Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure


  • Airport dining upgraded with high-profile names Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    P.F. Chang's opening at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

    Airports have been upgrading their restaurant offerings to meet travelers' changing tastes. Food revenue at airports now ranks third in non-aeronautical revenue.

  • Cupcake craving at 3am? Hit the cupcake ATM! Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:39 PM ET
    Sprinkles Cupcakes ATM

    Middle-of-the-night cupcake cravings used to go unnoticed but now, no more! New York is getting a 24-7 cupcake ATM.

  • Snack-king: Starbucks rolls out new products Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    Starbucks says it will start rolling out its own brand of snack bars and fruit pouches, marking yet another push into the packaged food category.

  • Hotel chain with tiny rooms plans big expansion Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Yotel airport standard cabin

    The low-budget, amenity-rich Yotel hotel chain has announced plans for a 600-room property in Singapore and plans more locations in the United States and Europe.

  • Taco Bell's Doritos shells set to get 'Fiery' Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 5:20 PM ET

    Taco Bell has already sold 600 million of its Doritos-flavored shells in 18 months and will add a new flavor Aug. 22: "Fiery."

  • Look what's cooking: Fast food moving upscale Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Blaze Pizza

    With fast-casual restaurants growing at a sprint while fast-food counterparts moving at a slow jog, the latter group is entering the race to open more premium concepts.

  • Orbitz stock flies high after earnings     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Orbitz reported better-than-expected earnings today, citing an increase in hotel and vacation bookings. CNBC's Simon Hobbs, and Barney Harford, Orbitz Worldwide president & CEO, discuss.

  • McDonald's July sales surprise on strong US sales Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 9:32 AM ET

    McDonald's on Thursday reported July sales at its established restaurants around the world that were slightly higher than analysts had projected.

  • Marriott higher after revenue beats     Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, discusses what's pushing shares higher despite a cut in full-year profit forecast. "What we see is the individual business traveler is back on the road" and "families are back taking vacations together," Sorenson added, but near-term he sees some "softness."

  • Scales of justice weigh against 'Borgata Babes' Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 1:20 PM ET
    File photo of Borgata Babes in 2005, when the weight policy was instituted.

    After a court decision on rules governing the bodies of an Atlantic City Casino's "Borgata Babes," the female servers are now stepping on the scales to keep their jobs.

  • Subway fires worker for X-rated Footlong photo Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Two Subway employees were fired after gross pictures went viral. "Kids get away with so much on the Internet, when they finally get caught it's a surprise," said one psychologist.

  • Adult surprise in Burger King kid's meal Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    A Michigan family was surprised to find a marijuana pipe, rather than the traditional toy, inside their 4-year-old's Burger King Kid's Meal.

  • Golden Corral hit by gross-out viral video Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 4:58 PM ET
    A YouTube video exposes baby back ribs stored in the garbage disposal area at a Golden Corral restaurant.

    The latest gross-out viral video on YouTube comes from a Golden Corral restaurant in Port Orange, Fla. The manager involved was terminated, a company official said.

  • Macau Legend's Expansion Plans     Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 9:42 PM ET

    Sheldon Trainor, Executive Director at Macau Legend Development, and Carl Tong, Co-Chairman and Non-Executive Director at Macau Legend Development, discuss the casino operator's expansion plans following its Hong Kong IPO.

  • Macau Legend's Hong Kong IPO Float     Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Emily Chan reports from Hong Kong on Macau Legend's IPO float, who the main shareholders are, and how the money will be used to redevelop a wharf.

  • Betting on Macau Legend's Resorts, Not Casinos     Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 9:35 PM ET

    As Macau Legend lists on the Hong Kong stock exchange, Jackson Wong, VP of Tanrich Securities, says the casino operator's future will be bright if Macau follows Las Vegas' model of focusing on non-gaming revenue.

  • The Secret New Drink Starbucks Is Testing Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    Never one to rest on its caffeinated laurels, Starbucks is testing out some new drinks. Here's where you can get them.

  • Hard Rock Music Festival at Olympic Park     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    Jim Allen, chairman at Hard Rock International, discusses the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London, which was moved to the Olympic Park and how it will allow them to expand the brand in other parts of the world.

  • McDonald's Stops Offering Halal Food After Lawsuit Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 4:32 PM ET

    The search for food prepared according to Islamic law at fast-food restaurant chains just got a little trickier this week.

  • Figure It Out When You Get There, Hotel App Says Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 10:41 AM ET
    Sam Shank, CEO and co-founder of HotelTonight

    Too much hassle to plan a trip? One online travel booker says to just go—you'll find accommodation through its mobile app when you arrive at your destination.