Hotelier Weekly
April 19, 2018
AAHOA News
Last week, the Senate confirmed John Ring to fill the fifth seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). AAHOA President & CEO Chip Rogers states, "We are confident that Mr. Ring will help restore the integrity and evenhandedness of the NLRB which, in recent years, became decidedly activist and appallingly overreaching in its approach to resolving labor disputes." With the NLRB now having a full five members, it may seek to clarify the joint employer standard that was overturned earlier this year.
All owners of any La Quinta, G6, or an RLH Corporation property are eligible to receive a free 2018 AAHOA membership, providing access to exclusive discounts, industry-leading education, advocacy on behalf of hotel owners, and invaluable networking opportunities. Click here

*Offer valid for new AAHOA members only. Not redeemable by current AAHOA lifetime members or annual members who have already purchased a 2018 membership.
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BDK America
Events and Happenings
Join us for the regional meeting closest to you for industry-leading education and access to the top vendors in the hospitality industry.

May 22 - North Pacific Regional Meeting - San Jose, Calif.
May 24 - South Pacific Regional Meeting - Anaheim, Calif.
May 30 - Southwest-Albuquerque Regional Meeting - Albuquerque, NM
 
A charity golf tournament will be held on May 31 in conjunction with the Southwest-Albuquerque Regional Meeting. Proceeds from the event will go to support pediatric cancer research and the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico.
Young professional hoteliers from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C. on May 7-8 to meet with RLH Corporation executives. Attendees will hear from RLH Corp on the history of the brand, current pipeline, brand development, future of the company, and more. The event is limited to the first 50 registrants. Click here to register.
Now is the time to take advantage of an opportunity to meet face-to-face with your lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Your unique knowledge of AAHOA and the hospitality industry is vital for educating our lawmakers on the issues that impact our industry. Join us in D.C. for SNAC on May 8-9. Register here.
 
Throughout the year, AAHOA members will meet with state legislators to continue discussions on issues impacting our industry. Join us at the event closest to you. The next three are:

May 10 - New Jersey State Lobby Day
June 5 - Pennsylvania Legislative Day
June 6 - North Carolina State Legislative Day
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AAHOA Education
As Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel announced during the 2018 AAHOA Convention, AAHOA has revamped its educational offerings to be housed under one roof: the AAHOA HOTEL OWNERS ACADEMYTM. AAHOA offers a multitude of educational offerings, including 1- and 2-day workshops, development days at hotel brands, education sessions at regional meetings, online webinars, and more.
Upcoming Webinars – April 2018

April 24 – 2018 Spring National Advocacy Conference
April 25 – Onboarding to InBoarding
April 25 – Marketing Your Hotel: Key Metrics to Boost Brand Visibility and Increase ROI
April 26 – How Will Voice Search Impact Hotel Marketing?
May 1 – Enhance Your Hotel Assets with CBRE Forecasting & Benchmarking Tools

Check out the AAHOA HOTEL OWNERS ACADEMYTM to view over a hundred past webinars and other educational resources.
In the Market
Overall U.S. RevPAR was up 12.2 percent last week compared to the same time last year, per STR. Group RevPAR was up 105.2 percent whereas transient was down 9 percent. This large differential is mostly due to the Easter holiday. Independent hotels were up 5.3 percent and mid-scale was up 11.5 percent. For more, read the full 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
Clean Brands LLC
Featured Club Blue Member
Featured Platinum/Silver Member

For more information, contact Terry Kline at
  Terry.Kline@myplacehotels.com
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Featured Member Benefit

  • Receive semi-annual hospitality survey reports directly to your email.
  • Reports include information for positions including general manager, front desk manager, sales representatives, housekeeping, and more for all 20 AAHOA regions, aggregated by state.
  • Click here to view the December 2017 report.
Industry News
 The 2018 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook from Deloitte revealed the hotel industry will continue to increase in performance throughout the year. Hotel owners are taking this news as an opportunity to evaluate their finances, and find ways to save time and money. (Source: tnooz)
 
Marriott is revamping its three loyalty programs in an effort to consolidate all guests within the same point system. "We wanted to make sure we had a simplified, unified program so that [agents] can become experts," says Brian King, Marriott's global officer of digital distribution, revenue management, and global sales. (Source: Travel Weekly)
Many hotel owners and staff use email as a primary mode of communication with guests and within the organization. Email marketing is a popular way to engage guests throughout the entire booking process. Learn five best practices that will help you navigate through email marketing and ensure maximum outreach. (Source: Hotel Management)
 
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Trump International Hotels Management LLC
Baywood Hotels
Alliance Laundry Systems-UniMac
 

 

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