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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.

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>> Is Starwood too big to merge with another global chain?: Starwood Hotels Hires a Banker to Mull Strategic Alternatives

>> It was all merger and acquisition talk this week with hotels: Marriott CEO Wants More Acquisitions But Not Starwood-Type Deals

>> Most of the revenue per available room across the largest U.S. markets came from weekday nights: Cities in the U.S. Struggle to Improve Weekend Hotel Bookings

Photo Credit: Will the W and other Starwood brands find a new corporate home? Everything is on the table amidst a Starwood strategic review. Pictured is Starwood Hotels' W Hollywood hotel logo in Los Angeles. Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press