July 29- McDonald's Corp, not just its franchisees, can be held liable in complaints that the company violated employee rights, an official at the U.S. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin Jr. wrote in the letter that of the 181 complaints filed against the fast-food chain since November 2012 in connection with employee protests, 43 had merit.» Read More
McDonald's plans to spend up to $3 billion next year to open 1,500 new restaurants and remodel 1,000 others.
Former Starbucks CEO and current Extended Stay America CEO Jim Donald, celebrates his IPO day at the NYSE. "We will end Q1 of 2014 with over 50 percent of our properties with platinum renovations," he says.
Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Melia Hotels International, discusses the group's newest hotel in Dubai, the Middle East's "huge potential" and how diversifying risk helped them perform during the crisis.
Business travelers plan to take more trips in the coming months, according to industry forecasts. They'll find slightly higher hotel prices.
Marriott and Hyatt reported stronger-than-expected profits as a rebound in U.S. business travel boosted hotel occupancy and room rates.
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.
Stephen Joyce, Choice Hotels International CEO, reveals his strategy for refreshing the Choice brand, as hotel occupancy and room rates rise.
Actor Robert De Niro is diving into the world of Chinese property development, inking a deal to build a massive entertainment complex in Shanghai.
Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group talks about the company's strategy to capitalize on emerging "affluent explorers."
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 has launched a petition drive in hopes of hastening an end to the federal government shutdown.
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 Group has received more than six offers for the hotel operator La Quinta, but may sell shares of the company to the public instead.
Wedding crashers have less interest in your reception goodies than in your discounted hotel room block.
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.
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 reported a lower profit and higher sales, and said President and Chief Operating Officer Drew Madsen would retire.
Business travel has gotten a whole lot more interesting as hotel owners begin offering guest more exotic accommodations, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.
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.
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.