Hotelier Weekly
July 12, 2018

AAHOA is pleased to announce a partnership with United Health Group and the National Restaurant Association to offer healthcare solutions exclusively for AAHOA members. Later this year, AAHOA members will have access to healthcare discounts, an association health plan, a free pharmacy discount card, and website accessibility solutions. Announcements with further information coming soon!

AAHOA Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala, along with top executives from across the hospitality industry, will join forces at the Hotel Management Roundtable sponsored by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts next week. Entitled Diversity in the Hotel Industry, the roundtable will provide an opportunity for these top voices to share their experiences with diversity and what they expect to see in the future.
In the 2018 "Who's Who" in Metro Atlanta's Hospitality Scene published by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, AAHOA President & CEO Chip Rogers was recognized as a top player in the industry. The Who's Who list honors 50 professionals whose leadership in metro Atlanta's hospitality industry spans cultural and entertainment organizations, restaurants and hotels, attractions, and other areas. Others who were recognized include AAHOA Founder Mike Leven, Mit Shah of Noble Investment Group, and Elie Maalouf of IHG. Click here to see the full list.
AAHOA is partnering with STR, AHLEI, and IHCRIE, to offer the Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) workshop to AAHOA members at a steeply discounted rate. Limited to 60 participants, the workshop will show hoteliers how to read industry reports, what to do to keep up with your competition, and how to use these reports to increase revenue.
AAHOA on the Hill

A proposed policy rider in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee FY2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from using funds on an expanded joint employer standard. AAHOA continues to advocate for a statutory fix to return the joint employer standard to its historical definition.

When lawmakers understand your needs, they are more likely to make decisions that benefit you. Join us on Capitol Hill September 12-13 to tell Members of Congress how they can help your business and the hospitality industry. Click here to learn more and register.
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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 our first Mastering Sales Essentials Workshop, Immediate Past Chairman Bhavesh Patel being elected to serve as the NJRHA Treasurer, AAHOA Future Hotelier Jaydevsinh Zala's graduation from the Air Force Academy, and more.
On July 18, AAHOA Upper Midwest Regional Director Kalpesh Joshi and his Upper Midwest Regional Ambassadors will host the first of their three 2018 Regional Meetings next week in Minneapolis. With a sold out trade show and special guest speaker Liz Rammer, the new President & CEO of the Minnesota Lodging Association. Click here to learn more and register.
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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No Restrictions Entertainment recently released "A Child's Voice," a movie dedicated toward giving human trafficking victims a voice and an avenue for justice for the crimes committed against them. AAHOA is pleased to partner with No Restrictions to further our efforts in preventing human trafficking. To learn more and view the movie, visit
In the Market

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, "Last week was impacted by the shift of the July 4th holiday from a Tuesday in 2017 to a Wednesday in 2018. The July 4th shift pushed some corporate business (particularly Group) out of the week of the holiday and into adjacent weeks. Last week reflected this negative impact. However, as a holiday shift from a Tuesday to a Wednesday is not generally as measurable as a shift from a Monday to a Tuesday, we were not surprised that the RevPAR results were modestly negative as opposed to more significantly down. Luxury (+0.9 percent) was the "strongest" chain scale for branded hotels; Upscale and Upper Midscale were the weakest at -3.8 percent. Midscale (-1.4 percent) slightly outperformed the overall U.S. hotel industry average." For more, read the full report. The May 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. an Intersign Company
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Industry News

Let's see how revenue can be managed with the help of modern technology and how big chains are using it today. (Source: Entrepreneur)


The occupancy rate in the United States is the highest it has been in nearly 30 years, and that means good news for average-daily-rate and revenue-per-available-room growth, according to a recent report from Marcus & Millichap. (Source: Hotel Management)


Potential guests provide a variety of detailed personal information. With society’s increasing reliance on technology comes the constant risk of data breaches and theft of personal data, thus it is especially important that the personal data of individuals be protected. (Source: New York Law Journal)

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