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(...)

Pre-tax losses at the company that manages the five-star Renaissance Shelbourne hotel last year almost tripled, to €301,122

Pre-tax losses at the company that manages the five-star Renaissance Shelbourne hotel last year almost tripled, to €301,122.Accounts just filed with t(...)

Accor asset sales: Potential disposals mainly involve hotels

Accor has named private equity specialist Sebastien Bazin as the French hotel group’s new chairman and chief executive in a move expected to speed Acc(...)

Denis Coleman: “Organisations have been cutting costs for years now. There are not much more costs left to cut but they still need to create better value.”

Software company Cognito HRM was born out of Cork entrepreneur Denis Coleman’s frustration with the lack of affordable performance management tools fo(...)

Gerald Lawless, chief executive Jumeirah Group, Dubai

Growing up on a dairy farm in the west of Ireland, destination spas and five star hotels were the last thing on Gerald Lawless’s mind. But that(...)

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