BERLIN, March 6- Europe's hotel sector is finding its financing options are the best in years as investors seek better returns in a low interest rate environment and economies emerge from bruising recessions, fanning optimism for the rest of the year.» Read More
*Telecom Italia up as Telefonica agrees to raise stake. LONDON, Sept 24- European shares crept up on Tuesday as merger and acquisition activity in the telecoms sector outweighed downbeat U.S. and German data and weakness from cruise operator Carnival which posted a drop in profits.
*Third-quarter adj. earnings/share $1.38 vs est $1.30. *Third-quarter sales $4.73 bln vs est $4.65 bln. Sept 24- Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, warned it could report an adjusted loss for the current quarter after posting a 30 percent fall in its third-quarter profit, hurt by a series of mishaps on its cruise liners.
Sept 24- Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, reported a 30 percent fall in third-quarter profit, hurt by a series of mishaps on its cruise liners this spring.
New York- based Univision was taken private by a group of buyout firms including Madison Dearborn Partners, Providence Equity Partners, TPG Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners for $12.3 billion in March 2007.
GIGLIO, Italy, Sept 17- Salvage crews completed raising the wreck of the Costa Concordia in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a 19- hour-long operation on the Italian island of Giglio where the huge cruise liner capsized in January last year.
*Deutsche Bank, Goldman, BofA, Morgan Stanley lead underwriters. Sept 12- Blackstone Group LP is hoping the stock market will value Hilton Worldwide Inc at around $30 billion, including debt, a source familiar with the situation said, as the private equity firm filed papers on Thursday to take the U.S. hotel operator public.
Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings plans to raise $1.25 billion from an initial public offering of its common stock.
*Deutsche Bank, Goldman, BofA, Morgan Stanley lead underwriters. Sept 12- Hilton Worldwide Inc filed for an initial public offering of up to $1.25 billion as owner Blackstone Group LP seeks to take advantage of a reviving hotel industry.
Sept 12- Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Inc, backed by Blackstone Group LP, filed for an initial public offering of up to $1.25 billion. Founded in 1919 by Conrad Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's brands include Conrad, Waldorf Astoria, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, Home2Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Hilton Grand Vacations.
Sept 12- Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Inc, backed by Blackstone Group LP, filed for an initial public offering of up to $1.25 billion. Reuters reported in August that the private equity group was preparing to bring one of the largest leveraged buyouts back to the stock market.
A 100-foot sinkhole opened under the Summer Bay Resorts outside Disney World, forcing guests to flee their rooms. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.
Vacationers evacuated a central Florida resort building before a sinkhole caused a section of the villa to partially collapse early Monday.
Hilton has seen 30 percent growth since being acquired by Blackstone in 2007. CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Blackstone will restructure Hilton's debut for a third time.
Participants in a guests survey say that a rise of 20 cents to 30 cents in gas prices won't deter them from taking a trip, the chief of Choice Hotels told CNBC.
Those staying in hotels this year are happier with their visit than they have been in the past 7 years. Here are tips to make you even more satisfied.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs shares a preview of earnings out of the hotel sector; and Patrick Scholes, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, discusses the impact of government sequestration on the industry, and why he likes Wynn Resorts and Felcor Lodging.
Too much hassle to plan a trip? One online travel booker says to just go—you'll find accommodation through its mobile app when you arrive at your destination.
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.
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.