The 2018 Young Professional Hoteliers Conference will be held in Houston, TX on June 21-22 in conjunction with HITEC. Young professional attendees will have the opportunity to experience two days of interactive activities, keynote speakers, and professional development. Plus, AAHOA members who register and attend the Young Professional Hoteliers Conference will receive FREE admittance to the HITEC Trade Show. Click here to learn more.
Join AAHOA in observing National Travel & Tourism Week
by traveling to Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Spring National Advocacy Conference. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet face-to-face with your elected representatives in Congress. Your unique knowledge of AAHOA and the hospitality industry is vital for educating our lawmakers on the issues that impact our industry. We encourage you, as a hard-working hotelier and community leader, to take advantage of this chance to engage with lawmakers and make your voice heard. Click here to register.
Debbie Lasko won the special election to fill the vacancy in Arizona's 8th Congressional District. AAHOA supported her candidacy because of her long track record of supporting pro-growth policies that help create jobs. She has demonstrated an understanding of Arizona's small business owners' needs, and we are confident that she will represent the interests of job creators in Washington.
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.
AAHOA members now receive exclusive access to salary information for positions specific to limited/select service hotels. The semi-annual report includes salary information for positions including general manager, front desk manager, sales representatives, housekeeping, and more for all 20 AAHOA regions, aggregated by state. In addition to the reported average wages, the report provides the starting wages for each position. Click here to view the December 2017 report
Upcoming Webinars – May 2018
– Enhance Your Hotel Assets with CBRE Forecasting & Benchmarking Tools
– 2018 Spring National Advocacy Conference
– Tweet All You Want, But Don't Be a Twit: Social Media Risks and Best Practices
Check out the AAHOA HOTEL OWNERS ACADEMYTM
to view over a hundred past webinars and other educational resources.
Overall U.S. RevPAR was up 8.7 percent year over year last week, per STR. Group RevPAR was up 32.9 percent whereas transient was up 1.4 percent. This large differential is mostly due to the calendar shift. Luxury RevPAR was up 12.2 percent, coming from corporate group-oriented hotels. 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.
- AAHOA has joined with the University of Houston Conrad Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management (UH) to offer AAHOA Scholarship. AAHOA will contribute a total of $125,000 to UH over a five-year period, beginning in 2016. The contributions will be matched by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, creating a $250,000 fund to be named the AAHOA Student Assistantship & Scholarship Endowment.
- To find out more about the qualifications or how to apply, please click here.
Researchers at a cybersecurity firm created a device that can create a master key for any hotel and all hotel rooms. A device that can steal data from an old or expired card and allow someone access to any room in the hotel. (Source: engadget)
Hotels around the nation are joining the farm-to-table movement and growing fresh fruits and vegetables on their hotel properties. These hotels offer fresh food at their properties, which attracts guests who value quality. (Source: CNN)
The banning of plastic straws from restaurants in the U.K. is a movement that is trending globally and a hotel in London has joined the efforts. "By replacing the thousands we use each week with biodegradable varieties, I like to think that Edwardian Hotels London is making a small contribution to helping the environment," says the group's director of service excellence.(Source: bar magazine)