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.

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>> The LEED debate continues: Cornell Study Won’t End Debate on LEED Certification for Hotels

>> Booking.com has big plans for hotels: If Expedia Was Too Powerful for Hotels, Consider Booking.com’s Plans

>> Hotels are leaning Republican this year: Top 10 Hotel Industry Donors to This Year’s Midterm Political Campaigns

Photo Credit: The LEED gold-certified Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Oregon. Inhabitat Blog / Flickr