Hotelier Weekly
September 8, 2016
Nearly 230 hotel owners met with nearly 200 congressional offices Wednesday as part of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association’s Fall National Advocacy Conference, the most ever for the association.
AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers and AAHOA Vice President of Government Affairs Chirag Shah will attend the Wyndham Hotel Group Global Conference next week (Sept. 11–15) at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Shah will staff a joint advocacy booth during the conference trade show, while Rogers will be on stage for the awards reception on Tuesday. 
North Central Ambassadors Jane Patel and Lina Patel wrapped up their first-ever women’s town hall last week on Aug. 30. The event was held in Cincinnati and focused on hotel operations and recent ADA ("drive-by") lawsuits.  
The 2016 AAHOA Washington District Regional Meeting is going on now – check AAHOA social media for updates!
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AAHOA in the News
AAHOA's annual Fall National Advocacy Conference (FNAC) wrapped up yesterday afternoon on Capitol Hill. We had an absolutely fantastic day of face-to-face meetings with our elected representatives and their staff, and are extremely grateful to them for taking the time to speak with AAHOA about hoteliers' issues. 
Events and Happenings
AAHOA Education is in the final stages of confirming an American Express-led webinar on AmEx disputes and chargebacks, as well as a financial-communication webinar specifically for independent hoteliers. Check here (or watch AAHOA social media) to find out when they’re scheduled! 
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Industry News
HNN Newswire, Hotel News Now
The U.S. hotel industry is projected to experience continued performance growth through 2017, albeit at a slower rate, according to STR and Tourism Economics’ most recent forecast.
Zachary Kussin, New York Post
A trot through the 325-room Arlo Hudson Square — a new hotel at 231 Hudson St. that opens today — leads guests past all the trappings of a highly styled downtown stay. A courtyard stands between a chic bar, a wood-accented lounge and a new restaurant by chef Harold Moore that’s adorned with mod-style decor.
Image: Arlo Hotels
Today's Hotelier: In Case You Missed It
Thomas Magnuson, Today’s Hotelier
Years ago, I was driving former U.S. Secretary of State and Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus through some small towns as he campaigned for re-election. As we pulled into each town and event, we reviewed the attendee list of local businessmen, teachers and politicians so he could remember who was on his good side... and not-so-good side.
Kate Viana, Today’s Hotelier
On the evening of April 8, 2016, dozens of Irving, Texas, residents were left homeless after a massive blaze destroyed about 40 units in Jefferson Park Apartments. When the Irving Fire Department finally extinguished the flames, all that remained of so many homes was rubble and still-smoldering ash.


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