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  • Simon Cooper, president for Asia Pacific of Marriott International, discusses doing business in Asia, "reputational" risks and Marriott's plans in Myanmar.

  • Reclaim Your Angus: CKE Chief Knocks McDonald's Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 5:18 PM ET
    Carl's Jr.'s Six Dollar Angus Burger.

    Following McDonald's decision to get rid of its Angus Third Pounders, CKE Restaurants' chief executive has taken to YouTube to invite customers to visit his restaurants instead.

  • Red Robin Offering Beer Cocktails This Summer Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 2:31 PM ET

    Combining two hot alcohol trends, the casual chain is offering beer cocktails made with MillerCoors products and served in a reusable can.

  • Checking In With Choice Hotels CEO     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Stephen Joyce, Choice Hotels International president & CEO, explains why the outlook on summer travel is promising this season.

  • Enjoying breakfast in bed or a late-night snack at New York's largest hotel will soon require that you first trek to the lobby for grab and go items.

  • Loews' Tisch on IRS Video, 2014 Super Bowl     Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Jonathan Tisch, Loews Hotels chairman, discusses his reaction to reports the IRS spent millions of dollars on employee conferences and whether cutting back on those conferences will impact the hotel industry.

  • IRS Under Fire, Again     Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Video of IRS employees dancing during an employee conference is stirring up controversy, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Checking In With Hyatt Hotels' CEO     Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    Mark Hoplamazian, Hyatt Hotels' president and CEO, discusses the Pritzker family's majority stake in the company and how he intends to increase its earnings.

  • The 'Wild West' of Online Poker Goes Legit in US Saturday, 1 Jun 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    The boss of UltimatePoker.com—the first legal, real-money poker site in the U.S.—told CNBC that users can only play in one state right now but not for long.

  • CNBC Anchor: 'I'm the Worst Tipper'     Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick, comments on a survey which revealed that Germans are the best tippers in the world, and says he doesn't tip because "it's very hard to expense tips".

  • Taxman Puts Foot in the Door of Short-Term Rentals Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    An available short-term rental in San Francisco, listed on Aribnb.

    Just when thousands of urbanites thought they discovered a gold mine in renting out their apartments on Airbnb, regulators and tax collectors are flexing their power.

  • McDonald's CEO Gets McGrilled by a 9-Year-Old Friday, 24 May 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Don Thompson, president and CEO of McDonald's.

    McDonald's needs kids more than today's kids need McDonald's. Perhaps no one knows that better than CEO Don Thompson, who was grilled by a 9-year-old at the annual meeting.

  • NJ Says Bars Peddled Cheap Booze as Premium Liquor Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    N.J. officials have seized inventory and demanded records from 29 bars and restaurants that allegedly sold cheap liquor to patrons who thought they were buying premium brands.

  • Hungry for a Merger: GrubHub, Seamless to Combine Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Rival online takeout services Seamless North America and GrubHub will combine and create a company covering more than 20,000 restaurants in 500 U.S. cities.

  • Waffle Taco, Bacon Sundae: Restaurants Aim to Wow Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Hoping to increase sales and traffic in their restaurants, fast-food and fast-casual operators are cranking up the menu innovation to produce items that stray from the gastronomic norm.

  • Buzzkill? Restaurants Fear Tough Drunk-Driving Law Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 12:34 AM ET

    Restaurant owners are worried that a tough new drunk driving law, which would make it illegal to drive with at blood-alcohol content level above 0.05, may hurt their business.

  • Hotels Offer Weary Travelers Ways to Unwind     Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 6:19 AM ET

    Some hotels are now catering to tired guests by offering services such as in-room cocktail programs; and sleep concierge programs, in an attempt to meet customers' need to relax, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • The Gulf's clout as an international tourism destination is growing, with 15 million visitors expected in Dubai alone by 2015. Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, tells CNBC how he's looking to capitalize on shifting trends in the region.

  • The UAE and Saudi Arabia big drivers for the InterContinental Hotels Group, the world's largest hotel by number of rooms. Richard Solomons, the firm's CEO, discusses the drivers of regional demand, and why Africa is not on his priority list.

  • Watch Out, McD's! Burger King Plans McRib Rival Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    Burger King's new rib sandwich will compete with McDonald's McRib.

    Burger King will unveil its 2013 summer menu plans, highlighted by a new, limited-time BK Rib Sandwich, which is boneless like McDonald's McRib.