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  • US demand drives profit beats at Marriott, Hyatt Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Marriott and Hyatt reported stronger-than-expected profits as a rebound in U.S. business travel boosted hotel occupancy and room rates.

  • Marriott shifts 'towards higher rated business'     Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 7:39 AM ET

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, breaks down the hotel company's earnings and shares his strategy to expand globally. A little over fifty-percent of all the rooms in the pipeline are overseas, Sorenson says.

  • Checking in on Choice Hotels: CEO     Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 6:42 AM ET

    Stephen Joyce, Choice Hotels International CEO, reveals his strategy for refreshing the Choice brand, as hotel occupancy and room rates rise.

  • De Niro's latest turn? Chinese property developer Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 12:55 PM ET
    Robert De Niro

    Actor Robert De Niro is diving into the world of Chinese property development, inking a deal to build a massive entertainment complex in Shanghai.

  • Rosewood Hotels to set foot in Asia     Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | 9:42 PM ET

    Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group talks about the company's strategy to capitalize on emerging "affluent explorers."

  • 10 best hotel restaurants around the world Saturday, 12 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bloggers, restaurant critics and other food writers from around the world voted to create the list of 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World.

  • Starbucks petition urges lawmakers to end shutdown Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks

    Starbucks has launched a petition drive in hopes of hastening an end to the federal government shutdown.

  • And the world's top ranked bar is in...     Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Christian Davis, editor of Drinks International and Alex Kratena, head bartender at Artesian Bar, discuss why Artesian is ranked the world's best bar.

  • Blackstone gets offers for La Quinta hotel chain Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:23 AM ET
    La Quinta hotels.

    Blackstone Group has received more than six offers for the hotel operator La Quinta, but may sell shares of the company to the public instead.

  • What wedding crashers are costing the hotel biz Saturday, 5 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    The ultimate Wedding Crashers.

    Wedding crashers have less interest in your reception goodies than in your discounted hotel room block.

  • Opportunities in luxury hotels: CEO     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Mike DeNoma, CEO of GLH, comments on the launch of the brand's new luxury hotels, based on research which showed customers wanted more personalized services and world-class technology.

  • Puttin' on the Ritz!     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    Herve Humler, Ritz-Carlton president & COO, shares his thoughts on luxury lodging and reveals his company's new development plan to increase the number of properties to 100 by 2016.

  • Darden Restaurants in ugly miss; COO to retire Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 7:57 AM ET

    Darden Restaurants reported a lower profit and higher sales, and said President and Chief Operating Officer Drew Madsen would retire.

  • Conferences gone wild     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Business travel has gotten a whole lot more interesting as hotel owners begin offering guest more exotic accommodations, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • Barometers of global business: Hotels & electric     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    Vasant Prabhu, Starwood Hotels & Resorts CFO, and Brian Tierney, American Electric Power CFO, share their thought on how the Fed's tapering policy and health care reform are impacting their businesses.

  • Food trucks now landing at airports, mobile lots Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    A food truck vendor outside San Francisco International Airport.

    A growing number of airports are getting spiced up with visits from food trucks. Some airport cellphone lots are even offering car washing and auto detailing.

  • Hilton plans to raise $1.25 billion in IPO Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    The Hilton Hotel in New York.

    Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings plans to raise $1.25 billion from an initial public offering of its common stock.

  • Sports betting coming to New Jersey?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 7:55 AM ET

    Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman explains how legitimate betting could be commercially "very appealing" to many sports teams.

  • Caesars' bets beyond Las Vegas     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 7:17 AM ET

    Gary Loveman, Caesars Entertainment chairman & CEO, says Vegas is coming back and shares his plans on expanding his gaming empire through non-gambling activities.

  • Big data hits the jackpot at Caesars     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 6:49 AM ET

    Caesars Entertainment chairman and CEO Gary Loveman discusses what his company has learned by collecting information on customers.