Hotelier Weekly
May 31, 2018

AAHOA Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel and President & CEO Chip Rogers are joining with other hospitality industry leaders to discuss issues important to hotel owners at the 40th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New York on June 4-5. Hitesh will speak during "The Continuing Relevance of Boutique Hotels" workshop moderated by Glenn Haussman, and Chip will moderate a workshop entitled "A New World: The Implications and Benefits of Tax Reform on the Hospitality Industry."


At the upcoming Hotel Business Roundtable hosted by the Wall Street Journal, Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala will contribute to "Culture Shift: Working in 2018 and Beyond," a discussion exploring what the workplace and leadership look like now and how hoteliers can recruit new talent to strengthen their businesses.


AAHOA is proud to announce the newly appointed 2018-2019 committee members. Thank you to the many applicants. It is because of the efforts of our volunteers that AAHOA is able to continue to serve as the voice of America's hotel owners. The 2018-2019 committees can be viewed at any time at

AAHOA on the Hill

AAHOA and AHLA are teaming up this September for the Legislative Action Summit, September 12-13. It is an opportunity for the hotel and lodging industry to highlight issues before Congress. Join us for presentations from government affairs experts about how to effectively advocate, and meet with your lawmakers to let them know about our industry, its economic impact, and how the laws they write affect us all. Sign up at


On Tuesday, AAHOA members in Cincinnati attended a roundtable discussion with Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH). The Congressman participated in a back of the house tour at a Holiday Inn, met with employees, and sat down with several hoteliers to discuss a range of issues including how the recent tax cuts are impacting small businesses. If you are interested in hosting a Member of Congress at your property, please email


AAHOA members worked hard to educate Members of Congress about the benefits of tax reform for the hotel industry. In December 2017, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Please take a moment to share your thoughts on this important legislation and tell us how it is impacting your business. This confidential survey will help AAHOA's government affairs and advocacy team continue to serve you and fight for your interests in Washington.

With over 200 hoteliers visiting Washington to meet with their representatives, AAHOA's Spring National Advocacy Conference was a great success. If you attended, please take one minute to fill out our confidential survey about your experience so we can improve our efforts as we plan our next advocacy conference.
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Events and Happenings

ICYMI: This week, AAHOA's Facebook page features AAHOA members doing great things! We covered the Ecolab Chairman's Reception, the South Pacific Regional Meeting, Town Halls in Texas and Arkansas, a meeting with Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup, and more.


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.

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:
August 15 - Mid-South Town Hall - Knoxville, TN


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.

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AAHOA Education
How do you create a sales-focused culture in your hotel when you don't have a dedicated sales team? Join our workshop in Houston next month to learn how to create an "everybody sells" mindset. Seats are limited to the first 60 registrants, so reserve your spot today!
In partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute, ICHRIE, and STR, AAHOA is pleased to offer members-only access and a steeply discounted rate to the Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) program. The CHIA is the only hotel-related certification for industry professionals focused on analytics. See below for the upcoming programs and register now:

July 31-August 1 – Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (Dallas, TX)
August 8-9 – Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (Detroit, MI)
October 10-11 – Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (Oklahoma City, OK)
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.
In the Market

 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, "Last week was another generally clean comp (ex-2017 hurricane impact and last week's Subtropical Storm Alberto that impacted Florida and the Gulf). The strongest days of the week were early/mid-week (+4-5%). Weekend RevPAR was roughly flat." 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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Featured Member Benefit

  • Monthly reports that track and compare the valuation levels, trading levels, and credit profile of each of the U.S. publicly traded Hotel C-Corps and Hotel Real Estate Investment Trusts.
Industry News
The hospitality industry is predicted to be the fastest growing industry for connected equipment, making them "smart" buildings. Hotel owners are investing time and money in technology with the hopes to create a better guest experience. 
(Source: Seeking Alpha)

There is a class of former hoteliers who visit luxe hotels and grade them on their service standards. These individuals go through a vetting process and training to ensure that a top-tier brand hotel is providing the experience and service that is expected by guests.
(Source: skift)
Hoteliers are constantly searching for new ways to make their properties more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Architect Margot Krasojevic designed a hotel that harnesses the tides from the ocean to create electricity. The building will be constructed using eco-friendly materials and offer guests with a unique experience. 
(Source: Green Matters)
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