Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines hospitality.

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>>With so many brands that fall under the luxury space, this makes sense but we wonder: what will happen to the other 20+ brands? Marriott Officially Debuts New Luxury Group for Eight of Its 30 Brands

>>Over the last 18 months Wyndham has been supplementing its vacation rental offering with acquisitions in what we would call the alternative accommodation market: Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New European Deals

>>Airbnb dropping their NYC lawsuit is the latest move in its rocky relationship. The burden now lies on New York hosts to understand their exposure: 3 Charts That Better Explain Airbnb in New York City

>>Who are the biggest casualties of Airbnb’s latest battle with New York City? For now it’s the hosts: Airbnb, New York City, and Hosts: What Happens Now?

>>What will 2017 bring to the hospitality industry? Read on for a few predictions: This Is What Next Year Will Be Like for the U.S. Hotel Industry

>>Airbnb says it is willing to work more closely with cities on crafting commonsense short-term rental regulations and policies, but is this enough? And what’s preventing the company from helping to enforce existing laws while it works with cities to craft new ones? Airbnb’s New Pitch to Cities: We Are Serious About Working Together

>>It’s been a very busy year for AccorHotels with deals made across a number of seemingly disparate segments: AccorHotels Expands Luxury Footprint With Stake In Banyan Tree

>>The bigger question now is what will happen to Rezidor, and how will that impact HNA’s other hotel investments in NH Hotels, as well as Hilton and Red Lion Hotels? HNA Closes Its Acquisition of Carlson Hotels

Photo Credit: Airbnb has released a new report outlining the company's policies for working with cities and governments on short-term rental regulations. Airbnb