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  • Starwood in transition: CEO     Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Frits Van Paasschen, Starwood Hotels CEO, weighs in on the company's earnings, new CFO and its buyback program.

  • Starwood debuts keyless hotels     Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    Frits Van Paasschen, Starwood Hotels CEO, explains how guest will now be able to use their smartphones as room keys.

  • Hackers want your hotel loyalty points, too Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Travel loyalty programs may look like soft targets to hackers, who can empty out points and convert them to cash or swag.

  • Attention travelers: New tips to save on trips Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    As a new year looms, travel experts are offering some tips that might help road warriors save time and money.

  • Nov 3- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the world's largest hotel operator, said Blackstone Group LP would reduce its stake in the company by 14 percent to about 57 percent. The shares are worth $2.27 billion, based on Hilton's closing price of $25.24 on Friday. Blackstone had a stake of 66 percent, valued at $15.10 billion, in Hilton as of June 30, according to a U.S....

  • Nov 3- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the world's largest hotel operator, said Blackstone Group LP would reduce its stake in the company by 9 percent to 57 percent. The shares are worth $2.27 billion, based on Hilton's closing price of $25.24 on Friday. Blackstone had a stake of 66 percent, valued at $15.10 billion, in Hilton as of June 30, according to a U.S. Securities...

  • Hilton says Blackstone to cut stake in by 9 pct Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    Nov 3- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the world's largest hotel operator, said Blackstone Group LP would reduce its stake in the company by 9 percent to 57 percent. The shares are worth $2.27 billion, based on Hilton's closing price of $25.24 on Friday. Blackstone had a stake of 66 percent, valued at $15.10 billion, in Hilton as of June 30, according to a U.S. Securities...

  • Most expensive hotel room (we could get into): NYC Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 9:30 AM ET
    At $45,000 per night, the Four Seasons Ty Warner Penthouse suite is the king of all hotel rooms in New York City.

    At $45,000 per night, the Four Seasons Ty Warner Penthouse suite is the king of all hotel rooms in New York City.

  • Blackstone-led group unloads $2.27B in Hilton stock Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 8:19 AM ET
    Tyler Henritze, senior managing director of real estate for Blackstone, attends the initial price offering (IPO) of Hilton Worldwide (HLT) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell on December 12, 2013 in New York City.

    Shareholders associated with the Blackstone Group are set to launch a massive secondary offering of Hilton Worldwide stock, the company said.

  • What happens in MA stays in MA? Voters to decide Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    Massachusetts approved legalized gambling three years ago. But come Tuesday, however, Bay State voters may decide they don't want it after all.

  • NYC marathon sponsor wants to put you up in a bed Saturday, 1 Nov 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Runners participating in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on November 3, 2013.

    The hotel industry expects to haul in $65 million from the New York marathon, but it has competition in the form of Airbnb, the home-sharing site.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- Starbucks Corp, the world's biggest coffee chain, sees no supply shortages in beans, even as drought and disease hinder crops in Latin America and prices remain near 2012 highs. Starbucks still needs to buy one-third of its coffee needs for 2015, Chief Financial Officer Scott Maw told analysts on a conference call about fourth-quarter and...

  • Oct 30- Starbucks Corp on Thursday reported sales at established cafes in its U.S.-dominated Americas region that missed Wall Street expectations in the latest quarter, despite the early return of the popular Pumpkin Spice latte. The Americas region contributes the majority of Starbucks revenue. "We grew traffic, but it was at a bit of slower clip," said Troy...

  • UPDATE 2-Hotel group Accor takes battle to online rivals Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 30- Accor will spend 225 million euros over five years to beef up its digital business, the hotel company said on Thursday, responding to competition from online booking rivals such as Expedia and Booking.com. Europe's largest hotel group's traditional competitors are the likes of InterContinental, Marriott and Starwood, but it faces multiple...

  • Guess what it may cost to see LeBron in Cleveland Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:53 PM ET
    Fans wearing LeBron James shirts gather at a bar in downtown Cleveland on July 11, 2014.

    Now that LeBron James is back home in Cleveland, ticket prices for the Cavaliers' home opener are going through the roof of the Quicken Loans Arena.

  • Oct 28- J. Alexander's Holdings Inc, a casual-dining chain operator backed by Fidelity National Financial Inc, filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering of its common shares. J. Alexander's will join the list of casual dining chains, including El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc and Zoe's Kitchen Inc, that have listed this year.

  • Oct 28- Marriott International Inc raised its profit forecast for the year as more business travelers and tourists pay higher rates to stay at its hotels in North America. With a greater percentage of its hotels in North America than Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc, Marriott was less affected by the strong dollar and Ebola concerns that dragged on its...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 28- Taco Bell on Tuesday debuted its mobile app that allows customers to place an order, customize their food, access special offers and pay from their phones. "We believe mobile ordering and payment is the biggest innovation since the drive-thru," Taco Bell President Brian Niccol said in a statement. Taco Bell's website as well as its Twitter, Tumblr...

  • Taco Bell, fast-food rivals push toward mobile ordering Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 28- Taco Bell on Tuesday debuted its mobile app that allows customers to place an order, customize their food, access special offers and pay from their phones. The move from the chain owned by Yum Brands Inc comes as restaurant chains, including McDonald's Corp and, seek ways to use mobile technology to drum up more business and speed up service times.

  • *Sees FY 2014 profit $2.79- $2.80/ shr vs est $2.84. Oct 28- U.S. hotel operator Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc forecast a full-year profit below Wall Street estimates, citing volatility in international markets and the strengthening U.S. dollar. Starwood, which operates the Sheraton and Westin chain of hotels, said it expected a full-year 2014 profit of...