New. Fresh. Different. In a word: innovation. The hotel industry is littered with keen minds that are constantly pushing this notion forward, seamlessly integrating brilliant new ideas and ways of thinking into a more favorable guest experience. At HotelNewsNow.com, we’ve grown so accustomed to watching and reporting on this collective brain trust and their inventive initiatives that we often take them for granted. But no more. In this special report, we honor some of the most intriguing innovations of the year.