Hotelier Weekly
May 24, 2018
AAHOA members have built a reputation of being reliable partners for top hospitality brands, which is exemplified this week in the grand opening of AAHOA Lifetime Member Hershal Patel's Tru by Hilton hotel in Chicopee, MA. Last year, AAHOA Lifetime Member Champ Patel opened the very first Tru by Hilton hotel in Oklahoma City, OK. Check out our Facebook page for images from the event.
As part of a series of 1- and 2-day workshops, AAHOA will host the Mastering Sales Essentials Workshop on June 28 in Houston, TX. Designed for hoteliers that may not have a designated sales team, the workshop will provide insights on how to foster sales-focused culture and capitalize on incoming inquiries. Seats are limited to the first 60 registrants. Click here to learn more.
On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, AAHOA Southwest Regional Director Imesh Vaidya will host the Southwest - Albuquerque Regional Meeting in Albuquerque, NM. The following day, members will participate in the Southwest Region Charity Golf Tournament, benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. Registration is still open for both events. Click here to learn more.
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Events and Happenings

What did you miss this week? Check out the AAHOA Facebook page to view photos of our members doing great things! This week we covered the G6 Brand Development Day, Tru by Hilton Chicopee Grand Opening, North Pacific Regional meeting, and more.

Town halls are a great opportunity to build your professional network and to learn more about the AAHOA programs and resources available to help you strengthen every aspect of your business. These events are open to all hotel owners, even if you're not already a member. Coming up soon:
May 24 - North Texas Town Hall - Amarillo, TX
May 30 - AAHOA and OHLA Joint Spring Seminar and State Fire Marshal Training - Dayton, OH


Join us for the regional meeting closest to you for access to top vendors, incredible networking opportunities, and region-specific industry updates you won't see anywhere else. These events are open to all hotel owners, even if you're not already a member. Plus, Lifetime Members receive a free Nike polo shirt for attending.

On Tuesday, June 5, hoteliers in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina will go to their respective capitals to meet with their state lawmakers. As hotel owners, AAHOA members are uniquely qualified to speak with their elected officials about issues affecting the hospitality industry and small business owners. Registration for both events is free for AHAOA members. Click here to learn more.
Held in conjunction with HITEC, the Young Professional Hoteliers Conference is designed to bring the next generation together with two days of networking, interactive activities, professional development, and more. Join us on June 21 for a reception at Lucky Strike Houston, and stick around the following day for educational programming targeted specifically toward young professionals. Click here to learn more and register.
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Women hoteliers from across the country will join Hilton executives in McLean, VA for a day of professional development. Attendees will hear from top women executives at Hilton on a variety of subjects, experience Hilton's new Innovation Gallery, and more. Seating is limited, and only five seats are still available. Click here to learn more and register.
The HFTP’s Hotel Finance Advisory Council & Americas Research Center in connection with the AH&LA’s Financial Management Committee (FMC) is conducting a survey to gather information regarding the current 11th edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). The info you provide will assist those working on future editions of the USALI and allow them to update the publication to reflect the current financial and benchmarking practices.  Please click here to complete the survey.
Indiaspora and Pratham USA are conducting a comprehensive survey of Indian-American philanthropic engagement. The purpose of this survey is to gain an understanding of the perspectives, preferences, and ideas of the broader Indian-American community, and to understand the level of engagement by first and second generation individuals of Indian descent. Click here to complete this anonymous and confidential survey.
May 30 – Lessons Learned in Valuing, Marketing, and Selling Your Hotel
May 31 – Ditch the Drops: Pool Testing Made Easy
June 5 – Reputation Management: Proven Tactics for Promoting Your Desired Image
June 7 – The 5 Secret Must-Dos for Business Growth
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, "Last week was another decent clean comp (ex-hurricane impact). Independent hotels once again outperformed branded hotel RevPAR at 190 bps above the aggregate overall U.S. result. RevPAR gains continued to be ADR driven (ADR: +3.5%; occupancy -50 bps)." For more, read the full report. The April Lodging Margin Monitor is also available for review.

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
Marriott is teaming up with various technology companies to offer guests its Marriott Moments platform of bookable destination activities. Activities that have been recommended by local experts are available for booking by anybody, regardless of whether they are staying at a Marriott property. (Source: tnooz)
Hotel owners are thinking of creative ways to make their guests between the ages of 8 and 12 happy. Hotels are coming up with new ways such as tween-friendly poolside activities, Hula-Hoop contests, and water-balloon tosses to engage tweens and keep their families coming back. (Source: Wall Street Journal)
A unique initiative that allows guests to use projection mapping to add decor to walls and ceilings. This can especially be useful for those hotel rooms that are interior rooms and have no windows. "By having 3D video projected to the walls, it feels bigger. We like guests to ask for these rooms and brag about it instead of maybe be booked at last," says Christian Lunden, Nordic Choice's Hobo Hotel's director of future business. (Source: Phocus Wire)
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