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  • Candidates for tax inversion   Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 1:03 PM ET
    Candidates for tax inversion

    CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at whether hotel companies could be tax inversion candidates.

  • Hotel says $500 bad-review fee was a joke Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    A hotel in New York says it doesn't really charge $500 to guests who post negative online reviews.

  • Hedge fund wants hotel tax inversion: Report Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    Marcato Capital Management has hired a bank to tout a purchase of InterContinental Hotels Group for a tax inversion, the Journal reports.

  • On the road again: RV sales picking up speed Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Recreational vehicles are "the most discretionary purchase you can think of," so as the economy emerges from the recession, sales are starting to follow.

  • Living the dream in Malibu—for less! Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Jane Wells lives it up in Malibu.

    CNBC's Jane Wells spends a day in the life of a Malibuian as she walks rescue dogs, eats local and does Taichi on a Pacific cliff.

  • Marriott CEO: US economy growing   Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Marriott CEO: US economy growing

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott president & CEO, breaks down Marriott's second quarter results and weighs in on current travel trends, including trips to Russia.

  • McDonald's, franchisees liable in worker disputes Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    A worker puts together an order of Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's restaurant in Little Falls, N.J.

    McDonald's and its franchisees can be held liable in complaints that the company violated employee rights, an official at the U.S. NLRB said.

  • Hilton Hotels goes high-tech   Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Hilton Hotels goes high-tech

    Christopher Nassetta, Hilton Worldwide president & CEO, says Hilton Hotels are revolutionizing the hotel experience by offering guests the ability to check-in, select rooms and customize the hospitality experience all from their smartphones.

  • You kill it, hotels cook it: Farm-to-table perks Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Marlin Watkins with wild turkeys bagged at Turkey Trot Acres.

    Farm-to-table meals have become so popular that hotels are now getting in the game by offering prepared meals using food hooked or shot by guests.

  • Wharf launches Niccolo hotel brand in China   Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:39 PM ET
    Wharf launches Niccolo hotel brand in China

    Stephen Ng, Deputy Chairman & MD at Wharf Holdings, introduces the firm's new luxury hotel and outlines its expansion strategy in the mainland.

  • You're a bad bartender: Homemade cocktail mistakes Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Making cocktails at home isn't a bargain if your DIY drinks aren't as good. Avoid these mistakes for a better drink—and better value.

  • Nude tourism: Go upscale or risk closing Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Mom-and-pop nudist resorts are folding while larger more luxurious options are thriving, The Economist reports.

  • TGI Fridays' move could spark trend: Pro Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:52 PM ET
    TGI Fridays' loaded potato skins, one of the choices for "Endless Appetizers for $10."

    TGI Fridays' endless appetizer promotion may have a ripple effect across the already challenged industry, one restaurant analyst said.

  • Crumbs shows risks of being a one-hit wonder Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    When Crumbs shuttered its remaining stores, it seemed like an abrupt ending for a company that opened a decade ago to ride the wave of popularity of the sugary treat.

  • Business travel forecast slightly less upbeat Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Business travelers spent less money per trip in the second quarter, but it wasn't because prices went down, according to a new report.

  • Hotels are going to the dogs - for your enjoyment Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    At the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, guests can take Mavis, a Lab/Retriever mix or Beau, a Yellow Labrador, for a walk.

    Fluffy pillows might make hotel guests feel welcome, but sometimes face time with a pet is what a road warrior might be craving.

  • IHG's cutting edge innvoation   Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    IHG's cutting edge innvoation

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs takes a look inside the InterContinental's first "EVEN" brand hotel, focusing on health and wellness.

  • Still time to get travel bargains for July 4 Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 9:25 AM ET
    Atlantic City, New Jersey, hosts one of the largest fireworks displays in the United States.

    Hotel and air rates in many destinations are either flat or lower than 2013, but July 4 travel is up for a third year in a row.

  • HotelTonight adds keyless entry, mobile check-in Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    New features on the HotelTonight app include a keyless room entry option.

    An app-only booking company has added keyless room entry and mobile check-in features for hotel guests.

  • HomeAway hits 1M live rentals   Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:51 AM ET
    HomeAway hits 1M live rentals

    Carl Shepherd, HomeAway co-founder, discusses the growing alternative accommodations industry. There is more supply in this industry than there ever has been before, says Shepherd.