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Top 25 Hospitality Ideas in May

From Home Rental Matchmaking Apps to Marathon-Centric Hotels

— May 14, 2016 — World
From home rental matchmaking apps to marathon-centric hotel packages, the May 2016 hospitality trends reveal a clear shift towards more personalized travel. This not only refers to the way consumers are searching for accommodations, but also the kinds of places they are staying in.

One company that is making a strong effort to personalize travel is Airbnb. The company recently updated its app to include a new Matching feature that helps pair travelers with a host that can meet their exact needs. The app also provides dining and attraction recommendations in the form of Guidebooks for a more all-inclusive local traveling experience.

In addition to better search tools, the May 2016 hospitality trends also reveal a shift towards niche lodging options. For instance, the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona recently began offering a special hotel package for guests who are participating in the city's annual marathon. Similarly, an Airbnb bedroom suite was created inside the Rio Olympic Arena so that sports fans can stay close to the action at all times.
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Immediate Trip Planning Features
Immediate Trip Planning Features
The Hostelworld App My Trips Section Helps Users Explore Cities
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Family-Friendly Resort Passes
Family-Friendly Resort Passes
This Theme Park Offers Discounts for Parents and Toddlers
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23
Self-Pricing Accommodations
Self-Pricing Accommodations
FindBed Gives You an Affordable Hotel Room Where You Set the Price
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22
Interactive Map Videos
Interactive Map Videos
Online Platform TripGlimpse Helps Travellers Plan Their Next Vacation
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21
On-Demand Couchsurfing Apps
On-Demand Couchsurfing Apps
The 'Overnight' App Lets Users Book Last-Minute Stays with Local Hosts
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20
Scandinavian Tourism Hotlines
Scandinavian Tourism Hotlines
The Swedish Number Connects Callers to Swedes for Open Conversation
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19
Chat-Based Travel Assistants
Chat-Based Travel Assistants
'Go Hero' Helps Travelers Outsource Hotel and Activity Bookings
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18
Southern Art Museum Hotels
Southern Art Museum Hotels
The 21c Hotel Louisville is a Hybrid Art Gallery and Boutique Hotel
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17
Digital Concierge Services
Digital Concierge Services
The Aces Concierge Service is Now Available Via the HotelTonight App
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16
Hotel Gardening Initiatives
Hotel Gardening Initiatives
'AccorHotels' is Growing Its Own Produce in Order to Reduce Food Waste
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Shareable Travel Experience Platforms
Shareable Travel Experience Platforms
Tripstir Allows Millenials to Exchange Tips and Travel Plans
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14
Home Rental Matchmaking Applications
Home Rental Matchmaking Applications
Airbnb's New Matching Feature Helps Pair Travelers with Hosts
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13
Female-Only Capsule Hotels
Female-Only Capsule Hotels
Japan's Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya is a Hotel for Women
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12
Authentic Locale Travel Apps
Authentic Locale Travel Apps
Airbnb's Mobile Platform Provides Dining and Attraction Suggestions
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11
Luxurious Maternity Hospitals
Luxurious Maternity Hospitals
The Portland Gives Expecting Mothers a Five Star Birthing Experience
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10
Sporty Stadium Bedrooms
Sporty Stadium Bedrooms
This Airbnb Rio De Janeiro Accommodation is Inside the Rio Olympic Arena
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9
Contemporary Bayside Hotels
Contemporary Bayside Hotels
The Axiom Hotel San Francisco Boasts an Elegant Modern Decor
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8
Art Gallery Hotel Suites
Art Gallery Hotel Suites
The BnA Hotel Tokyo Immerses Travelers in Work by Local Artists
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7
Palatial Parisian Lodgings
Palatial Parisian Lodgings
Hotel Providence in Paris is a Stunning, Velvet-Adorned Palace
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6
Marathon-Centric Hotel Packages
Marathon-Centric Hotel Packages
The Mandarin Oriental Barcelona Offers a Package for Runners
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5
Barbie Hotel Suites
Barbie Hotel Suites
The Hilton Panama's Barbie-Inspired Rooms Feature Doll-Themed Packages
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4
Shared Home Designs
Shared Home Designs
Airbnb-Styled Homes Shows How the Company is Shaping the Future of Housing
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3
Eclectic Hostel Experiences
Eclectic Hostel Experiences
The Generator Hostel Amsterdam Exudes an Ultramodern Aesthetic
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2
Shark-Infested Underwater Bedrooms
Shark-Infested Underwater Bedrooms
This Airbnb Aquarium Suite is the Brand's Latest Contest
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1
Art Deco Italian Hotels
Art Deco Italian Hotels
Milan's Hotel Senato Boasts Opulent and Gilded Design Accents
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