Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure


  • Ultraviolet Light Wand

    In a welcome relief to germaphobes everywhere, the Best Western hotel chain housekeepers are using black lights to detect biological matter, and ultraviolet light wands to zap away germs.

  • Will 'Revel Casino' Rescue Atlantic City?     Friday, 25 May 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    A look at the $2.4 billion debut of Revel Casino, with Kevin DeSanctis, Revel Casino CEO, who discusses his company's big bet on Atlantic City. Also, sports betting regulations.

  • The Best Online Travel Stock Trades     Friday, 25 May 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    "It's all about hotel bookings," says Kevin Kopelman, Cowen & Company internet analyst, weighing in on how to play the best online travel stocks and explaining why he has an "outperform" rating on Expedia and Priceline.com.

  • Pack the Frugality Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 10:25 AM ET

    Business travel is rebounding to pre-recession levels. But with rising travel prices, companies still look to control spending and some require the use of mandated travel programs. Others encourage a network of preferred airlines, hotels and rental car companies.

  • Clement Kwok, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, says the company doesn't expect a negative impact from Europe's debt crisis on its new property in Paris.

  • Investing in restaurants has a bad name. But plenty of people find ways to run restaurants profitably and make a good deal of money from the enterprise.

  • Hotels have found a new business opportunity in today's mobile, technology-driven world: selling small, tech-equipped meeting rooms for private business gatherings.

  • Getting Refunds If the Price Drops Friday, 4 May 2012 | 9:53 AM ET
    Handing money over

    More travel sites are tracking hotel and airline prices after your purchase, and offering refunds of the difference if prices drop. Among the sites are Tingo.com, CheapAir.com and Orbitz.com. Here's how to get a refund.

  • Golden Nugget's Grand Opening     Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 6:51 AM ET

    Tilman Fertitta, Landry's Restaurants chairman & CEO, discusses the $150 million dollar renovation of the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, New Jersey and the outlook on the casinos and gaming industry.

  • Wyndham CEO on Earnings Beat     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 6:40 AM ET

    Stephen Holmes, Wyndham Worldwide chairman & CEO, discusses his company's first quarter earnings results, beating the street by $0.05 per share and the outlook on future growth.

  • A Hotel Insider Shares Secrets Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 9:23 AM ET
    Hotel Room

    Anthony Melchiorri hosts "Hotel Impossible," a new show on the Travel Channel, and shares how to find a great hotel and what to expect — and sometimes demand — from it.

  • Fransmart

    For the first time in history, it may be considered frugal to eat out!

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

  • Plenty of Rooms Left for Olympics, for a Price Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 8:51 PM ET

    Most of London's most exclusive hotels have been booked for the Olympics, snapped up by Olympic officials or companies block-booking rooms for favored customers, but there are still amazing places to stay. If you can afford the bill.

  • Travel & Leisure Stocks     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 1:50 PM ET

    Weighing in on how travel and leisure stocks are faring around the world, with Jake Fuller, Lazard Capital Markets analyst. U.S. travel is strong and European travel is weakening, he says.

  • Richard Solomons, CEO, Intercontinental Hotels Group, talks about the company's new Hualuxe brand created specifically for Chinese consumers.

  • Olympics Games, Royal Jubilee Boost London Hotels Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:03 AM ET
    A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    London’s hotel sector will grow by 3.9 percent in 2012, with the London Olympics and the Queen’s diamond jubilee bolstering tourist demand, according to UK estate agency Savills.

  • Restaurants Find Big Profits in Small Plates Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 12:08 PM ET
    McDonald's chicken snack wrap

    Americans are grazing on the go, and that’s been good news for restaurants, according to market researcher Technomic.

  • Demand for Carnival May Be Slow to Recover: Analyst Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
    More than four thousand people were on board when the ship hit rocks last Friday.

    Although Carnival shares rose ahead of its conference call on Friday, they turned lower amid concerns that demand for the Costa brand may be slow to recover, one analyst told CNBC.

  • Does Loews Have Room to Grow?     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Jonathan Tisch, Loews co-chair of the Board, discusses Loews' diversified holdings, from hotels to natural gas and insurance, and the company's plans for growth and expansion.

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