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.

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>>This was a very busy week for Starwood: Starwood Rival Takeover Bid: What It Means for Brands, Executives and Shareholders

>>Smart hotel brands want to generate loyalty with this influential group: Smart Hotel Brands Are Already Thinking About Generation Z

>>Hilton Hotels, Waldorf-Astoria, and The Ritz-Carlton seem to be doing something right: These Are the Most-Talked-About Hotel Brands Online and Offline

>>Many U.S. cities remain relatively problematic for short-term rentals: 5 Charts Showing State of Short-Term Rental Regulations in U.S. Cities