Hotelier Weekly
June 16, 2016
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San Diego businessman Vipul Dayal has been named among the 2016 "Metro Movers" by San Diego Metropolitan ("SD Metro") Magazine. Dayal, who in 2015 was named one of San Diego’s "Men Who Make a Difference," is the president of VNR Management and executive director of Charity for Hope. He is also an AAHOA director at large and the AAHOA Public Relations Committee chairman. 
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AAHOA in the News
On Tuesday, leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives pledged to reverse the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) union election rule, its 2015 Browning-Ferris decision, and its 2011 Specialty Healthcare decision. House Republicans outlined their policy proposals, faulting the Labor Department for providing "only a 60-day comment period" for its overtime rule and a 48-day comment period for a rule requiring federal contractors to provide their employees with paid sick leave.
Today, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a hearing titled: "Keeping the American Dream Alive: The Challenge to Create Jobs Under the New Joint Employer Standard." Click here for more information. 

Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the conservative Washington Legal Foundation and the American Staffing Association all requested to submit briefs supporting Browning-Ferris in its challenge of the NLRB's new joint employer standard. 
In a recent publication released by the Intuit Tax and Financial Center, economists note 67 percent of all job growth came from small businesses between 2009 and 2015.
Events and Happenings
Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim and world-renowned hospitality-marketing expert John Fareed will headline the AAHOA YP Conference next week in New Orleans. Don’t miss out! (Psst ... HITEC is next week, too! Click the HITEC link on the YP Conference page to register – it’s free for AAHOA members!)
Northwest and North Carolina, you’ve got a town hall next week! Check the event calendar on to make sure you don’t miss out on any town halls in your region. Questions about your region’s town halls? Contact your regional director! 
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Industry News
Sean McCracken, Hotel News Now
CEOs from some of the largest hotel companies said members of the industry are living through a golden age of global travel that is expected to continue to grow for decades.
Janet Gerhard, Hotel Executive
The hospitality industry is constantly under attack. New technologies, new entrants, new regulations, and changing customer demands require hoteliers to be relentlessly vigilant. It is not merely a matter of loyalty. Today's fight is about relevance.
Today's Hotelier: In Case You Missed It
Scott Garcia, Today’s Hotelier
Congratulations! Your data has been held hostage. A criminal has hacked into your computer and taken control of all of your critical files. On your screen is a message, "For $10,000, you can have your computer back." Sound like a movie? 
Meet Timesh (Timmy) Patel, CHO, CEO of and AAHOA South Pacific Regional Director

Tell us about how you got started in the hospitality industry.
I was born into it. My family operated a hotel, so throughout my childhood I helped with every aspect. I ran the front desk, helped with housekeeping and maintenance, and filled vending machines. Later, I worked at a Hilton near Disneyland and gained experience in operations. I then returned to the family business and managed day-to-day operations for our hotels.


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