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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>>We have to wonder why it takes organizations so long to notify their customers: Omni Hotels Announces Data Breach of Customer Credit Card Information

>>Hospitality brands that can keep up will reap rewards: Hospitality Innovations in the Space Between Boutique Hotel and Airbnb

>>Startups as always should be cautious of building their businesses on the backs of the shortcomings of major established brands: 5 New Travel Startups Giving Travelers Something Different With Alternative Accommodations

>>You would think hoteliers would have learned a few things from their foray with Travelweb in the early 2000s: The Disappointing Life of Hotel Industry Booking Site Room Key

>>AccorHotels is making some smart, strategic moves: Accor Finalizes $2.7 Billion Purchase of Fairmont Raffles

>>The ability to change hotel room rates will give hoteliers an edge: Why Inflation and Rising Wages Could Be Good News for Hotels

>>Hostelworld’s big challenge is to generate more awareness about the modern and socially oriented hostel while larger players like Airbnb and Booking.com suck the air out of Google: CEO Interview: Mobile Booking, Digital Marketing and the New Way to Sell Hostels

>>Guests are expecting a whole lot more from hotels than they have before: 5 Big Takeaways for Hoteliers From This Year’s J.D. Power Hotel Guest Satisfaction Rankings

>>Accor’s latest acquisition is all about luxury, but we expect its growth is also about increasing its role outside of its traditional markets: Accor Hotels Completes Luxury Brands Acquisition — Skift Business Traveler

>>These hospitality brands are leveraging virtual reality in novel ways, all in the hopes of telling new stories to their guests: Two Hospitality Brands, Two Different Virtual Reality Marketing Strategies

>>Whether or not you agree with Marsh’s take, his progressive, disruptive viewpoints are worth more than just a look: Onefinestay CEO Interview: ‘The Full-Service Hotel Is Dead’

Photo Credit: Greg Marsh, co-founder and CEO of Onefinestay believes the lifespan of the urban full-service hotel is limited and that personalization in hospitality can be overrated. Onefinestay