Hotelier Weekly
December 21, 2017
This week the House and Senate passed the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill that will substantially reform the tax code and give hoteliers new opportunities to reinvest in their properties, increase employee wages, develop new businesses, and create new jobs. Read more
Each year at convention, AAHOA takes time to recognize members who throughout the year have demonstrated significant growth and have made great strides to go above and beyond in their business and their community. To honor excellence in the hospitality industry, AAHOA will acknowledge member accomplishments in a special ceremony at the 2018 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show. Anyone can nominate an AAHOA member in good standing for one of the awards listed below. Detailed award descriptions are available on the convention website: Nominations must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2018
  • AAHOA Award of Excellence
  • Cecil B. Day Community Service Award
  • IAHA Independent Hotel of the Year Award
  • Outreach Award for Philanthropy 
  • Outstanding Woman Hotelier of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Young Professional Hotelier of the Year Award
  • Politician Forum Award for Advocacy
  • RLH Corporation Bright Innovations Award

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Events and Happenings


AAHOA Advocacy Starts Early in the Sunshine State

The association will kick off its 2018 advocacy meetings at the Florida Capital Complex in Tallahassee, Fla., on Jan. 17. Meetings with state lawmakers will be held throughout the day on issues like short-term rentals and tourism funding. A town hall, hosted by Florida Regional Director Bharat Patel, is scheduled for the day prior (Jan. 16). Visit for more details or to pre-register for both events.

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AAHOA Education

Final Onsite Training for Certification in Hotel Ownership to be Held at #AAHOACON18

Hotel professionals seeking to become certified in hotel ownership will be able to do so at the 2018 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show. The CHO program includes nine modules that are designed to help owners learn how to more effectively operate their hotel businesses. This is the last opportunity for CHO onsite training offered by AAHOA. The program is being redeveloped as an online-only program for 2018. Learn more and register online today.

Dec. 20 – How Will New Tax Law Changes Impact the Hospitality Industry?
Jan. 11 – Financial Wellness 101
Jan. 11 – How Will New Tax Law Changes Impact the Hospitality Industry?
Jan. 17 – The Advantages of a Cloud-Based PMS

Check out the AAHOA Resource Library for an archive of past webinars.  
In the Market
Overall U.S. RevPAR was +8.1 percent for the week ending 12/16/17, per STR. The luxury and upscale were the strongest chain scales at +7.9 percent. Within the upper upscale and luxury class hotels, group was stronger than transient. Several factors (described within the report) contributed to the outsized performance. Additionally, helping the results continues to be strength in hurricane-impacted markets and the Los Angeles fires. Read the full report. Also be sure to check out the November 2017 RevPar report.  

AAHOA partners with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) to provide access to comprehensive analysis of current economic and market metrics for the hospitality industry. STRH is a leading, full-service corporate and investment bank dedicated to helping its customers successfully manage and grow their companies through a comprehensive range of strategic advisory, capital raising, risk management, financing and investment solutions.
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Featured Club Blue Member

Featured Platinum/Silver Member

Contact Nina Biornstad at (914) 249-5384 or for more information.  
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Featured Member Benefit

AAHOA has partnered with CBRE to provide members with state and regional benchmarking, trend and forecasting data at AAHOA regional meetings. Upcoming events are posted regularly to the AAHOA Events Calendar
Industry News
The $231 million deal will add nearly 240 extended-stay hotels in 35 states to the Choice Hotels portfolio, creating an extended-stay portfolio of more than 350 properties with its existing brands. (Source: Hotel Business) 
The National Labor Relations Board has reversed the joint-employer standard back to direct control, but hoteliers still need to be vigilant; here's why. (Source: Hotel News Now)
Most hoteliers can agree that customer satisfaction can maximize profitability and is directly correlated to cleanliness. A device that detects second-hand smoke in real time can help hoteliers deter smoking and provide a safer, more desirable environment for their guests. (Source: CH&LA Industry Newsletter)
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