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Reinventing the Hilton Hotel

Lounging atop the new Hilton, in Gdańsk, Poland, I could easily forget that the rebuilt city was where World War II’s opening salvos were fired. I’m seated next to a fair-skinned Norwegian girl in a coral-colored bikini, and below, tables from the hotel’s restaurant, Mercato, spill out over the MotłFull story

How Lego and others hijack news events

From space probes to royal weddings, Lego is inserting itself into all sorts of newsy events — and getting that instant exposure which few others have replicated. Full story

What makes Hampton Hotels a hot franchise?

The past year was full of shakeups and surprises in business, and the same held true for franchising and the results of Entrepreneur magazine's 2011 Franchise 500. Topping the list is Hampton Hotels, whose story starts with a clock and keeps ticking from there. Full story

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