Hotelier Weekly
October 6, 2016
AAHOA News
 
We’ve been working hard to grow the newly established Alabama Panhandle region and are proud of all the hard work Regional Director Ashok "Alan" Patel and his ambassadors have put in to make the region a success! This week, Alabama Panhandle hosted three town hall meetings (in Mobile and Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Ft. Walton, Fla.) that drew excellent numbers.  Congrats to our members in Alabama and the panhandle! 
 
  
As a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers regularly provides insight and guidance for nonprofit leaders to be published on Forbes.com. We’re proud to report that his weigh-in on "Six Leadership Trends That Are Impacting the Nonprofit World" was well received and highly publicized.
  
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AAHOA in the News

 
Sen. Jeff Flake (R, Arizona) introduced a bill last week to cut down on the number of lawsuits filed against small businesses. Using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), plaintiffs throughout the country have filed more than 15,000 lawsuits against businesses over the last two years. Frequently, businesses settle the cases out of court to avoid the lengthy and costly legal battle.

The ADA Education and Reform Act will give businesses a chance to fix the problems before the lawsuit could move forward. It would also require the problems be specified in more detail so the business owner knows what to fix. This bill was first introduced in the House by Rep. Ted Poe (R, Texas) but did not have a Senate author yet until Sen. Flake stepped up to be the leader. Click here to thank Senator Flake for his leadership!
 
  
This Tuesday (10.04) began the five-week countdown to the 2016 Presidential Election. Are you registered and prepared to cast your ballot? Click here to register to vote and get information on early voting and how to abstain an absentee ballot.
Events and Happenings
Come hear AAHOA Treasurer Hitesh "HP" Patel give AAHOA updates at Red Roof’s final regional meeting of 2016. Hear about our record-setting year in 2015 and the exciting things we are accomplishing in 2016. 

Photo: Redroof
 
  
The AAHOA Education Dept. is always hard at work putting together webinars aimed at helping you make money, save money, and protect your investment. Check our webinar listings often to make sure you don’t miss out! 
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Industry News
Laura Layden, Naples Daily News

There's no room left at the Best Western Naples Inn & Suites, or most hotels in Collier County, Fla. Hotels across the county have seen a rush of business from South Florida residents who are evacuating to escape Hurricane Matthew. The Best Western was flooded with calls for reservations late Tuesday and Wednesday. What remained of its 110 rooms filled quickly. "We have been nonstop," Yuri Ambrosio said. "Our phones didn't stop ringing."
 
  
Alex Shashou, Hospitality Net
Guest request management, or as some call it, guest experience management, is an important part of hotel management because it underpins guest service. Yet hotels often fail to prioritize request management with the right technological tools.
Today's Hotelier: In Case You Missed It
Steve Visser, Today’s Hotelier 
Today’s Hotelier has an exclusive story with Best Western Hotels & Resorts President and CEO David Kong on the company's brand-new endeavor into the economy segment. This one's going to be a game changer.
 
  
Randy Southerland, Today’s Hotelier
Sometimes the best way to plot a course for the future is to look at the past. The hotel industry is filled with successful leaders who have brazed new trails, set new enterprises in motion and , in some cases, changed the way we think about the industry.
 

 

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