Hotelier Weekly
March 22, 2018
The popular real estate and finance conference designed for hotel owners and investors kicked off yesterday at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Among many notable speakers, Canadian venture capitalist, author and media commentator Leonard Brody, who served as the keynote speaker, graced the main stage today. AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers and Kevin Carey, executive vice president of the American Hotel & Lodging Association will speak tomorrow morning, giving an update on legislative and regulatory policy and their impact on the industry. For more information, visit
More than 1,300 franchise owners, general managers, corporate employees and suppliers are expected to attend the annual La Quinta Inns & Suites conference this year. The event, taking place in San Diego, March 22-23, offers an opportunity to learn more about the brand and ways to enhance profitability and visibility. It also provides a platform for knowledge sharing and networking among La Quinta owners. Among other key topics and special guest appearances, the pending Wyndham acquisition will be addressed. AAHOA officers will also be onsite, March 22, for the AAHOA/La Quinta Inns & Suites Brand Alliance Meeting.
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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 – March & April 2018

  • April 11 – State of the U.S. Lodging Industry
  • April 17 – Estate Planning Done Right: Know Your Options and Reduce Risks
  • April 18 – Pests of Public Health Importance
  • 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
  • April 26 – How Will Voice Search Impact Hotel Marketing?
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 up 3.9 percent last week compared to this time last year, per STR. Independent hotels were up 2.8 percent. Though up, midscale proved weakest at 2.1 percent. The Easter holiday is expected to negatively impact results for March; and the Nor'Easter hitting the East Coast may also have some impact. 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
Acquiring a hotel or gaining a new management contract can often become routine, but hoteliers seeking to move into an unfamiliar market should do more to make sure they have all the necessary details. (Source: Hotel News Now)
Mitt Romney has announced he is campaigning for the U.S. Senate in Utah. He is also running for re-election to Marriott International's board of directors, which would mean another pro-hospitality voice could be heading to Washington. (Source: Bloomberg)
Choice Hotels International, franchisor of Cambria Hotels, recently began a new effort centered on multiunit development to more rapidly grow the brand. (Source: Hotel Management)
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