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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

>> It’s less about the actual hardware that hotels provide guests and more providing connectivity: 9 Top Hotel CEOs Talk About Guests’ Insatiable Demands for Wi-Fi

>> The shift toward lifestyle hotels is opening up opportunities for hospitality management companies: Destination Hotels Attempts to Be a Consumer-Facing Brand

>> Dubai will soon become a bigger meetings and conventions hub: Dubai Constructs a Conference and Events Hub for the Future

>> It’s sites like Airbnb that stand to lose the most, at least for now: Airbnb Faces Big Fines in Portland if Hosts Don’t Get City Permits

Photo Credit: The Jumeirah Beach Hotel as seen from the iconic Burj Al Arab. Samantha Shankman / Skift