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Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure


  • Travel outlook bright despite euro concerns: Exec Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Virgin America

    The euro "has been a concern," but the year is shaping up to be strong for travel, a vacation rental company executive tells CNBC.

  • Super Bowl: How to get there, and how to get in Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET
    Zach Miller #86 of the Seattle Seahawks pulls down a catch in front of Brandon Spikes #55 of the New England Patriots during a game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.

    Fans still thinking about going to Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX will need to factor in game tickets, airfare and lodging logistics.

  • Nibble on these top restaurant stocks: Analyst Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:35 PM ET
    A KFC restaurant is shown in a shopping mall in Beijing.

    Mild weather this winter may be just what restaurants ordered, one analyst told CNBC on Friday. Here are his top picks.

  • Jan 23- McDonald's Corp warned on Friday that business will be weak in the first half of 2015 and it is cutting its annual construction budget to the lowest in more than five years as it opens fewer restaurants in struggling markets. It struggled to recover from a food scare in China that battered Asian sales and wrestled with economic weakness and political...

  • The world's biggest restaurant chain set a capital spending target of about $2 billion for this year as it looks to recover from a food scandal in China and fend off intense competition in the United States. In the United States, the company has been losing customers to fast-casual chains such as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Shake Shack Inc..

  • McDonald's quarterly sales fall 7 pct Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    Jan 23- McDonald's Corp, the world's biggest restaurant chain, reported a 7.3 percent fall in quarterly sales as it struggled to recover from a food scandal in China and battled tough competition in the United States. The company's net income fell to $1.1 billion, or $1.13 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $1.40 billion, or $1.40 per share, a year...

  • Jan 22- Starbucks Corp on Thursday said traffic to its Americas- region stores perked up during the holiday quarter, easing investor jitters about slower growth and boosting shares over 4 percent in after-hours trading. The world's biggest coffee chain also announced that director Kevin Johnson would become Starbucks president and chief operating officer,...

  • Deadly attacks could have lasting impact on Paris tourism Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:50 AM ET

    *Paris hotel occupancy rates down and still falling- MKG. PARIS, Jan 21- The deadly attacks in Paris earlier this month could have a lasting impact on tourism if anti- France protests that have swept the Muslim world lead wealthy Arabs to shun the city. But hospitality research firm MKG Group fears a longer-term impact in Paris after satirical magazine Charlie...

  • Davos 2015: The future of IHG   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Davos 2015: The future of IHG

    At the World Economic Forum, Richard Solomons, CEO of IHG, says trusting a brand is really important within organisations and talks about his company's plans.

  • Marriott targets 1 millionth mark: CEO   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    Marriott targets 1 millionth mark: CEO

    "Squawk Box's" Beck Quick, and Arne Sorenson, Marriott chairman & CEO, discuss the hotel's rapid growth strategy and goal of reaching one million rooms by the middle of 2015.

  • Jan 20- Shake Shack Inc, a burger chain that grew out of a hot dog stand in New York's Madison Square Park, said it expected its initial public offering to be priced at $14- $16 per share, valuing the company at up to $568 million. The offering follows a string of successful IPOs by casual dining chains last year, including Habit Restaurants Inc, El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc...

  • Jan 20- Shake Shack Inc, a burger chain that grew out of a hot dog stand in New York's Madison Square Park, said it expected its initial public offering to be priced at $14- $16 per share, valuing the company at up to $568 million.

  • Spend $10,000 a night to stay on this new ship Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Seven Seas Explorer

    Regent Seven Seas cruise line unveiled what it boasts will be "the most luxurious ship" ever, and the price of a stay won't be cheap.

  • ACCRA, Jan 16- As the boss of one of Ghana's busiest restaurants, Afua Asante has a lot on her plate, from managing a team of 40 to ensuring each dish is cooked just so. Asante sources the wine from the town of Adawso in eastern Ghana, several hours drive from Accra, but it ferments quickly and the customers who order it by the calabash will not take kindly to wine that's not...

  • TOKYO, Jan 14- The operator of McDonald's in Japan and Cargill Inc have not discovered any link between a Cargill-owned plant in Thailand and a strip of plastic found in a chicken nugget this month that sparked uproar over product safety at the fast-food chain. McDonald's Holdings Co Ltd and Cargill said in separate statements on Wednesday that an...

  • Why New York City hotels are now cheaper Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    An employee helps a guest with his luggage at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.

    The strengthening dollar is pinching the country's largest international tourist market, SunTrust analyst Patrick Scholes said.

  • NYC hotel rooms on sale!   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    NYC hotel rooms on sale!

    Discussing how the unfavorable foreign exchange market is hampering the hotel industry, with Patrick Scholes, SunTrust Equity Research.

  • How to drink bourbon all day and get paid for it Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Marianne Barnes tasting wine

    How a 28-year-old became Brown-Forman's master taster of whiskey and bourbon.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 7- U.S. food supplier OSI Group LLC, which came under fire in China last year over allegations it used out-of-date meat, has criticized the handling of the case by the local food regulator, a rare act in China where firms are usually careful not to openly challenge the authorities. The firm, which supplied international fast food chains including...

  • *McDonald's Japan expecting first annual loss in 11 years. TOKYO, Jan 7- McDonald's Japan has apologized to customers and vowed to ensure product safety after objects including a tooth and plastic were found in its food, the latest trouble for a fast-food chain hit by sliding sales and a shortage of french fries. McDonald's Japan brought in Chief Executive Sarah...