Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure


  • 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.

  • Christopher Nassetta, Hilton Hotels president & CEO, discusses Hilton's IPO, global growth and what differentiates Hilton economically from other hotels. "There is a huge amount of value and growth with the real estate we own," Nassetta says.

  • Hilton Worldwide raises $2.3 billion in IPO Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 5:14 PM ET
    The Hilton Hotel in New York.

    Hilton raised roughly $2.34 billion in its IPO on Wednesday after pricing shares toward the high end of its range.

  • Hilton on par with Marriott: Pro     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Andrew Busch says Hilton has "dramatically cleaned itself up."

  • Hilton to price IPO at $20 per share     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 4:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Hilton will price its IPO at $20 per share, and is looking at a "modest" increase in number of shares it sells.

  • Hilton to be largest hotel IPO     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs provides insight into Hilton's IPO, and how the hotel held up since the industry crash in 2008. The FMHR traders "want in" on the stock.

  • America's tallest hotel     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    Marriott is opening the tallest hotel in America, in New York, CNBC's Sue Herera reports. Janis Milham, Marriott Courtyard vice president and global brand manager, provides insight.

  • Marriott International CEO and President Arne Sorenson discusses the minimum wage and whether raising it would affect the company's bottom line.

  • Marriott's exchange move     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:10 PM ET

    Marriott International is switching over from trading at the NYSE to the NASDAQ. Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, discusses what's behind the hotel's move and what it means to shareholders. "The world has changed and the physical location of an exchange floor is much less important," Sorenson says.

  • McFail: McDonald's out-of-touch tipping advice Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    McDonald's has committed yet another employee advice blunder, listing on its worker resource website pricey suggestions for holiday tipping.

  • Kirk Kinsell, president of IHG Americas, tells CNBC's Simon Hobbs Even Hotels are a total wellness offer; they give the opportunity to maintain dietary needs as well as get a great night's sleep.

  • Hilton preps for biggest hotel IPO ever Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 10:02 AM ET
    The Hilton Hotel in New York.

    Hilton said its IPO would raise up to $2.37 billion, in what would be the biggest-ever hotel IPO and perhaps the second-biggest IPO of the year.

  • Faber Report: Hilton IPO roadshow ahead     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports on Hilton Hotel's IPO push. Hilton is expected to raise as much as $2.37 billion.

  • Accor's new strategy will make it 'more agile'     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Robert Barnard, partner at BDO, discusses Accor's new strategy as the group abandons leases to concentrate on its franchise and management business.

  • Happy Thanksgivukkah!     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:09 AM ET

    For the first time in 95 years, Hanukkah directly coincides with Thanksgiving, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Discussing the importance of social media for business, what to expect from the holiday travel season ahead, and $1 billion worth of projects at his company, with Loews Hotels Chairman Jonathan Tisch.

  • St. Regis wants all eyes on its $90 million makeover Saturday, 23 Nov 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    The Bentley Suite at The St. Regis New York entryway.

    The St. Regis New York recently began touting its super luxury makeover in the hotel's first ad campaign since 2011.

  • McDonald’s is getting grilled over its employee advice, after suggesting returning purchases and bringing a sack lunch.