Super Rich" on CNBC, which takes a tour of the presidential suite inside San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel.

  • True love: The $777,777 Valentine's Day package Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 1:12 PM ET
    Detail from Robert Indiana's LOVE.

    Where to find love Feb. 14 if you're willing to spend thousands on a hotel.

  • Starwood expansion story on a tear     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Frits Van Paasschen, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide president & CEO, shares his thoughts on growing global demand in the lodging industry and weighs in on travel trends in 2014. I think we will offer more services and actually lower costs because of technology, says Van Paasschen, explaining how his business model is unlike the airline industry.

  • Marriott acquires South Africa's Protea     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Arne Sorenson, CEO & President of Marriott International, discusses his hotel's plans for global expansion and creating jobs in the industry.

  • Investor to Darden: Keep Red Lobster! Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Red Lobster in Times Square, New York.

    Starboard Value has urged Darden Restaurants Inc to delay the spinoff of its struggling Red Lobster chain.

  • Return of the power breakfast     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Dimitri Pauli, Regency Bar & Grill partner, and Jonathan Tisch, Loews Hotels & Resorts chairman, share their recipe for success and the culture surrounding early morning business meetings.

  • Loew's Regency Hotel $100 million makeover     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Jonathan Tisch, chairman of Loews Hotels and Resorts, discusses the renovation of the landmark hotel.

  • Vegas always the big winner for Super Bowl weekend Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:09 PM ET

    No matter where the Super Bowl is played, Las Vegas is always a winner. "Vegas is the mecca for Super Bowl shenanigans," said one repeat fan.

  • Chuck E. Cheese's billion-dollar pizza Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 9:32 AM ET
    Chuck E. Cheese mascots

    Apollo Global Management LLC said it would buy CEC Entertainment, the parent of Chuck E Cheese restaurant chain, for about $948 million.

  • Southwest Air pressured to break SeaWorld ties Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    The documentary "Blackfish" has inspired more than two dozen petitions calling for changes at SeaWorld animal theme parks.

  • US business travel spending expected to rise Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    U.S. business travel spending is expected to increase this year, led by more investment in trips to Western Europe.

  • Pricey cocktails gaining traction at hotel bars Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Hotel operators are optimistic this will be a very good year for their bars, now stocked with fancy cocktails and experienced bartenders.

  • Thousands stranded by series of storms Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    Thousands of people with delayed or canceled flights waiting in the customer service line at O'Hare.

    A "rat-a-tat, one after another" series of storms has left stranded travelers with few options unless they rebook early.

  • A secret Santa picks up others' hotel tabs Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Hilton Garden Inn in Redding, Calif.

    The hotel Santa is the latest in a line of do-gooders whose anonymous actions have come to light.

  • Online gaming in NJ not a threat to Borgata: COO Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Visitors enter the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

    In fact, users of gaming sites operated by the Borgata have created more than 20,000 accounts to bet real money online in New Jersey, the casino's COO told CNBC.

  • Pot tourism ready to light up in Colorado in 2014 Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A man cleans jars that will hold recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on Monday.

    Pot-friendly guides, activities and tours in Colorado are expected to expand as recreational marijuana sales become legal as of Jan. 1.

  • Gingerbread village lands hotel on holiday map Wednesday, 25 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    A rendition of Coney Island's famous roller coaster from Rolling Pin Productions

    From edible pirate ships to elaborate villages, hotels are cooking up ways to entice travelers indoors for the holidays.

  • How diseased shrimp are hitting Red Lobster profit Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    Shrimp and lobster meal at Red Lobster.

    Decreasing sales and fewer visitors aren't the only problems Red Lobster is facing: Expensive shrimp are crimping the company's bottom line.

  • US hotel names face headwinds in Asia     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 5:55 PM ET

    Patrick Scholes, Managing Director for Gaming & Lodging Equity Research at SunTrust Equity Research, says the landscape for U.S. hotel companies in Asia is challenging as the region is beset by so much new supply.

  • Should Hilton have a room in your portfolio? Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    Tyler Henritze, senior managing director of real estate for Blackstone, attends the initial price offering (IPO) of Hilton Worldwide (HLT) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell on December 12, 2013 in New York City.

    Hilton's large asset holdings and better valued competitors could undermine its long term potential, two hotel industry analysts told CNBC on Thursday.