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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>>After Marriott and Starwood’s shareholders approved their merger this week, an interesting finding: Starwood Preferred Guest Missing from Top Hotel Loyalty Programs, According to J.D. Power

>>Significant capital investments in Las Vegas hospitality have been few since the recession: New T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Signals Return of Large Hospitality Investment

>>“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em:” AccorHotels CEO: It’s Foolish and Irresponsible to Fight Against the Sharing Economy

>>Cracking down on super hosts is becoming a serious hot button issue: New Data Takes Aim at Airbnb ‘Super Hosts’ in Los Angeles and San Francisco

Photo Credit: Onefinestay property in London. Under Accor, the brand will look to expand rapidly from its existing markets. Onefinestay