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This week in hospitality, CEO Sonia Cheng talks about how Rosewood is changing luxury, Airbnb begins investing in original programming, and the homesharing app's vice president of experiences discusses how the business is evolving.

Hotel News Weekly Roundup

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 hotels.

For all of our weekend roundups, go here.

Rosewood Hotel Group CEO: ‘We Want to Push the Hotel Industry to Another Level’: All of the buzzwords are here in CEO Sonia Cheng’s strategy — from co-working and community to recognition and technology — but can Rosewood continue to maintain its uniqueness, even as it goes after what all the other hotel brands are going after, too? Given its track record, it just might.

Airbnb Is Entering Show Business, Investing in Launching New Shows: Airbnb to the world: “I’m ready for my close-up.”

Skift Forum Europe: Airbnb Is Doubling Down on Experiences: Doubters may still question Airbnb’s foray into tours and experiences, but say what you will: The growth of the business has been anything but insignificant. The real success, however, will be in making it a quality-driven endeavor.

Google Maps Adds More Hotel Search Filters: Google Maps is plotting a clear course in the direction of becoming a superapp for travel and dining. We’ll continue to track the trend closely.


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Photo credit: Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London. Rosewood Hotels

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