Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure


  • Lot of burgers: McDonald's $3 billion plans Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    McDonald's plans to spend up to $3 billion next year to open 1,500 new restaurants and remodel 1,000 others.

  • Extended Stay CEO: Just the beginning for us     Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    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.

  • Huge potential in Middle East: Melia CEO     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    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 travel spending expected to rise in 2014 Saturday, 2 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Business travelers plan to take more trips in the coming months, according to industry forecasts. They'll find slightly higher hotel prices.

  • 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.