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Paris hoteliers angered by IOC sponsorship deal with Airbnb

Nov. 21, 2019 7:10 AM EST

The newest Olympic sponsor has sparked the ire of French hoteliers, who have suspended their collaboration with 2024 Paris Games organizers over fears the IOC’s agreement with home-sharing company Airbnb will create unfair competition. The nine-year, five-games sponsorship deal announced this week starts...

Hyatt will remove small bottles from hotel bathrooms by 2021

Nov. 13, 2019 4:15 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Hyatt Hotels Corp. is the latest hotel company to say it’s removing small bottles from its bathrooms in an effort to reduce waste. Hyatt says it is shifting to large, multi-use bottles for shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and lotion at its 875 hotels worldwide. The Chicago-based company...

New Orleans: Hotel implosion to occur in about 9 weeks

Nov. 12, 2019 8:28 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Owners of a New Orleans hotel that partly collapsed during construction said Tuesday they are planning to implode the remaining floors. City officials said the implosion will take place in about nine weeks. "We cannot find anyone to say that it's safe to destroy it in any other manner,"...

Despite fires, California wine is doing just fine - for now

Nov. 9, 2019 10:05 AM EST

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — If you're worried that wildfires might have created shortages of Northern California's 2019 cabernet sauvignon, or even just imparted it with an undesirable smoky flavor, you can relax. The wine is just fine. For now. Despite a late October blaze that raged through one of the...

Jersey City voters pass limits on Airbnb, short-term rentals

Nov. 6, 2019 12:03 AM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Airbnb was dealt another setback in one of its most important markets Tuesday as voters in a New Jersey city just a few minutes by train from the tourist sights of Manhattan approved restrictions on short-term rental companies in a hard-fought referendum. The vote in Jersey City...

APNewsBreak: Airbnb agrees to provide host records to Hawaii

Nov. 4, 2019 11:04 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Airbnb Inc. has agreed to provide Hawaii with records of many of its island hosts as the state tries to track down vacation rental operators who haven't been paying their taxes. Airbnb and the state Department of Taxation reached the agreement last week after negotiating the scope of a...

Kelly Clarkson announces Vegas residency starting in April

Nov. 1, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Kelly Clarkson is the latest entertainer to announce a residency in Las Vegas. Clarkson announced Friday that she'll be headlining a show at the Zappos Theater at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort starting in April. Clarkson says in a statement that she's excited and has always...

Hotel del Coronado to lay off workers amid major renovations

Oct. 31, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's historic Hotel del Coronado could temporarily cut up to 160 employees as it prepares to shut down boutiques, a restaurant and its spa amid renovations. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Thursday the beach resort notified the state it may have to lay off 10%...

North Korea rejects meeting with South over resort

Oct. 29, 2019 4:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday rejected South Korea's request for working-level talks to discuss the possible demolition of South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants removed. In letters addressed to...

Tribes start casino gambling negotiations with Oklahoma

Oct. 28, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general began casino gambling negotiations with more than two dozen tribal nations on Monday, but the sides remain locked in a stalemate over whether the existing gaming compacts automatically renew at the end of the year. Attorney General Mike Hunter described the...