Adrian Peterson is accused of using a branch to slap his son in an incident last May. Photograph: Jeff Curry/USA Today

The crisis over the National Football League’s handling of allegations of domestic and child abuse by professional American footballers has deepened w(...)

Competition in Paris’ 5-star hotel markets is gearing up. Following the opening of the Peninsula (pictured), LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury-goods company, is set to open its own ‘palace’ by converting La Samaritaine department store.

A stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe, in a building where George Gershwin composed “An American in Paris” in 1928, the Peninsula opened its doors (...)

Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt

The five-star Powerscourt Hotel in Enniskerry will make a “healthy profit” this year, its first full year of trading since its change of ownership and(...)

Staff marking the 190th anniversary of the Shelbourne Hotel in April of this year.

The Shelbourne Hotel has been acquired by US property investment group Kennedy Wilson, which is planning to invest millions of euro into the business (...)

American artist Harry Smith in a room at the hotel in 1969. Photograph: Getty Images

‘I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel” goes Leonard Cohen’s song, marking his fondness for the hotel that served as a byword for the altern(...)

The Dr. August Oetker group’s interests include a food and beverage business, hotels and shipping. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Rudolf-August Oetker was weeks away from becoming an officer in Nazi Germany’s Waffen-SS when he received word that his mother, two stepsisters and st(...)

Cairo University students supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed president Mohamed Mursi shout slogans at the university’s campus. Photograph: Reuters

Egypt’s security forces have detained a team of journalists working for al-Jazeera English, arresting three men in a dusk raid on an office and appreh(...)

There are more Chinese tourists than ever, including those seen at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Do you know your dim sum from your congee? If you are in the hotel or tourism business, perhaps you should consider adding these Chinese dishes to you(...)

The Doyle Group operates the Westbury and Croke Park hotels in Dublin; the River Lee Hotel in Cork along with four hotels in the UK and the Dupont Circle hotel in Washington DC.

Earnings at the Doyle Collection hotel group last year climbed by 66 per cent to €35.2 million as revenues jumped by 13.5 per cent to €126.5 million.O(...)

Accor, which competes with InterContinental, Marriott (above) and Starwood, is in the first year of a three-year plan to lift its operating margin to more than 15 per cent of sales in 2016 from 9.3 per cent in 2012.

Accor, Europe’s largest hotel group by sales, warned operating profit could fall this year due to the weak economy in its main market and investment i(...)