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These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

Every 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.

For all of our trends roundups, go here.

>>Niki Leondakis reminded us that sometimes the biggest disruptions or innovations don’t come from the outside, but rather from within: Video: Two Roads CEO Niki Leondakis on the Next Generation Lifestyle Brand

>>By owning its 60 properties, Omni Hotels feels it has more quality and consistency control over the meeting planner sales experience: CMO Interview: Understanding Omni Hotels’ Pivot Toward Experiential Meetings

>>Airbnb and New York City have long had a contentious relationship with one another, and it’s only going to become even more litigious, now that the short-term rental company is suing the city, its mayor, and the state attorney general: Airbnb Vs. New York City: The Complete Battle Up to Now

>>Travel brands want to think they have a clear view of where competition is coming from, but it often takes distance to understand the true threats: Video: Starwood’s Former CEO on Not Being Devoured by Disruption

>>Like other global hotel companies with a high exposure in Europe, Rezidor continues to struggle in part because of continued security concerns: Rezidor Cutting Costs to Cope With Tough European Environment

>>Club Med’s CEO has learned that it’s better to zero in on a target market and serve them well rather than cast a too-wide net: Video: Club Med CEO on Upscaling the All-Inclusive

>>This is a much smarter, more thought-out move on Wyndham Rewards’ part, compared to its failed attempt to woo away Starwood Preferred Guest members a few weeks ago: Wyndham Expands Loyalty Program to Its Vacation Rentals and Timeshares

>>Wyndham Worldwide, like its peers, is betting big on loyalty, but unlike its peers, it plans on keeping its timeshare and vacation rental businesses all together: Wyndham Is Betting on the Sharing Economy for Its Success

>>While the third quarter didn’t meet revenue growth expectations for Hilton, the company still has its eyes focused on the future: Hilton CEO: ‘We’re Doing Just Fine’ and the HNA Deal Will Make Us Even Stronger

>>Everyone in the hotel space is taking a good, hard look at their loyalty programs for good reason: Hyatt Hotels Is Replacing Its Old Loyalty Program With a Brand New One

>>Choice Hotels CEO Stephen P. Joyce knows that future success for his company depends on smart acquisitions and investments in technology, loyalty, and the sharing economy: Choice Hotels Eyes an Unfamiliar and New Upscale Market


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Photo credit: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (M) with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker this summer. Despite warm relations with senior federal government officials, Airbnb faces huge challenges on the local level, as is the case in New York City. GES 2016 / Flickr

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