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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

>> At long last: Interview: Behind the Long-Awaited Opening of Virgin’s First Hotel

>> The apparent abundance of free Wi-Fi at U.S. hotels may be enough to overshadow their sluggish Wi-Fi speeds, but not for long: Nearly 80 Percent of Countries Have Better Hotel Wi-Fi Than the U.S.

>> Having a truly global view means traveling by means of meeting someone new, no matter the location: The Foreign Faces Behind Qatar’s Hospitality Workforce

>> This should be standard at this point: Marriott Tests Guest Streaming of Hulu, Netflix and Pandora on Hotel TVs

>> Hospitality schools need to adapt fast to address the industry’s talent gap: Georgetown University Is Rewriting the Manual for Hotel Executive Training

>> One of the trends from Skift’s new trends magazine: Megatrend For 2015: Hospitality Is Now Driving Innovation in Travel

Photo Credit: Gray Shealy was global design director of W Hotels before taking over the reins of Georgetown University's new graduate hospitality program. Gray Shealy