*Blackstone not selling shares; to retain 76.2 pct stake. Dec 2- Hilton Worldwide Inc said its initial public offering would raise up to $2.37 billion in the biggest-ever hotel IPO, more than doubling Blackstone Group's investment. Blackstone has invested about $6.8 billion in Hilton and its 76.2 percent stake after the IPO will be worth up to $15.7 billion.» Read More
Sam Shank, CEO of HotelTonight, explains how its new app lets impulsive travelers and procrastinators book same-day hotel reservations from their mobile phones and at a discount.
NEW YORK, June 13- Luxury hotel owner Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc has hired investment bank Eastdil Secured to explore a possible sale of the real estate investment trust, two sources familiar with the matter said this week. Its shares rose 10.6 percent to $8.53 in late trading on the New York Stock Exchange after the news.
David and Jackie Siegel are rebuilding their American dream — 23 bathrooms and 13 bedrooms at a time.
The demise of room service may be exaggerated. Hungry travelers still have plenty of options for in-room eating, including hotel grab-and-go items and free local restaurant delivery.
Ben Mutzabaugh, USA Today travel reporter, discusses how the industry is finding innovative ways to increase its profits.
One big hotel chain is dropping room service, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
Discussing whether Royal Caribbean or Carnival is a better buy, with Steve Cortes, Veracruz TJM, and Carter Worth, Oppenheimer.
NBC's Mark Potter reports on the fire that broke out on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
A Royal Caribbean cruise was cut short after a fire broke out on board, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
New housing data shows prices in 20 cities rose at the fastest rate since 2006. CNBC's Cindy Perman and Robert Frank discuss.
The Royal Caribbean is arranging flights for all 2,224 passengers aboard the "Grandeur of the Seas" after a fire broke out on board, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
After a string of high profile problems, Carnival's issuing its second profit warning in 2 months, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
On the first episode of CNBC.com's "It's a Trip," the Norwegian Cruise Lines CEO talks about the most exclusive areas of their newest ship, the Breakaway.
Paul Kerr, Small Luxury Hotels of the World CEO, explains how his company is profiting by offering guests a unique experience not found at the larger hotels and resorts.
On the first episode of CNBC.com's "It's a Trip," Simon Hobbs speaks with the CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, Kevin Sheehan about the most exclusive areas of the company's newest ship, the Norwegian Breakaway.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs speaks to Norwegian Cruise CEO Kevin Sheehan about better than expected Q1 profit, and how he plans to keep profit moving forward.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs takes you inside Norwegian Cruise Line's new $900 million "Breakaway." (2:06)
Norwegian Cruise Lines is up 70 percent this year, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly, discusses the latest details on FAA furloughs and flight delays. And, Stephen Joyce, Choice Hotels, weighs in on its impact on the hotel industry. Meanwhile, CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the update on which airports are hit the hardest.
The recovery in Las Vegas is on solid footing and is set to outpace the rest of the country, MGM International CEO James Murren said.