The Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum sits 14 miles west of Doha, the capital of Qatar. A desert fortress with stone turrets and arched wooden doors, the museum’s 15 halls hold more than 15,000 artifacts, including ancient Qurans, Yemeni daggers and vintage American cars.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. plans to open more than 60 hotels in Europe by 2020, increasing its locations by almost 40 percent, as the U.S. company taps growth in countries including Turkey and Russia.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., owner of the Sheraton and W brands, said fourth-quarter earnings declined as sales at its St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Florida weren’t repeated and hotel revenue fell.
When Larry Robbins was a boy in the Chicago suburbs, his father, Sheldon, worked two jobs and wasn’t around much. If the young Robbins wanted to see him on weekends, he had to travel to Arlington Park, a nearby horse-racing track that his dad ran. During those Saturday visits, his father taught him how to handicap horses. One lesson: Know the horse and the race. Was the track dry or muddy? Did the horse win because he was fast or because the competition was lousy?
The St. Regis Lhasa Resort, the first international luxury hotel in Tibet, opened yesterday, Xinhua News Agency said, citing Phil McAveety , Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.’s chief brand official.