Hotelier Weekly
January 5, 2018
In a proclamation issued by the White House last week, President Donald Trump designated January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Human trafficking prevention and awareness is an issue of great importance to AAHOA. The association has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Polaris Project and Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking to provide free training materials for hotel owners and their employees. Start the new year off right by taking advantage of the training materials and resources available at, or by registering yourself or staff for the Human Trafficking & Prevention Training being offered at #AAHOACON2018.  
AAHOA will acknowledge member accomplishments at the 2018 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show. Anyone can nominate an AAHOA member for an award. Detailed award descriptions are available on the convention website: Nominations must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2018.
SVN Hotels
BDK America
Events and Happenings

January is National Mentoring Month

The White House issued a statement this week recognizing January as National Mentoring Month. In the workforce, the importance of professional guidance cannot be understated. AAHOA’s Mentor Match program will launch with its first class of mentors and mentees later this month. If you are interested in participating as either a mentee or mentor in a future class, email for more information.


DIRECTV Hospitality / AT&T Business Solutions
AAHOA Education

Earn Your Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics

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.

March 27 – AAHOA Certified Hotel Owners (CHO) Program (last onsite class for 2018)
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
Jan. 23 – Understanding Bridge Financing

Check out the AAHOA Resource Library to view over a hundred past webinars and other educational resources. 
In the Market
U.S. RevPAR for the week ending Dec. 30, 2017, was down (-6.7%) from the prior week's result of +7.6 percent, per STR. The Christmas and New Year’s holidays seem to be the cause of the slump. Hurricane-impacted markets continue to fare well. For more, read the full report.  Also, be sure to check out the December 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.
Ferguson Enterprises
Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, LLC
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United Insurance Agencies
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Featured Member Benefit

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Industry News
The hotel industry unveiled several new brands in 2017. Take a look at six noteworthy additions. (Source: Hotel News Now)
Inspire Hotel Staffing helps local hotel chains and franchises meet the near-constant demand for adequate labor; founders look to grow the business. (Source: Daily News)
A survey indicating sexual harassment of hotel housekeepers is widespread has prompted a California state lawmaker to propose requiring employers to provide "panic button" devices to their employees so they can summon help if abused by a guest. The bill also would require hotels to impose a three-year ban on guests who engage in harassment on the property. (Source: Los Angeles Times)
IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group
Trump International Hotels Management LLC
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