Hotelier Weekly
June 29, 2017
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Designed for the busy professional, these 45–60-minute seminars will bring you up to speed on the latest developments in franchising, human resources, technology, financing and more. Originally presented at the AAHOA Convention earlier this year, these education sessions are now available on our Resource Library for easy 24/7 access.
Don’t have your CHO yet? Make plans now to attend the Certified Hotel Owner (CHO) program next month, July 10–14, at the AAHOA Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia! The CHO program lasts five days and covers nine modules on what every successful hotel owners needs to know about human resources, finances and more. In just 5 days, you’ll learn what every successful hotel owner needs to know to streamline their operations.

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AAHOA in the News
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On Tuesday evening, President Trump nominated William Emanuel to the National Labor Relations Board. If confirmed by the Senate, Emanuel will fill one of two Republican vacancies on the board. This is promising news for franchisees who wish to undo the expanded joint employer standard that will strip them of their autonomy as small business owners.
Leaders in the U.S. Senate have announced that they will try and coordinate a vote on the Senate healthcare bill after the July 4 holiday. Stay tuned for pending updates on healthcare regulations and how they impact your business.
Events and Happenings
Join us for one of these upcoming town hall meetings for AAHOA updates, a short education session and industry info that every hotelier needs to know.
  ●   July 10 – Woodbridge, Virginia Town Hall
ALIS and AAHOA will launch and co-host a session of the ALIS Summer Update’s Development Series this summer. The Atlanta session will feature an extended program focused on hotel development. AAHOA members will participate in every panel throughout the conference, and AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers will serve as moderator during the "View from the Boardroom" session from 4–5 p.m. Rates increase from $290 to $395 on June 30, so register now!
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AAHOA Education
The CHO Program is coming to Morrisville, North Carolina on July 31–August 4 at the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson. This five-day program is designed to provide insight on the strategic management of hotel ownership and operations. Take the course and exam to become a better hotel owner and add the "CHO" designation at the end of your name.
Friday, July 7, 2017, 2:00-2:25 p.m. EDT
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Industry News
Brendan Manley, Hotel News Now
Robust demand growth in the U.S. extended-stay hotel sector continues to stave off any ill effects of new supply, despite the hefty current pipeline. Aside from current demand declines in specific, economically depressed markets, it appears the hospitality industry is still nowhere near the growth ceiling for extended-stay products, sources said.
John L. Dorman, New York Times
For Mike DeFrino, the chief executive of Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, opening a boutique hotel is a very careful process. "For each location, we think about how much people are willing to pay to whether there will be a need for parking," he said. "We want properties that are embraced locally."
Deanna Ting, Skift
In 2017, we’ve already seen the debut of two new "soft brand" collections from major hotel companies: Tapestry Collection by Hilton was announced in January, and most recently, Wyndham announced the debut of Trademark Hotel Collection in June.
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Today's Hotelier: In Case You Missed It
Alfredo Ortiz, Today’s Hotelier
Summer is finally upon us, which means vacation season and an injection of money into the hospitality industry. According to a AAA survey more than one-third of Americans plan to take a family vacation of 50 miles or more away from home in coming months. This means either hitting the road or navigating the skies to reach their summer vacation destinations – spending a small fortune on food, travel and lodging along the way.
Alicia Hoisington, Today’s Hotelier
When the Tru by Hilton brand first launched it was touted as a revolutionary new midscale brand and a disruptor in its space. As Tru continues to grow, global head of the brand Alexandra Jaritz, says those claims are proving true. When the brand launched in January 2016 it debuted with 102 signed deals in the United States. Most recently, the brand celebrated the grand opening on May 25 for the first Tru hotel, the Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport, owned by AAHOA member Champ Patel. 
Bhavesh Patel, Today’s Hotelier
Human trafficking has reached epidemic proportions. reports that there are as many as 30 million slaves around the world, with an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 individuals bought and sold internationally every year. And according to Polaris, a North American nonprofit dedicated to eradicating this modern form of slavery, more than 7,500 trafficking victims (around 20 per day) were identified in 2016.


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