Hotelier Weekly
December 14, 2017
Last week, just two months after IHG announced its new midscale brand, avid hotels, the company broke ground on the brand’s first new-build in Oklahoma City. Champion Hotels, which is owned by long-standing AAHOA member Champ Patel, will operate the four-story, 87-room, Oklahoma City-Quail Springs Hotel. Read more.
Boutique Design has selected the 13th annual Boutique 18, its yearly roster of noteworthy, on-the-rise designers in the hospitality industry. The 2018 honorees will be inducted at a ceremony during the sixth annual BDwest. They will also be profiled in the April edition of Boutique Design magazine. 
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Events and Happenings


AAHOA CEO Chip Rogers to Speak at Upcoming ALIS Law

The America’s Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) Law conference is scheduled to take place Jan. 21-22 in Los Angeles. AAHOA President & CEO Chip Rogers and other high-profile industry speakers and panelists will convene to unpack legal matters of interest to hotel owners and operators. On Jan. 22, Rogers will participate in a panel discussion that will focus on the 2018 midterm elections and the potential impact on the hotel industry. To register, visit

Currently, the next town hall scheduled will be held in Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 16, at the Home Suites Tallahassee. Florida Tourism Day advocacy meetings will be held the following day at the Florida Capital Complex. Register online today.
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AAHOA Education


Earn Your Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics at #AAHOACON2018

Hotel professionals seeking to become certified in hotel industry analytics (CHIA) will be able to do so at the 2018 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show. CHIA is the only hotel-related certification for industry professionals focused on hotel industry analytics. AAHOA members receive an exclusive discounted rate. Learn more and register online today.

Dec. 15 – Do You Have an Exit Strategy? 
Dec. 18 – Building Relationships with Local Officials
Dec. 19 – So That’s How a Bill Becomes a Law 
Dec. 19 – Time to Take Action: Data Analysis to Drive Revenue
Dec. 20 – How Will New Tax Law Changes Impact the Hospitality Industry?

Check out the AAHOA Resource Library for an archive of past webinars. 
In the Market
Overall U.S. RevPAR was up 6.8% for the week ending Dec. 9, per STR. Miami helped the overall U.S. numbers with the Art
Basel artworks event, which draws more than 70,000 visitors each year. Hurricane-impacted markets continue to see upward momentum: Houston RevPAR was +22.6%, Miami was +83.0% and Orlando was +24.2%. Read the full report. Also be sure to check out the November 2017 RevPar report.  

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Industry News
Hoteliers should understand the financial returns of redesigning work spaces in public areas and guest rooms to meet the needs of their guests and their changing work habits. (Source: Hotel News Now)
Over the past few years, the practice of revenue management has changed beyond simple approaches for managing guest rooms and pricing. Capitalizing on successful revenue management is a strategic way hotels can increase performance and value. (Source: Skift)
In this digital age, is the hotel concierge about to be superseded by an app? (Source: New York Times)
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