Hotelier Weekly
June 9, 2016
AAHOA officers met earlier this week with leaders from American Express and hospitality powerhouses La Quinta, Hyatt, Red Lion Hotels, Vantage Hospitality and G6 Hospitality at the annual NYU conference in New York. 
Asian American Hotel Owners Association Chairman Bharat "Bruce" Patel and President and CEO Chip Rogers released the following joint statement regarding Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint meeting of Congress.
AAHOA members and Red Roof Inn franchisees Mahendra Kapadia (Houston-Westchase, TX) and Anil Patel (Clarksville, TN) were honored recently at the Red Roof Regional Conference in Las Vegas. Kapadia, an owner/manager, received the Online Travel Review Award. Patel received the Through the Roof Award. Both awards are both of Red Roof’s "Circle of Excellence" program. 
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AAHOA in the News
The NLRB is investigating whether DirecTV should be considered a joint employer with the temp agency Strategic Staffing Solutions, according to an NLRB document made public Wednesday. The board denied a bid by DirecTV to nix a subpoena that seeks "information relevant" to the inquiry.
The House Education and the Workforce Committee will convene a hearing at 10 a.m. on the Labor Department's overtime rule, focusing on the rule's effect on non-profits, colleges and small businesses. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) introduced a resolution this week to block the final rule under the Congressional Review Act, citing concerns about the rule's effect on college tuition costs. 
Yesterday, AAHOA members from Pennsylvania convened in Washington, D.C., to meet with their elected officials and promote small business issues. Members also had the chance to see Prime Minister Modi give a historic joint-address to Congress, where he discussed the improving relations between the United States and India. 
Events and Happenings
Did you miss this information at the 2016 AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show?  Here is you second chance to hear franchise executives offer insights on underused resources AAHOA members can take advantage of to add value to their businesses starting TODAY. 
If you’re not a CHO yet, don’t worry! We’re adding new dates and cities all the time. Check the CHO calendar regularly to make sure you don’t miss your chance to get certified! 
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Industry News
Diana Bell, National Real Estate Investor
Thus far, 2016 has not been a great year for revenue per room (RevPAR) growth in the hotel industry, but one of spotty performance, with supply concerns weighing on the industry. 
Ed Watkins, Hotel News Now
Hotel marketers and revenue strategists need to keep tabs on their costs to attract customers and to adopt strategies that maximize efficiencies in their distribution processes.
Today's Hotelier: In Case You Missed It
Dr. Travis Bradberry, Today’s Hotelier
Conviction in a leader is an incredibly valuable yet increasingly rare trait. It’s in short supply because our brains are wired to overreact to uncertainty with fear. As uncertainty increases, the brain shifts control over to the limbic system, the place where emotions, such as anxiety and panic, are generated.
DJ Vallauri, Today’s Hotelier
Every hotelier knows what reputation management is all about, right? I mean, it’s all about responding to guest reviews on sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp. What’s the big deal?


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