Hotelier Weekly
June 7, 2018

AAHOA Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel attended the premiere of A Child’s Voice, the latest movie by No Restrictions Entertainment which focuses on the issue of human trafficking. AAHOA continues our efforts to raise awareness of and train hoteliers on how to prevent human trafficking in our industry. Learn more at

The Nashville Business Journal recently interviewed AAHOA member Dee Patel, general manager of The Hermitage Hotel. When asked about the hardest part of her job, Patel responded, "There’s no perfect day. ... You are reliant on the human element, and mistakes are going to happen." Click here to read more.
AAHOA on the Hill
In a letter to three senators, National Labor Relations Board Chairman John Ring laid out a near-term timeline for the promulgation of rulemaking on the joint employment standard, noting that it would begin "as soon as possible, but certainly by this summer." You can read the letter here.

The Senate passed HR 4743, the Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act, which will increase the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) oversight authority over the 7(a) Loan Program. For more information, click here.

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
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 NYU Conference, Southwest Region Charity Golf Tournament, Pennsylvania Legislative Day, Rally in Raleigh, and more.
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
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:


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
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.  Learn more and register here.
How do you increase your revenue 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 the Market

 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, "Last week was another generally clean comp (ex-2017 hurricane impact). There were a few markets with strongly positive or negative Group performance (Houston Group RevPAR was +70.2%; Nashville was +62.0%). That being said, for a holiday week and in light of relatively strong leisure demand trends, we did not see materially stronger ADR growth last week." Read the full report here.

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 partners with JF Capital Advisors to provide monthly reports with detailed financial analyses of the trading levels, valuations, and credit statistics of the publicly traded hotel companies (both REITs and C-Corps) in the United States. View the full report and a helpful explanation here.
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Industry News
A luxury hotel in Singapore is expected to host President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their summit. The hotel has 112 rooms and currently has no available bookings for the day of the summit. Delegations from both North Korea and the U.S. met at the hotel multiple times last week to prepare for the summit. (Source: CNN, Image: Capella Singapore)
The performance of U.S. hotels is exceeding the original forecasts by experts and some analysts are beginning to revise their original predictions. "We continue to be impressed by the ability of the U.S. economy to support demand growth for accommodations away from home," shares Mark Woodworth, senior managing director of CBRE Hotels' Americas Research. (Source: Hotel Management)
The hospitality industry caught the eye of makeup mogul Bobbi Brown. She gave a historic New Jersey hotel, The George Inn, a makeover. The 32-room boutique hotel has a brick structure and was styled with a color scheme of gray, white, and red. (Source: Forbes)
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