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Undercover Boss: Choice Hotels' CEO Makes the Beds

Undercover Boss starts its second season with a glimpse under the sheets at Choice Hotels, one of the largest hospitality conglomerates in the world. Featuring president and CEO Stephen P. Joyce, the episode will show the tougher side of the hotel business, as top executive scrubs a pool, makes beds, and straightens up a few of the company's estimated 490,000 rooms.

Ritz-Carlton to Offer Reward Program to Attract Travelers

Ritz-Carlton will introduce a loyalty rewards program in response to declining room rates in the luxury hotel industry. The chain long insisted that its customers were not interested in such a scheme. But with the average cost of a Ritz room at $297 at the end of the second quarter, 19% below the 2008 rate, loyalty programs now hold an appeal.

Travel Rebound Drives Marriott's Earnings Up 42%

Hotel chain Marriott beat Wall Street expectations, turning in a 31 cent earnings-per-share increase and a 42% rise in net income for the second quarter. The strong results reflect a travel rebound supporting firmer rates and occupancy.

Tavern on the Green Shutting Down in the Red

After decades as a must-dine spot for tourists and a must-book location for benefits and parties, New York's famous Tavern on the Green will serve its last meal on New Year's Eve.

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