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  • A Marriott flag hangs at the entrance of the New York Marriott Downtown hotel in Manhattan, New York
    Hotel chain Marriott's quarterly revenue rises 7.4 percent

    (Reuters) - Marriott International Inc's revenue rose 7.4 percent in the first quarter, helped by higher room rates and occupancy at its hotels. The company, which is buying Sheraton hotels owner Starwood …

    A Marriott flag hangs at the entrance of the New York Marriott Downtown hotel in Manhattan, New York

    (Reuters) - Marriott International Inc's revenue rose 7.4 percent in the first quarter, helped by higher room rates and occupancy at its hotels. The company, which is buying Sheraton hotels owner Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, also reaffirmed its forecast of 3-5 percent growth in average revenue per available …

  • Among America’s Hottest Hotels, What’s Old is New Again
    Among America’s Hottest Hotels, What’s Old is New Again

    The latest hotel entrepreneurs are taking over long-standing buildings, giving new openings a sense of history.

    Among America’s Hottest Hotels, What’s Old is New Again

    The latest hotel entrepreneurs are taking over long-standing buildings, giving new openings a sense of history.

  • Police officers block an intersection outside the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto
    Trump's hotel chain faces another credit card system breach: Blog

    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, appears to be dealing with the second breach of its credit card systems in a …

    Police officers block an intersection outside the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto

    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, appears to be dealing with the second breach of its credit card systems in a year, KrebsonSecurity reported on Monday. The luxury hotel fell victim to a credit card breach in July. The hotel industry …

  • China's Anbang abandons $14 billion bid to buy Starwood Hotels

    China's Anbang Insurance Group Co said on Thursday it has abandoned its $14 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc , paving the way for Marriott International Inc to buy the Sheraton …

    A woman walks past the 'W London' hotel in Leicester Square in central London

    China's Anbang Insurance Group Co said on Thursday it has abandoned its $14 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc , paving the way for Marriott International Inc to buy the Sheraton and Westin hotels operator. The surprise withdrawal marks an anticlimactic end to a bidding war that had pitted Marriott's …

  • 6 Common Hotel Booking Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

    With properties offering ever-changing deals and various third-party websites touting low prices, securing a hotel room (and a discounted one, at that) is only one click away. U.S. News spoke with travel …

    Family checking in at hotel concierge desk

    With properties offering ever-changing deals and various third-party websites touting low prices, securing a hotel room (and a discounted one, at that) is only one click away. U.S. News spoke with travel industry experts to find out what some of these common oversights are and how travelers can easily avoid these blunders …

  • Starwood signs first U.S.-Cuba hotel deal since 1959 revolution

    By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide on Saturday became the first U.S. hotel company to sign a deal with Cuba since the 1959 revolution, announcing a multimillion-dollar …

    Tourists take a selfie while sitting in a vintage car outside the Quinta Avenida Habana Hotel in Havana

    By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide on Saturday became the first U.S. hotel company to sign a deal with Cuba since the 1959 revolution, announcing a multimillion-dollar investment a day before U.S. President Barack Obama was due to visit Havana. Such deals would normally be prohibited …

  • New York's Plaza Hotel to go on sale next month: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - New York's Plaza Hotel is set to go on sale in an auction next month, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. David and Simon Reuben hold the mortgage on the five-star hotel and scheduled a foreclosure …

    File photo of the Plaza Hotel in midtown Manhattan in New York

    (Reuters) - New York's Plaza Hotel is set to go on sale in an auction next month, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. David and Simon Reuben hold the mortgage on the five-star hotel and scheduled a foreclosure auction for April 26, Bloomberg said, citing a source. For sale are the Plaza's hotel rooms, its restaurants and …

  • Hilton to spin off hotel properties into REIT: source

    (Reuters) - Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc plans to spin off its hotel properties into a REIT, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The spinoff will be tax free …

    (Reuters) - Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc plans to spin off its hotel properties into a REIT, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The spinoff will be tax free and the company has already sought the blessing of the Internal Revenue Service, the person said. Hilton, which owns the …

  • This Is Why We Prefer Having Sex In Hotel Rooms

    Why ‘dirty weekends’ can do the trick

    Sex

    Why ‘dirty weekends’ can do the trick

  • Marriott to buy Starwood to create world's biggest hotel chain

    The combined company will have over 5,500 hotels with 1.1 million rooms worldwide, giving Marriott a greater presence in markets such as Europe, Latin America and Asia and allowing it to better compete …

    Pedestrians walk past the Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel in Port-au-Prince

    The combined company will have over 5,500 hotels with 1.1 million rooms worldwide, giving Marriott a greater presence in markets such as Europe, Latin America and Asia and allowing it to better compete with apartment-sharing startups such as Airbnb. About three-quarters of Marriott's rooms are in the United States. About …

  • French hotel group Accor in talks to buy Canada's FRHI: WSJ

    (Reuters) - Europe's largest hotel group Accor SA is planning to buy Canada-based FRHI Hotels & Resorts for about $3 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing sources. The deal, which …

    Flags fly over the entrance of the Fairmont hotel, where U.S. President Barack Obama stayed, in San Francisco

    (Reuters) - Europe's largest hotel group Accor SA is planning to buy Canada-based FRHI Hotels & Resorts for about $3 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing sources. The deal, which could be announced as early as next month, could still fall apart as the hotel giants did not reach any agreement yet, …

  • Vancouver's Rosewood Hotel unveils posh $15K per night suite

    A posh Vancouver hotel is offering those who enjoy the finer things in life a $15,000 a night experience in their luxury guest room.

    Vancouver's Rosewood Hotel

    A posh Vancouver hotel is offering those who enjoy the finer things in life a $15,000 a night experience in their luxury guest room.

  • Donald Trump's hotel collection under possible credit card breach: blog

    (Reuters) - Real estate developer Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, could be the latest victim of credit card breach, KrebsonSecurity reported, citing data shared …

    The Trump Soho Hotel is seen in New York

    (Reuters) - Real estate developer Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, could be the latest victim of credit card breach, KrebsonSecurity reported, citing data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Sources at the U.S. banks traced a pattern of fraudulent debit and credit card charges …

  • Get a room: Apps for last minute hotel bookings

    Last-minute hotel patrons willing to take their chances are getting discounted accommodations at luxury hotels thanks to a one company's mobile app.

    Get a room: Apps for last minute hotel bookings

    Last-minute hotel patrons willing to take their chances are getting discounted accommodations at luxury hotels thanks to a one company's mobile app.

  • U.S. hotel business poised for good years, leaders say

    By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Steadily expanding demand, in line with a moderately growing U.S. economy and a still low rate of new room construction, bodes well for the U.S. hotel industry in …

    A worker paints the doorway of a hotel during the World Cup round of 16 match between Germany and Algeria in Sao Paulo

    By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Steadily expanding demand, in line with a moderately growing U.S. economy and a still low rate of new room construction, bodes well for the U.S. hotel industry in the near term, leading executives in the business said on Monday. A surge in deals for U.S. hotels, driven in part by Chinese …

  • A free hotel stay with your long airport layover? Yes please!

    It’s undoubtedly the worst part of international travel: the hours spent waiting in the airport for your next flight.

    A free hotel stay with your long airport layover? Yes please!

    It’s undoubtedly the worst part of international travel: the hours spent waiting in the airport for your next flight.

  • Everything is awesome at this hotel

    What could be better than an entire hotel dedicated to your favourite childhood building blocks?

    Everything is awesome at this hotel

    What could be better than an entire hotel dedicated to your favourite childhood building blocks?

  • Hotel Review: Hotel Casa del Mar, Santa Monica

    Its opulent exterior may seem imposing from the outside, yet step inside and start ascending Hotel Casa del Mar’s grand sweeping staircase and you’re led to feel like you’re arriving at a well-to-do friend’s …

    Hotel review: Hotel Casa del Mar

    Its opulent exterior may seem imposing from the outside, yet step inside and start ascending Hotel Casa del Mar’s grand sweeping staircase and you’re led to feel like you’re arriving at a well-to-do friend’s beachside bungalow. A very grand one at that.

  • Tech executive Goldberg died after hotel gym accident: official

    SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died Friday from a head injury while exercising at a hotel gym in Mexico, the local prosecutor's office said Monday. Goldberg, the husband of Facebook Inc Chief …

    File photo of Sandberg, COO of Facebook, arriving with her husband Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, for the first day of the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley

    SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died Friday from a head injury while exercising at a hotel gym in Mexico, the local prosecutor's office said Monday. Goldberg, the husband of Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, fell off a treadmill at the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita and hit his head, …

  • Islamist fighters kill seven in Somali hotel, troops regaining control

    By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militants blasted their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least seven people and trapping government …

    By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militants blasted their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least seven people and trapping government officials inside, police and witnesses said. Police said forces from the elite U.S.-trained special forces troops …

 
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