Hotelier Weekly
March 15, 2018
The Travel Industry Executive Women’s Network (TIEWN) held its fifth annual educational and motivational conference on March 8, timed to coincide with International Women’s Day. The event celebrated female leaders across several industries, sharing successes and challenges to motivate and encourage progressive change within the hospitality and tourism sectors. Leaders in the hotel and lodging sector, airlines, cruise lines, corporate and leisure travel management, technology and tour operation covered a variety of topics that included collaboration as a successful management tool (a feminine strength) and turning complaints into positive action. Read more.
Looking to fuel your revenue management future? The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), producer of the annual industry-leading Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC), will host ROCET (Revenue Optimization Continuing Education & Training) in Houston, New Orleans and Memphis in April. This fast-paced one-day conference will deliver tactical, strategic and leadership insights and solutions for hotel revenue managers. The event is recommended for the full hotel executive team to help develop a collaborative total hotel revenue strategy. AAHOA members receive a special member discount by using code: ROCET-AAHOA during registration.
A small delegation of AAHOA members, including Board Officers Bhavesh Patel, Hitesh Patel, Jagruti Panwala, Biran Patel, board member Lina Patel, and Tina Patel, met with members of congress and their staff on Wednesday. They discussed AAHOA members' roles in combating human trafficking and pushed for the Senate to take up legislation related to codifying the historical joint employer standard and ending ADA drive-by lawsuits.
Just a friendly reminder that the cutoff date to make reservations at the AAHOA group rate has passed at all hotels.
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Events and Happenings

Upcoming Industry Events
Stay in the know about trends and advancements in the hospitality industry by attending some of these upcoming events. The 30th Annual Hunter Hotel Conference, a two-day focus on hotel real estate and finance for hotel owners and investors, will be taking place March 21-23 in Atlanta, Ga. Also later this month, AAHOA and La Quinta will co-host a brand alliance meeting in San Diego, Calif., and on April 4, AAHOA will co-host a members-only brand alliance meeting with Radisson Hotel Group in Orlando. Following that, Hospitality Design will host the HD Expo, May 2-4, in Las Vegas, Nev. This event is a one of the largest hotel design trade shows in the country, offering a wide variety of networking, education, and other programming designed to help build inspiration and idea sharing between hoteliers, commercial designers, architects, developers and suppliers.  

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 – March & April 2018

  • March 20 – Data Breaches – Understanding the Risks
  • April 11 – State of the U.S. Lodging Industry
  • April 17 – Estate Planning Done Right: Know Your Options and Reduce Risks
  • April 19 – Modular Construction: Is it Right for You?
  • April 24 – 2018 Spring National Advocacy Conference
  • April 25 – Marketing Your Hotel: Key Metrics to Boost Brand Visibility and Increase ROI
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 – Human Trafficking Awareness Training (open to non-convention attendees too)
In the Market
Overall U.S. RevPAR was +3.1 percent for the week ending 3/10/2018. Independent hotels were down 1.5 percent compared to this time last year. Economy was strongest for branded hotels at 5.2 percent. Midscale, at 4.8 percent, outperformed the overall U.S. hotel industry average. Chicago (+8.4%) was the strongest of the top five markets: Boston (+4.0%), LA (+6.9%), NYC (+5.1%), and D.C. (-2.0%). For more, read the full report. Also, be sure to check out the Corporate Rate Negotiations report, the January 2017 RevPar report, the Calendar Shift RevPar Roadmap and the Margin Monitor. The Calendar Shift RevPar Roadmap takes a deep dive into how RevPAR is estimated to be impacted by the changing dates of various holidays. The Margin Monitor focuses on hotel profitability trends and specifically for U.S. changes in labor costs.
 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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Industry News
In an attempt to add more hotels onto its platform, Airbnb has made its petitions to hospitality providers more public and transparent with a new campaign. (Source: Skift)
John Kidd, president, COO and CEO of Radisson Hospitality, said that the new Radisson Hotel Group will put owners first, grow the portfolio across the globe and have the two management and leadership teams fully aligned. (Source: Hotel News Now)
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced that it has agreed to acquire a 51 percent stake in Regent Hotels and Resorts for $39 million in cash. IHG will bring Regent into its portfolio at the top end of the luxury segment and will accelerate its growth globally. (Source: Hotel News Resource)
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