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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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>>Marriott may have had a relatively challenging third quarter, but it’s not stopping the company from continuing to work on its Starwood integration — or scope out other companies to buy, even if the global economy seems uncertain: Marriott CEO: Don’t Worry About Our Soft Third Quarter
>>Now it’s just a wait-and-see approach to see who will snap up Belmond’s treasure trove of luxury assets: Belmond Sees Slight Takeover Bounce in Third Quarter
>>The bigger question the hotel industry is no doubt asking itself is this: Was this third quarter just a one-off? Or was it a sign of tougher times to come? Choice Hotels Sees Room Revenue Hurt by Hurricane Florence
>>A new history is being charted for Movenpick and Swissotel, two Swiss hotel brands that are now under Accor, and much of that action is happening in the Asia-Pacific region. Asian owners and Accor competitors are watching closely: Why Accor Won’t Let Movenpick Swallow Its New Little Sister Swissotel in Asia
>>Hyatt retooled its “cash + points” award booking calculations last week and it illustrated the perils of building out a loyalty program without expecting members to abuse it: Hyatt Is Altering Its Loyalty Program to Battle Abuse