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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.

>> Hotels project a lifestyle brand to broaden appeal on social media: Four Seasons’ Pinterest Strategy Is Focused on Inspiration, Not Bookings
>> Wearables are the next frontier in hotel technology: Wearables Replace Room Keys and Credit Cards at Two Ibiza Hotels
>> Wi-Fi becomes major factor in hotel rankings: The Best and Worst European Cities for Hotel Wi-Fi
>> Boutique lifestyle hotels make their debut on the Vegas Strip: Will Sam Nazarian’s Risky Attempt to Rethink Las Vegas Hotels Work?
>> The hotel check-in desk is slowly dying around the world:  Accor Drops the Hotel Check-in Desk for a Mobile App

Photo Credit: A pool at the Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel. Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel / Flickr