Hotelier Weekly
October 21, 2016
AAHOA News
  
AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers will address attendees at Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) Law, the law conference for hotel owners and operators, to be held January 23–24, 2017, in Los Angeles.
More than 50 AAHOA young and aspiring hoteliers will meet next Monday, Oct. 24, at Hilton Worldwide headquarters in McLean, Virginia, for a day of professional development. The event, which reached capacity some weeks ago, will include talks from Hilton executives on the history and future of Hilton, development, architecture and design, and brand management.
 
The 2016 AAHOA Alabama Panhandle
Regional Meeting is going on now! 
Check AAHOA social media for updates!
 
SVN Hotels
BDK America
AAHOA in the News
Business groups filed a motion late Friday, October 14, asking a federal judge in Texas to immediately vacate the Department of Labor's overtime rule. The regulation, effective December 1, will double (to $47,476) the salary threshold under which virtually all workers are guaranteed time-and-a-half pay whenever they work more than 40 hours in a given week. 
 
  
Have you paid close attention to this disturbing trend? Click here to learn about how hotels, restaurants and retail establishments have been flooded with ADA Title III "drive-by" lawsuits. Click here to view AAHOA’s informative webinar series that teaches the best practices and procedures to ensure your business is ADA compliant. Also, be sure to take action by thanking Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) for introducing sensible ADA reform legislation in the U.S. Senate!
The 2016 Presidential Election is just weeks away! 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
  
One town hall in Southeast Texas and one in North Texas, plus a CHO workshop coming to Austin – three equally great opportunities for you to get involved! 
BDK America
United Insurance Agencies
AAHOA Education
  
Free for members. Click the title to register!

Fri, Oct 21, 2016 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM EDT: Hotel franchisors are enhancing their appeal and standards across the United States, which ultimately falls onto you, the hotel owners, to implement. Understand more about financing when a Property Improvement Plan (PIP) is required for your property.

Thu, Oct 27, 2016 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM EDT: Did you miss this information at the 2016 AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show? Here is your 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.
Featured Member Benefit
Whether you're riding solo or with friends, you've got options. AAHOA member exclusive: New users can enjoy two FREE rides up to $10 each when you sign up with Lyft.
 
Industry News
  
Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler
Your new favorite store might also be your new favorite hotel. Upscale housewares and decor brand Restoration Hardware has a line of bedding specifically for hotels, which interested properties can purchase in bulk from its website. But the brand wasn't done there: In 2015, it raised even more eyebrows when it announced plans to open a Restoration Hardware-branded 14-room hotel with restaurant in New York City's Meatpacking District neighborhood.
Image courtesy West Elm
Danny King, Travel Weekly
Denver's newest and largest hotel is a visual stunner. The 519-room Westin, an example of Starwood Hotels & Resorts' upper-upscale brand, opened last November and is located in a glass-clad structure shaped like the wings of a bird. It offers guests floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views to the west of the Rocky Mountains.
Image courtesy Denver Westin International Airport
 
Today's Hotelier: In Case You Missed It
  
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.
Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P.ENG., Today’s Hotelier 
With the plethora of tech tools on the market, there’s a tool to help you solve virtually any problem.
 
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