Hotelier Weekly
August 9, 2018
Registration is now open for both attendees and exhibitors for the 2019 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show, taking place April 24-27,2019 in San Diego, CA. Attendees who register before December 1, 2018 are automatically entered to win 4 nights in San Diego during the 2019 AAHOA Convention. Click here to register now and lock in early bird pricing.
On Thursday, August 16, AAHOA Secretary Vinay Patel and past board member Vipul Dayal will both speak at the sold out Hotel Data Conference in Nashville. Vinay Patel will share his tech insights in the "Technology: A Hotel's Best–and Most Feared–Ally" panel, and Vipul Dayal will discuss his experiences in the "Higher Performance? Hotels & the Marijuana Phenomenon" panel. Click here to learn more and join the wait list.
Next Tuesday, August 14, AAHOA is hosting the Georgia Regional Meeting & Trade Show in Atlanta. Attendees can expect to see nearly 100 exhibitors on the trade show floor. Plus, representatives from K&L Gates will hold an education session on ADA website compliance which will review how to assess your own website and find the resources you need to make updates. Learn more and register here.
AAHOA on the Hill
AAHOA Advocacy is scheduling exclusive meetings with Senators and Representatives for AAHOA members during the 2018 Legislative Action Summit, September 12-13 in Washington, DC. Click here to learn more and register today, and ensure that your elected officials hear your voice.

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Events and Happenings
What did you miss this week? Check out the AAHOA Facebook page to view our members doing great things! AAHOA North Texas Regional Director Mayur (Mike) Patel hosted a successful regional meeting, we posted a sneak preview of the speakers for our upcoming Modular Construction Workshop, AAHOA Northeast Regional Director Jayesh R. Patel hosted the first of his three regional meetings for the year, 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:

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.

August 14 - Georgia Regional Meeting - Atlanta, GA
August 21 - Mid South Regional Meeting - Nashville, TN
August 23 - South Central Texas Regional Meeting - Austin, TX
August 28 - Northwest Regional Meeting - Portland, OR

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In the Market

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Luxury (+6.4%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Upper Midscale was the weakest at +2.9%. Midscale (+3.7%) also underperformed the overall US hotel industry average. Last week's results were very similar to the prior week, a largely clean comp although Group was again quite weak in the same week 2017 vs. 2016 comparison (Group was -8.2% in 2017 vs. 2016). For the month of July, we estimate that full-service branded domestic hotels (the typical Hilton, Hyatt, or Marriott hotel) will finish at approximately +2-3% (unchanged from our prior estimate). We estimate that the overall industry will finish approximately +1% (adjusted from our prior estimate of +0-1%). Please note that reported monthly results include hotels that are not in the weekly data set.” 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. an Intersign Company
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Featured Club Blue Member

Customers are at the core of everything Dell does. Dell is focused on delivering affordable business solutions that enable small business owners to make smarter business decisions that impact their bottom line. AAHOA has partnered with Dell to bring members savings (up to 30% - 40% off the everyday price) on their systems and Dell branded electronics and accessories.

Featured Platinum/Silver Member

Diversey provides a vital service. We believe cleaning and hygiene are life essentials. We’re pioneers of the future and creators of connection. Tireless in our pursuit of effective hygiene solutions. Determined to deliver efficient cleaning technologies. We believe that our business is about people. We put humans first whether that be cleaners, employees, or customers. We give our customers total confidence to enable their businesses to grow and thrive.

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Featured Member Benefit

AAHOA has partnered with We Are Fusion to offer branded products to members at discounted prices. AAHOA members can purchase items with the AAHOA logo or with their property or company logo. Uniforms, polo shirts, hats, travel bags, drinkware, and small giveaway items for guests are the most popular products. Visit to begin customizing.

Industry News
It is no secret that customer data is king in the hospitality industry, providing powerful insights to operators that enable them to create personal relationships with their guests. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and operators that leverage guest data must also ensure the safety and security of that data. (Source: Hotel Management)
New Jersey has always enjoyed a vibrant and prosperous restaurant and hospitality business with over 27,000 restaurants and quick service options with 18,000 being full service locations as well as 1,130 hotel properties.  Restaurants have become the driving force in New Jersey’s economy with more than 330,900 jobs or 8 percent of the state’s over all employment. (Source: Total Food Service)
Decreasing numbers of international travelers are visiting the United States. A small decrease (4 percent) was observed in 2017 with a more significant decrease — up to 20 percent from some European countries — in 2018. American tourism is a $1.3 trillion-dollar industry and supports hundreds of thousands of American jobs. (Source: Carroll County Times)
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