Hotelier Weekly
May 5, 2016
The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) joins small business owners and supporters of American free enterprise this week in celebrating National Small Business Week and National Travel & Tourism Week.
The first AAHOA board meeting of 2016-2017 concludes at the Airport Marriott Gateway
Chairman Bharat "Bruce" Patel brought to order the year’s first meeting of the AAHOA Board of Directors at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway. New board members include Rashmikant "Haji" Patel (North Carolina Regional Director); Nishant "Neal" Patel (Young Professional Director at Large - Western Division); Navnit "Nick" Patel (Director at Large); and Ashok "Alan" Patel (Alabama/Panhandle Regional Director). Jagruti Panwala, current female director at large (eastern division), will officially begin her duties as the new AAHOA Secretary.
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AAHOA in the News
Serial plaintiff in Southern California halted after filing over 70 ADA lawsuits.
In a rare and decisive action, a Central District Court Judge dismissed an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit filed by an Arizona disabled plaintiff who has recently filed a wave of over 70 ADA lawsuits against Southern California hotels.
On Tuesday, May 3rd, the AAHOA Government Affairs team participated in Destination DC, a rally to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week. Featured in the photo is DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser, who commemorated the hospitality industry for supporting over 75,000 jobs and attracting over $7.1 billion in the District. 
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On May 17-18, AAHOA and AH&LA will host the industry’s largest advocacy conference to date.
Remaining rooms at the Marriot Marquis are on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Events and Happenings
AAHOA members met up in Montgomery, Ala., last week to discuss the hospitality industry’s most pressing issues. They were joined by Alabama State Senate President Pro Tempore, Del Marsh (R-Anniston), who just purchased his first hotel.
You are invited to join the AAHOA officers and your brand executives for the latest AAHOA updates and to learn more about AAHOA’s partnership with Choice Hotels. 
The AAHOA CHO workshop is coming to a city near you!
Industry News
By Danielle Hess, Hotel News Now
Designers for midscale and economy brands said they strive to keep up with industry trends, but also consider the longevity, durability and simplicity of items when creating design schemes.
By Ken Edwards, Hotel Business Review
Hiring and retaining great talent is by far one of the most challenging aspects facing businesses today. Hotel owners or operators know all too well that employee turnover in hospitality is high - and it can cost your property 100-200 percent of an employee's total compensation.
Today's Hotelier: In Case You Missed It
By David Jones
Today’s Hotelier speaks with 40-year industry veteran Leon Larkin about what it takes to be a successful hotel GM and the brand-new organization created to support them.
By Brian Kaissi
AAHOA’s unique and impactful Small Delegation Meetings encourage members to be increasingly active.


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