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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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>>Oops, they did it again. Will the Airbnb-branded apart-hotel developer Niido ever learn its lesson? Tenants of the Latest Airbnb-Branded Complex in Nashville Feel Blindsided
>>If it’s an economy/midscale or extended stay brand, expect hotel companies to keep launching them until eternity at this point: Red Roof Adds an Economy Extended Stay Brand to Its Portfolio
>>What better way to discover how luxury travel has evolved than to chat with veterans of the five-star hospitality space? Luxury General Managers on How Five-Star Expectations Have Changed
>>Marriott and Starwood are ready to pull the trigger on integrating their loyalty programs — but will their hotel and loyalty members ever be ready for the change? Marriott and Starwood Clean House Ahead of Combining Loyalty Programs
>>Belmond hasn’t had the easiest time over the past few years, but its collection of iconic hotels and trains make it an intriguing target: What’s Next for Belmond?
>>If you have a company you want to sell, get in touch with AccorHotels: Video: Why AccorHotels Wants to Keep Collecting Brands
>>We’re in the first inning of wellness innovation in hospitality. There’s a lot more science, integration, and bold new ideas yet to surface. Here’s a look at how the space will evolve in the next few years: What’s Missing in Wellness Hospitality?
>>This doesn’t mean every hotel has to be the same, or attempt to appeal to the lowest common denominator. It’s about individual hotels taking control of their unique identities but reconfiguring them so they appeal to the many, many needs all guests have today: Megatrends Video: The Hotel of the Future Is Here Today