weekly_trend_roundup.jpgEvery 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.

>>Increases are likely not as high as hotels would have liked: Hotels Flexed Some Muscle in Corporate Rate Negotiations

>>Hyatt, like other travel brands, is going for a radical rethink of how hotels market and distribute their product: Skift CMO Interviews: Hyatt Hotels CMO on Engaging Consumers on Their Own Terms

>>The Marriott Traveler website shows how a hospitality travel content platform can evolve: How Marriott’s Content Studio Drives Community and Conversions Across Channels

>>Generator Hostels is moving more aggressively into the business events sector: Generator Hostels’ Leaders Explain the Rise of Hostels for Business Travelers

Photo Credit: Justin Bieber's Iceland video on the Marriott Traveler website drove 37,000 unique visits to the marriott.com booking site in seven days. Marriott