Hotelier Weekly
February 22, 2018
On March 5, AAHOA Vice Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel will share thoughts and insight with industry peers and other experts in an editorial discussion hosted by Hotel Business magazine and sponsored by RLH Corporation. The roundtable will focus on what economy and midscale properties can do to build upon established framework, strengthen relationships with franchisors and accommodate today’s new economy traveler. Excerpts from the discussion will appear in the April issue of the magazine.
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Events and Happenings
AAHOA members are encouraged to register for the legislative action days and other events hosted in partnership between AAHOA and state lodging and travel associations in their local area. Consider signing up to help educate legislators about your business.
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AAHOA Education

Upcoming Webinars – February and March 2018

  • Feb. 27 – Your Business Structure: Now More Important Than Ever
  • Feb. 28 – White Collar Exemptions for Hotel Owners
  • March 1 – Groups and Meetings: Digital Processes to Increase Revenue
  • March 6 – Ensuring Safety in the #MeToo Era: Creating a No Tolerance Workplace
  • March 7 – OSHA Compliance - Hazard Communication, Safety Programs & OSHA Recording/Reporting
  • March 8 – How to Close the Equity Gap and Green Your Hotel with PACE Financing
  • March 14 – Keeping Kids Safe in the Workplace: Child Labor Rules for Employers
  • March 15 – Hotel Negotiations Made Easy from a Sales Perspective
  • March 20 – Data Breaches – Understanding the Risks
Check out the AAHOA Resource Library to view over a hundred past webinars and other educational resources.  
The following courses will be offered at the 2018 AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show:
  • March 27 – AAHOA Certified Hotel Owners (CHO) Program (last onsite class for 2018)
  • March 27 – Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics  (seats are going fast)
  • March 27 – Human Trafficking Awareness Training (open to non-convention attendees too)
In the Market
Overall U.S. RevPAR was up 4.4 percent for the week ending 2/17/2018 compared to the prior week's result of 2.6 percent. Independent hotels were up 6.5 percent compared to last year. Midscale came in at 3.7 percent, but underperformed compared to the overall U.S. hotel industry average; economy at 5.8 percent outperformed. For more, read the full report. Also, be sure to check out the newly released Corporate Rate Negotiations report and the January 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 Member Benefit

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Industry News
Company executives' review of fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings indicate Choice’s acquisition of WoodSpring Suites—combined with the success of MainStay Suites—will create opportunities for the company in the extended-stay segment in 2018 and beyond. (Source: Hotel News Now)
A hotel’s brand can’t survive without a quality website that will build awareness and drive conversion. However, sometimes it’s not enough to rely on the site a big brand provides. Unique properties require unique websites. (Source: Hotel Management)
The supply of new hotel rooms entering the U.S. lodging markets will peak in 2018. Based on the recently released March 2018 edition of Hotel Horizons®, CBRE Hotels' Americas Research is forecasting the net addition of approximately 101,000 rooms to the U.S. lodging inventory during 2018, an increase of 2.0 percent over 2017 average annual daily supply. This is the largest number of new rooms to enter the market since the 130,000 rooms that came on line in 2009. (Source:
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