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2 Black Kids Played in a Hotel Pool. The Cops Were Called

Employee at NC Hampton Inn fired after summoning police regarding 'trespassing' guests

(Newser) - An employee at a Hampton Inn in North Carolina has been fired after calling the cops on Black guests who were using the pool. Two police officers responded to a trespassing complaint at the Williamston location on Friday after the employee, an unidentified white woman, reported finding two children unattended... More »

Major Hotel Chains Giving Rooms to Medical Workers

Hilton, Marriott among them

(Newser) - It's a little easier now for overworked health care workers to find a place to rest without endangering their own families. The Hilton and Marriott hotel chains are both donating rooms for doctors, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, and the like, reports USA Today . The chains are working with groups that... More »

Model 'Massacred' by Bedbugs Sues Hilton

Sabrina Jales St. Pierre claims 'psychological trauma' from infestation

(Newser) - A woman who's modeled for Valentino, Versace, and Victoria's Secret is suing a Hilton hotel in California, claiming she was "massacred" by bedbugs. Brazilian model Sabrina Jales St. Pierre says she had a severe reaction to bedbug bites that required medical attention and affected her ability to... More »

Hotel Guest Sues Over 75-Cent USA Today

Hotels shouldn't provide newspapers unless requested: federal lawsuit

(Newser) - You know those copies of USA Today that sometimes get left outside your hotel room door? Apparently they're not free, at least not at the Hilton Garden Inn Sonoma County Airport, which one guest learned to his dismay. Now Rodney Harmon has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the... More »

Paris Slays 'Misconceptions'

Indeed, having a nightclub at home makes life soooo much simpler

(Newser) - Paris Hilton dishes to Esquire about what she’s learned from being, well, Paris Hilton. For starters, she wants everyone to know she’s not a brainless celebutard—“I was up making phone calls at seven in the morning, and I’ll be working until 1 a.m.”... More »

Euro Hotels Hot After Blackstone Deal

Stocks soar on speculation of more private equity buyouts

(Newser) - Investors are snapping up shares of some Europe's biggest hotel chains, the Financial Times reports, as the market bets that more private equity firms will tuck into new cross-Atlantic deals. They're inspired by Blackstone's $26 billion Hilton offer, and a banner year for hotel buyouts more generally. More »

Blackstone Books Hilton For $26B

Offer represents 40% premium; chain to stick to hotel management

(Newser) - Blackstone moved to expand its hotel portfolio in a big way late today, making a deal to take Hilton private for $26 billion, including $7.5 billion in debt. The $47.50 per share offer, 40% more than yesterday's close, turned the head of the chain's CEO, who called it... More »

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