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  • Robots invade Starwood hotels  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton introduces the very first "Botlr," a robot butler designed to assist the front desk staff with jobs like sending items to guest rooms.

  • Trivago ads cashing in with 'creepy' TV pitchman Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Tim Williams

    A metasearch travel website is expanding its audience with an offbeat ad campaign, Skift reports.

  • No qualified bids for Atlantic City Revel: Report Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    Revel's auction had already been postponed one week to allow for more time to review bids, court filings indicated.

  • Hotel apologizes after 3,000 bad reviews Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    A New York hotel was suffering a severe backlash to its posted policy of charging $500 extra if guests posted bad reviews online.

  • Ebola has no impact yet on Marriott -CEO Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 5- Hotel group Marriott is watching the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa but so far it has not hit countries where the group operates, CEO Arne Sorenson said on Tuesday. "The Ebola issue is not a positive one in terms of travel to Africa," Sorenson said in response to a question on the sidelines of the U.S.-Africa Business Forum.

  • BOSTON, Aug 4- Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management said on Monday that it has hired Houlihan Lokey as a financial advisor as it seeks to persuade InterContinental Hotels Group to consider selling itself.

  • Hotel says $500 bad-review fee was a joke Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    A hotel in New York says it doesn't really charge $500 to guests who post negative online reviews.

  • Shamu gets the hook in Southwest/SeaWorld split Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    About 180 gallons of paint will mark the end of a decades-long partnership between Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld.

  • On the road again: RV sales picking up speed Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Recreational vehicles are "the most discretionary purchase you can think of," so as the economy emerges from the recession, sales are starting to follow.

  • Aug 1- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, which owns the Conrad and Waldorf Astoria brands, raised its full-year earnings forecast and reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, driven by an increase in business and leisure travel.

  • New Paris hotel joins race to pamper the super rich Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    *Hotel helps Paris compete against others luxury capitals. It is part of a battle to attract Asia's new class of super-rich that not only pits the world's top hotel groups against each other but also cities such as Paris, New York and London.

  • Royal Caribbean Chairman and CEO Richard Fain, says the Caribbean is still the company's most successful market, despite a tough year.

  • Wyndham CEO: Airbnb can mimic us  Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs speaks to Stephen Holmes, Wyndham Worldwide chairman & CEO, about the company's new marketing campaign and the disruption Airbnb is causing.

  • World's first crowdfunded hotel  Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    Jilliene Helman, Realty Mogul CEO, explains their crowdfunding platform that allows accredited investors to back real estate projects.

  • You kill it, hotels cook it: Farm-to-table perks Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Marlin Watkins with wild turkeys bagged at Turkey Trot Acres.

    Farm-to-table meals have become so popular that hotels are now getting in the game by offering prepared meals using food hooked or shot by guests.

  • All aboard! Craft brewer sails with cruise line Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Cigar City Brewing will have two brews on Carnival ships in what's being billed as a unique deal between a craft brewer and cruise line.

  • Secret Service warns on hotel biz center computers Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Malware on computers in hotel business centers can record every keystroke a guest makes.

  • Nude tourism: Go upscale or risk closing Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Mom-and-pop nudist resorts are folding while larger more luxurious options are thriving, The Economist reports.

  • Business travel forecast slightly less upbeat Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Business travelers spent less money per trip in the second quarter, but it wasn't because prices went down, according to a new report.

  • Atlantis resort joins Marriott portfolio  Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, discusses Marriott's deal to add Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas to its portfolio.