Hotelier Weekly
May 10, 2018
Nearly 300 hoteliers from across the country converged in D.C. this week for the AAHOA Spring National Advocacy Conference, where they met with more than 200 senators and representatives to share their stories about how tax reform, ADA lawsuits, joint employer standards and more impact their businesses.
Earlier this week, AAHOA Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala testified before the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access. In her remarks, Panwala focused on the impact of the travel and tourism industry on the American economy. She also highlighted the contributions of hotels and discussed the challenges the industry faces.
The AAHOA Young Professionals Brand Development Day with RLH Corporation took place this past week in Washington, D.C. This marks the first of ten brand development days AAHOA is holding throughout the year. Seats for these events fill quickly, so reserve your seats now to participate in future development days.
SVN Hotels
BDK America
Events and Happenings
Last week, AAHOA Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel and Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala spoke at the HD Expo in Las Vegas. Hitesh (HP) Patel spoke on HD Expo's signature event - the Owners' Roundtable - and Jagruti Panwala shared her insights on "The Future is Female: When Women Lead" Panel.
AAHOA Immediate Past Chairman Bhavesh Patel spoke at the Red Roof Regional Meeting in Chicago this past week, where he shared AAHOA and industry updates with Red Roof Inns owners.
DIRECTV Hospitality / AT&T Business Solutions an Intersign Company
AAHOA Education
Upcoming Webinars – May 2018
May 23 – Green Roofs: A Beautiful, Sustainable and Profitable Addition to Your Hotel
May 24 – Effective Sales Questions: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
May 30 – Lessons Learned in Valuing, Marketing, and Selling Your Hotel
May 31 – Ditch the Drops: Pool Testing Made Easy
Check out the AAHOA HOTEL OWNERS ACADEMYTM to view over a hundred past webinars and other educational resources.
In the Market
As SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, "Midscale led the segments last week at +4.4%. Last week was a relatively clean comp (ex-hurricane impact). We continue to see Transient demand leading Group for most weeks." 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
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United Insurance Agencies
P&G Professional
Featured Member Benefit

  • No booking fee in 2018 for AAHOA members
  • HotelBids is an Online/App to fill last-minute empty rooms
  • Lowest booking fee of 7 percent and it will never increase
  • No parity issues - we do not publish hotel rates
  • Hotels control their rates and room inventory
  • We donate one sleeping bag to the homeless for every booking done on Hotelbids
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Industry News
Online hotel bookings are increasing dramatically, however search engines are finding the volume on travel-related keywords is decreasing. The starting point for online bookings is no longer search engines, but rather a metasearch engine. (Source: tnooz)
Mark your calendars because four years from now you will be able to visit the world's first luxury space hotel. "Our goal is to make space accessible to all," says Frank Bunger the CEO and founder of Orion Span. (Source: CNN)
The next generation of hospitality leaders will be expected to transform their businesses and adapt technology-driven business models. According to a report by Hospitality & Leadership, the next generation of travel leaders must be data and technology-savvy. (Source: Travel Pulse)
IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group
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