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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>>Smaller lifestyle hotel groups are no longer disruptors in hospitality: The Lifestyle Hotel Sector Needs a New Story to Tell in an Airbnb Era

>>Starwood shareholders probably want Marriott’s stock price to rebound following the Brexit vote: Marriott-Starwood Deal Gets Antitrust Clearance From the European Union

>>It’s hard to deny that Airbnb is having some impact on pricing people out: Measuring the Impact of Airbnb Rentals on New York City’s Housing Crisis

>>This still feels like a transitional technology that has us asking: What’s next? The Current State of Keyless Entry at Big Hotel Brands

>>Airbnb can’t compete directly with hotels for meetings business: Airbnb Explains Its Strategic Move Into the Meetings and Events Industry

>>From direct booking wars and political instability (hello, Brexit) to figuring out what customers really want: 4 Worries That Keep Hotel Executives Up at Night

>>Skift’s hotel experts bring original reporting and analysis to their coverage: Skift Podcast: Top Hotel CEOs and Executives Talk Direct Booking, Airbnb, and Cuba

>>These ideas may seem a bit far-fetched for now, but they point to the future: These Radical Hotels of the Future Emphasize Mobility and Sustainability

>>Virgin Hotels is attempting to find the right design and programming balance: Interview: Virgin Hotels CEO on Why He’s in the Entertainment Business

>>The stakes are certainly high as we near the creating of the newest biggest hotel brand in the world: Marriott and Starwood Inch Closer to Merging — Skift Business Traveler