Inside the JW Marriott Essex House hotel in the Manhattan borough of New York, Nov. 20, 2012. After a Chinese-led group raised its bid for Starwood Hotels to $14 billion, the hotel chain’s other suitor must now decide whether it will prolong the bidding war.

China’s Anbang Insurance Group has raised its offer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to almost $14 billion, in the latest challenge to the (...)

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Merger of hotel groups in a spin after Chinese bid The world’s largest hotel deal was nearly derailed over the last week. The offer by Marriott Hotels(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly (left) and chief executive Brendan McDonagh  yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of potential buyers were eyeing Nama’s Northern Irish property loans in mid-2013, but US fund manager Pimco made the strongest play for the a(...)

Hotels for the higher earner Are you a Henry? The latest acronym describes “high-earning-not-rich-yet” millennials, a group targeted by Starwood for t(...)

Feel the fear and do it anyway Flying is such an integral part of most people’s lives that a fear of flying can be very limiting. British Airways will(...)

Belfast developer Paddy McKillen leaves The Rolls Building at The High Court, in central London, for his legal dispute against the Barclay Brothers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 19, 2012. Threed: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Patrick McKillen, who has been locked in a drawn out battle with the UK’s Barclay Brothers for control of three of London’s most exclusive hote(...)

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The new homes market has been dormant for some time, but with property price hikes reflecting pent-up demand in some areas, there are clear signs of a(...)

Market analysts believe the National Treasury Management Agency, of which John Corrigan (above) is chief executive, could borrow the money to be raised by the bond sale at an interest rate of less than 4 per cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland is set to move this week to sell a new 10-year bond with the aim of raising between €4 billion and €5 billion, according to the Sunday Busines(...)

Green REIT, Ireland’s first property investment trust, looks set to spend well over €100 million on a range of commercial properties that should appre(...)

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(...)