Hotelier Weekly
August 25, 2016

Chip Rogers, AAHOA president and CEO, spoke to Forbes on how to attract and keep the best millennial talent. 

"Demonstrating flexibility isn’t limited to what happens during the 9-to-5 work hours; it’s about creating a better overall work-life balance. Chip Rogers is the president and CEO of AAHOA, which protects the interests of Asian-American hotel owners through advocacy, professional development and community involvement.

He puts it simply: 'Emphasize productivity over clock-punching.'"
One of hospitality’s biggest and most glittering events is coming up at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC on November 13, and AAHOA members get in absolutely free! Just use the code "AAHOA16" at registration, and you’ll receive complimentary admission to both HX and Boutique Design New York (Nov. 13–14, same venue as HX). We hope to see you in New York City!
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Mid South Regional Director Heetesh Patel and the Mid South ambassadors, the Mid South event was one of the best attended regionals of 2016! We welcomed 217 attendees who together raised over $10,700! Also, congratulations to Pinal Patel, our 2016- 2017 Mid South Region Premier Ambassador!
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AAHOA in the News
Our friends at Job Creators Network (JCN) highlight the dire consequences the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule will have on businesses nationwide. The DOL has mandated that all businesses increase their current overtime threshold from $23,660 to $47,476 on December 1, 2016. Click here to view JCN’s handy one-pager, and click here to send a letter to your member of Congress about these consequences. AAHOA’s Fall National Advocacy Conference will bring hoteliers concerns straight to Congress September 6–7 in Washington, D.C.
On September 6–7, AAHOA will host its annual Fall National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. This is our association’s premier legislative event and we want to see you there!
Click here to review AAHOA’s four main federal legislative priorities: Preserve the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange, ADA Education and Reform Act, Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act and Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity. These four items will be the focus of FNAC 2016! 
Events and Happenings
The 2016 AAHOA Southeast Texas Regional Meeting is just around the corner! Next Tuesday, Aug. 30, we want to see YOU in Humble, Texas. We’ll be talking about the Department of Labor’s final overtime ruling, AND we’ll provide an update on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Ladies of North Central – don’t miss out on this special women’s event in Cincinnati! We’ll have fun icebreaker activities followed by "Hotel Operations 101: Today’s High-Demand Trending Market" and an update on recent ADA ("drive-by") lawsuits. See you there! 
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Industry News
Corris Little, Hotel Business Design
It’s alphabet soup in the hospitality industry and hotel companies are slurping up these burgeoning demographics – Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, also known as the Millennials, and the latest, Gen Z – to find ways to capture their interest and brand loyalty.
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Imagine asking a hotel room to turn up the air conditioning when it gets too hot or to turn on the lights before getting out of bed. Well, the future is here, and it just checked in at Aloft Hotels. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today unveiled the results of its top secret "Project: Jetson" experiment, and are excited to today debut the first-ever voice activated hotel room, giving guests entirely new ways to interact using "Hey Siri." 
PHOTO: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Today's Hotelier: In Case You Missed It
Brandon VerVelde, Today’s Hotelier 
Donald J. Trump might be the highest profile hotelier in history. The billionaire business mogul has an empire that includes his iconic skyscrapers, clothing lines and several hotels and resorts. Trump was also the star of the hit reality television show "The Apprentice." Now he’s running for president of the United States, and his campaign has brought new attention to his business. 
Rushi Shah, Today’s Hotelier
Hotels with strong brands, such as Marriott and Hilton, that enforce operational and physical standards, support owners by providing sales and management training and tools, negotiate preferred pricing with vendors and generate demand via marketing and membership loyalty programs, are typically better positioned for success with more predictable performance.


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