Hotelier Weekly
August 16, 2018
AAHOA Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala will join Raakesh Patel of Super 8 and Jay Wrobel from the U.S. Department of Energy on a panel at the Department of Energy's Better Building Summit next week in Cleveland, OH. AAHOA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy to offer resources on energy efficiency and cost savings through sustainability. Learn more about the Better Buildings Summit here.
AAHOA will host two regional meetings next week: one on August 21 in Nashville, TN and on August 23 in Austin, TX. In Nashville, we'll host an education session about how the new tax law is affecting you, your business, and the economy. Scott Joslove, President & CEO of the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, will be our guest speaker in Austin. Register for these and other upcoming regional meetings here.
Is it time you begin considering modular units? How will it affect your finances, product quality, and schedule? Join us in Oklahoma City on September 5 to learn all about modular construction and whether it is a good fit for your next hotel project. (Bonus: The event will be hosted at a modular-constructed hotel!) Click here to learn more and register now.
AAHOA on the Hill
On Friday, August 17 at 10:30 AM, AAHOA is hosting a roundtable with Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) in New Port Richey, FL. The event will include a back of the house tour followed by an update from the Congressman on his work in Washington, DC. Members will also have an opportunity to ask questions and share their stories about the hotel industry. If you are in the area and would like to attend, please RSVP here.
Don't miss your chance to meet face to face with your representatives in Washington. AAHOA's Advocacy Team is scheduling meetings now for the 2018 LAS, September 12-13 in Washington, DC. The earlier you sign up, the easier it will be to schedule meetings with your senators and representatives. Sign up today!
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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 Central Regional Director Naresh (Nick) Patel and Georgia Regional Director Kapil Patel were joined by the AAHOA Officers at two successful regional meetings, we announced Best Western's new hotel concept (Vib), STR held a webinar about using industry reports to plan revenue management, 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 21 - Mid South Regional Meeting - Nashville, TN
August 23 - South Central Texas Regional Meeting - Austin, TX
August 28 - Northwest Regional Meeting - Portland, OR
August 30 - Southwest - Salt Lake City Regional Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT

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In the Market

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Economy (+5.6%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Upscale and Upper Midscale were the weakest at +3.5%. Midscale (+5.4%) outperformed the overall US hotel industry average.  Last week was a relatively clean comp with summer leisure travel being a larger portion of overall demand. Independent hotels (+6.2%) outperformed the national average by 110 bps. Both Transient and Group were relatively strong last week.” For more, read the full report. Also, check out the Lodging Hotel P&L Analyzer 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. an Intersign Company
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Industry News
More than ever, the hospitality industry is looking for ways to increase their productivity and leverage technology for client communications. Business process management (BPM) is one discipline that can assist airlines, hotels and other travel related entities in sustaining innovation and optimization of processes to ensure the consistent delivery of a better customer experience.
Hilton’s new Innovation Gallery at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is filled with products that may soon find their way into a hotel guestroom. They include an earpiece that would translate conversations between employees and guests via an app, as well as a new stress-intervention device.
At many hotels, energy management was (and still is, in some cases,) a task reserved for housekeepers, who are charged with turning the thermostat down when the room is empty or unrented. 
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