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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>>Whenever we hear crazy marketing claims, we just turn the stereo up: The Man Who’s Taking on Disney Parks Will Soon Open a ‘7-Star’ Hotel in Shanghai

>>Guess it’s back to Club Quarters for the New York business traveler who wants more space: New York Politicians Give Airbnb a Last-Minute Surprise — Skift Business Traveler

>>Hotel buyers need to consider what kind of impact their purchases may have on their other investments: NH Hotel’s CEO and Board Members Ousted in Fight Over HNA’s Pending Purchase of Carlson

>>When your company’s future looks bleak, you need to put aside personal differences: 13 Reasons Why Morgans Hotel Group Was Desperately Seeking a Suitor

>>Stayful is counting on boutique and independent hotels giving up some control: Stayful Rolls Out Clever Mobile Business Model to Onboard Boutique Hotels

>>Consider this the eventual next evolution of making your hotel room a real home away from home: Following Marriott’s Lead, Starwood’s Aloft Pilots an In-Room Streaming Service

>>C-level perspectives deliver some pretty sharp insights on what’s really going on: Best Western CEO on Airbnb, Direct Bookings and Virtual Reality