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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>> Having an independent mindset: 9 Top Quotes About the Future of Boutique Hospitality by the Founder of Paligroup

>> From being a technology company to becoming a hospitality company: 8 Top Quotes About the Future of the Guest Experience From Airbnb’s Head of Hospitality

>> Expect growth in cities for HomeAway: 4 Top Quotes About the Rise of Alternative Accommodation From the Co-Founder of HomeAway

>> Curation for mobile is critical: 4 Top Quotes About Curating Travel From the Founder of HotelTonight

>> Technology at hotels is expected, not something to be thankful for: 3 Top Quotes About Travel Marketing From Starwood’s Chief Brand Officer

>> New England states have some of the hightest lodging taxes: Hotel Guests in Connecticut Pay the Highest State Lodging Tax

>> Barcelo is the latest hotel to focus on management: Barcelo Hotels Working to Balance Owned and Managed Properties

>> See what brands won on social media last month: Top 10 Hotel Brands on Social Media for September 2014

>> Hotels sound off on Marriott’s blocking practices: Rival Hotel Chains Respond to Marriott’s Wi-Fi Blocking Practices

>> You can’t miss Skift’s new FREE report “The Changing Business of Extended-Stay Hotels:” The New Generation of Extended-Stay Hotel Guests Is Getting Younger

>> Hotel brands expand to include more luxury options: Small Luxury Hotels Is Getting Into the Private Villas Business

Photo Credit: Chip Conley (right), Airbnb's head of global hospitality, in conversation with Skift co-founder Jason Clampet at the Skift Global Forum in New York City on Oct. 9, 2014. Skift