Hotelier Weekly
December 29, 2016
AAHOA News
  
South Central Texas Ambassador Neil Patel and Director at Large Navnit "Nick" Patel worked with their regional director to collect and donate toys to the Elf Louise Christmas Project for kids. Elf Louise, a San Antonio-based nonprofit, is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing Christmas gifts to Bexar County children from low-income families.
  
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AAHOA in the News
  
Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and members of the media visited AAHOA Member Suki Khangura’s Homewood Suites hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. During this event, AAHOA members discussed the harms of drive-by lawsuits and explained how attorneys have targeted numerous hotels across the country. Senator Flake is the leading sponsor of the ADA Education and Reform Act in the U.S. Senate, a bill that calls for sensible ADA reform by putting an end to abusive litigation. 

Senator Flake also visited a few other small businesses in Arizona, highlighting the severe rise in drive-by lawsuits in the state. Click here for more information about this groundbreaking event, and be sure to stay tuned for more updates on this important issue.  
Have you paid close attention to President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominations? Click here to see the men and women who have been chosen to implement the new president’s agenda.
 
Events and Happenings
  
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Industry News
  
Shivani Vora, New York Times
A new year, a new opportunity to get healthy: Resolutions to exercise more and eat right are popular come Jan. 1. With all of these intentions in mind, hotels typically offer limited-time fitness- and nutrition-themed packages to attract guests for stays during the first few months of the year. This year, however, some properties are changing their approach by introducing wellness programs and packages that travelers can take advantage of at any time.
Michaela Trimble, Travel+Leisure
Lifestyle brands are incredibly aware of their consumer profiles, using data and in-store retail experience to understand exactly what people want. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that companies like West Elm, Equinox and Shinola are staking claims in the hospitality business.
PHOTO: WEST ELM HOTELS
 
Today's Hotelier: In Case You Missed It
  
Nick Fortuna, Today’s Hotelier
In the mid-1950s, when Howard Johnson and Holiday Inn spearheaded the movement toward hotel franchising, few could have predicted that the experimental business model would enjoy such enduring success. Today, franchisees own about half of the hotels in the United States, and industry experts expect the business model to continue to benefit both franchisor and franchisee in the long term.
Photo courtesy Wyndham Worldwide Corporation.
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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