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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>>Mentoring programs may be one of the more effective hospitality human resource strategies: Hotel-Employee Mentoring May Reduce Stress, But Not for the Most-Freaked Out

>>Hotels have a lot to worry about these days: Top Hotel CEOs and Executives Talk Direct Booking, Airbnb and Cuba

>>The evolution of Las Vegas as a lifestyle and entertainment destination is almost complete: CEO Interview: Celeb Chefs and Youthful Brands at Vegas’ Cosmopolitan Hotel

>>Unfortunately missing from these lists are smaller firms that may treat their employees just as well: These Are the Best Hotel Companies to Work for in 2016

>>It’s about time hotels gave guests the opportunity to choose a specific room at the time of booking. Now, comes the hard part: The London Hotel Chain That’s Letting Guests Book Specific Rooms