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  • Rusty arches: McDonald's US sales fall again Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    McDonald's reported better-than-expected global sales at established restaurants in May, helped by strong demand in China.

  • Meet the dynamic duo behind Banyan Tree  Sunday, 8 Jun 2014 | 9:41 PM ET

    Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman and Claire Chiang, Senior VP at Banyan Tree Holdings, discusses how they expanded from one resort in Phuket into 40 branches.

  • Bourbon, marketing score tourists for 2nd-tier cities Saturday, 7 Jun 2014 | 12:07 PM ET
    Portland, Oregon

    As travel rebounds, second-tier U.S. cities, looking to grow arrivals and receipts, are wooing both developers and travelers—even overseas.

  • Banyan Tree: Not worried about Thailand  Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 11:45 PM ET

    Despite seeing occupancy rates at its hotels drop nearly 50 percent due to the political crisis, Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, is optimistic on tourism in Bangkok.

  • Airbnb's next frontier: Dinner with strangers Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Airbnb is encouraging hosts to throw fee-based dinners for strangers as part of a new pilot program in its home city, San Francisco.

  • Blackstone's play on hotels  Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Jonathan Gray, The Blackstone Group global head of real estate, about Blackstone's investment strategy in the hotel sector.

  • For sale: Dirtiest hotel in America, $180 million Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 10:26 AM ET
    Hotel Carter in Times Square, New York.

    A field of 25 bidders has been narrowed to a final few who want to buy a Times Square hotel infamous for winning a dubious "dirty" honor.

  • Gun reform group names next target…Target Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    The Moms group has had success in changing other gun policies after launching similar campaigns against restaurants.

  • IHG's new wellness hotel  Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    Richard Solomons, InterContinental Hotels Group CEO, discuss the launch of their EVEN Hotels brand and addresses reports that IHG rejected a $10 billion takeover bid from.

  • Top hotel leaders gather in NYC  Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    Discussing what the Olympics could have brought to New York City, and the state of hotel business in New York, with Loews Hotels Chairman Jonathan Tisch.

  • Starwood launches mobile check-in  Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Frits Van Paasschen, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide president & CEO, explains the hotel's mobile, keyless check-in and the company's plans for returning cash to shareholders.

  • Hilton launches Curio  Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    Christopher Nassetta, Hilton Worldwide president & CEO, discusses the launch of the hotel's Curio brand and efforts to pay down debt.

  • Can Buffett's Dairy Queen make it in Manhattan? Friday, 30 May 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    As Dairy Queen opens its first location in Manhattan, we put it up against a big-city favorite for a blind taste test.

  • Champagne delivered by drone at Vegas club Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    At The Cosmopolitan, poolside revelers can get bottle-service via drone. What could go wrong?

  • Sold! Boutique hotel chain buys tobacco building Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 3:02 PM ET
    The headquarters of Reynolds American Inc., right, and the Reynolds Building, former headquarters of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., left, stand in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

    The prototype for the Empire State Building will turn into a hotel and luxury apartments next year.

  • Blackstone sells landmark Hotel del Coronado Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego.

    The oceanfront resort made famous in "Some Like it Hot" has sold in a deal that values its rooms in excess of $1 million each.

  • McDonald's serves up massive dividend, buyback plan Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    McDonald's said it plans to return $18 billion to $20 billion to shareholders between 2014 and 2016 through a combination of dividends and share repurchases.

  • Starwood's overseas strategy  Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Discussing if big U.S. hotel chains will attempt to domicile overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes, with Patrick Scholes, SunTrust.

  • How hotels are getting you to spend more Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Check-in is only the start of hotel spending. Guests are paying more for cocktails, massages and other extras.

  • Where the jet-setters are vacationing this summer Saturday, 24 May 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    For those with a private jet at their beck and call, some destinations are more popular than others.