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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

>> Airbnb has spawned an ecosystem of startups offering ancillary services: Handy Enters Vacation Rental Ecosystem With New Host Services

>> Guests want a room design catering to both their work and play priorities: The New Hotel Design That Perfectly Combines Business and Leisure

>> Looks like California and Texas hotels are among priciest: U.S. Cities With the Priciest Hotel Stays This Memorial Day Weekend

>> Soon travelers will reach for their smartphones rather than the room phones for room service: The Hotel Smartphone App Will Control Room Service and Everything Else

Photo Credit: Zoku's lofts are created for guests that combine business and leisure. Zoku