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April 29- Marriott International Inc, the operator of the Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotel chains, reported a 26 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher room rates and occupancy in North America. The company's net income rose to $172 million, or 57 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $136 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier.
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April 24- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc, owner of the Sheraton and Westin brands, reported a quarterly profit that beat analysts' estimates, helped by growth in business travel in North America.
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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.
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