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  • BERLIN/ LONDON, March 22- Driven by the demands of a new plugged-in generation seeking "authentic" travel experiences with a local feel, the world's biggest hoteliers are moving into a new sector in Europe- the "lifestyle" boutique hotel. After many years focused on baby boomers and business travellers, brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and InterContinental...

  • MGM also said it would consider the investment manager's plan to nominate four candidates to its board, including founder Jonathan Litt. MGM operates destination resorts such as the Bellagio, MGM Grand and the Mirage. Land and Buildings', which owns a 0.8 percent stake in MGM, said it expected MGM's net asset value to rise to $55 per share from $33 after the...

  • Full steam ahead for Asia’s cruise industry Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:08 AM ET
    The international luxury liner Costa Romantica arrives at the Tianjin International Cruise Homeport in China.

    Following years of double-digit growth, Asia's cruise industry is set for a "record-breaking year" in 2015, thanks to booming demand from Chinese holidaymakers, a new report shows.

  • Guess who's leading growth in Asia's cruise market?

    Adam Goldstein, chairman of the Cruise Lines International Association, says Chinese travelers are spearheading the double-digit growth in Asia's cruise industry.

  • Why Vail beat Street despite FX headwinds: CEO Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    Rob Katz, Vail Resorts CEO

    Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz explains why the company beat analysts earnings expectations despite recent currency headwinds.

  • MIAMI, March 11- The former chief executive of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd sued Richard Branson's Virgin Group in federal court in Miami for $300 million on Wednesday over plans by the British billionaire to launch his own luxury cruise line. Virgin Group announced the Bain Capital- backed cruise line project last December. As CEO of the new Virgin...

  • Hotel investors battle for yield as sector heats up Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    *Report predicts $68 bln in hotel real estate deals in 2015. BERLIN, March 8- Investors are expected to pump more money into buying, converting or building hotels in 2015 than in any year since the start of the global financial crisis, with a focus on budget and' buzz'. "It's not about people loving hotels, it's about investors searching for a return on their money which...

  • BOSTON, March 5- Hotel operator Mandarin Oriental International Ltd said on Thursday that it was the victim of a cyberattack and that it found malicious software on credit card systems at "an isolated number" of hotels in the United States and Europe. The company said in a statement on its website that it was working with credit card companies, law enforcement and...

  • What Marriott hopes to achieve with new brands   Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 6:42 PM ET
    What Marriott hopes to achieve with new brands

    Simon Cooper, president & managing director for Asia Pacific at Marriott International, discusses how its new hotel brands like Edition and Autograph Collection fit into its growth strategy.

  • Marriott: 'Asia-Pacific is a good growth story'   Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    Marriott: 'Asia-Pacific is a good growth story'

    With robust demand mainly coming from Chinese travelers, the firm is focused on growing its pipeline in Asia, says Simon Cooper, president & managing director for Asia Pacific at Marriott International.

  • Will the Waldorf become NYC's hot new address? Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 11:52 PM ET

    All those pining after childhood stories of "the tippy-top floor" of New York's Plaza Hotel might soon get to recreate it a few blocks away at the Waldorf.

  • Starwood founder: CEO switch addressed THIS concern Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:48 AM ET
    Barry Sternlicht

    Starwood Hotels founder Barry Sternlicht says the CEO change at the international hotel chain reflected a concern about lagging innovation.

  • *Marriott International beats estimate on higher RevPAR. Feb 18- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, owner of the Waldorf Astoria hotel brand, forecast lower-than-expected earnings for the first quarter as a strong dollar makes it more expensive for foreigners to travel to the United States. Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc, owner of the Sheraton and Westin...

  • Feb 18- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, owner of the Waldorf Astoria hotel brand, forecast lower-than-expected earnings for the first quarter and full year as a strong dollar makes it more expensive for foreigners to travel to the United States. The company, which also owns the Conrad brand, gets about three-quarters of its revenue from the United States.

  • Feb 18- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, owner of the Conrad and Waldorf Astoria hotel brands, forecast profit below market estimates for the first quarter as well as for the full year. Hilton, which recently sold its Waldorf Astoria New York hotel to China- based Anbang Insurance Group Co for $1.95 billion, gets about three-fourth of its revenue from the United...

  • Feb 18- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, owner of the Conrad and Waldorf Astoria hotel brands, reported a better-than-expected 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as increased business travel in United States drove up occupancy rates. Revenue rose to $2.83 billion from $2.64 billion a year earlier. Net income attributable to shareholders rose to $158 million,...

  • Hilton revenue rises 7 pct on higher occupancy Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:14 AM ET

    Feb 18- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the owner of Conrad and Waldorf Astoria hotel brands, reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as increased business travel drove up occupancy at most of its properties. Net income attributable to shareholders rose to $158 million, or 16 cents per share, from $26 million, or 3 cents per share. Hilton's fourth-quarter...

  • Accor CEO: Expect ups and downs   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Accor CEO: Expect ups and downs

    Accor posted record net profit for 2014, thanks to cost-cutting and restructuring. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi talks to CEO Sébastien Bazin.

  • Feb 17- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc said Chief Executive Frits van Paasschen had resigned by mutual agreement, a week after the hotel operator announced the spinoff of its timeshare business. Regis and Sheraton hotel brands, named Director Adam Aron as interim CEO and said it had started looking internally and externally for a permanent CEO.

  • Starwood Hotels CEO Frits van Paasschen resigns Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    Feb 17- Hotel operator Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc said Chief Executive Frits van Paasschen has resigned by mutual agreement. Paasschen, who took over as CEO in September 2007, will continue with as a consultant to assist in the transition, the company said. The owner of the St.