Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts we highlight the stories that tackle these trends. This one looks at top hospitality trends. For all of our trends roundups, go here.

  1. Social media influences hotel design: Spanish Hotel Chain Experiments with a Twitter-Driven Design
  2. Social media helps hotels improve service: Hyatt Turns to Twitter to Hear What Guests Want During Their Stay
  3. Gambling is no longer Las Vegas’ biggest game: Las Vegas Transitions From Gambling To Clubbing As the Major Attraction
  4. Hawaii gets too expensive for tourists: Hawaii Just Broke Its Monthly Record for Hotel Revenue
  5. New York’s coming hotel bloat: New York City’s Hotel Boom Will Likely Lead to Lower Rates in 2014
  6. The defining fight in the sharing economy: Airbnb Vs. New York City: Hosts and Users React
  7. The defining fight in the sharing economy: Airbnb Files Petition to Block NY Subpoena, Cites Burden to Compile Data
  8. Sharing economy struggles for legitimacy: What HomeAway Can Teach Airbnb About Getting Along With Cities
  9. Travelers outsmart hotel rates: Meetings and Conventions Coping With Crashers Getting Blocked Room Rates
  10. Hotels fight for business traveler loyalty: Hotels Compete For Repeat Guests With Perks and Amenities
Photo Credit: Built by Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965, the Mauna Kea Beach Resort on the island of Hawaii was one of the first luxury hotels that lured tourists to the islands. The hotel is shown in a 2009 file photo. Cindy Yamanaka / Orange County Register