Hotelier Weekly
November 29, 2018
AAHOA News
  
AAHOA Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel joined representatives from Marcus & Millichap and Peachtree Hotel Group on Marcus & Millichap's 2019 Investment Forecast Webcast earlier today to explore the impact of Amazon.com's HQ2 selection on the hospitality sector and ways investors can position themselves to take full advantage of a dynamic investment outlook. Click here to view a summary of the webcast and register for upcoming webcasts in the Investment Forecast 2019 series.
  
AAHOA Treasurer Biran Patel will moderate the "Guest Satisfaction in the Age of Digital Communication" panel at the California Lodging Expo & Conference, joined by panelists from Beekeeper, OpenKey, and Protel. Biran will also update attendees during the Industry Luncheon on AAHOA and the lodging industry. Click here for more information and to register.
  
AAHOA Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala and AAHOA President & CEO Chip Rogers will be joining over 20 hotel owners and management company partners in Las Vegas, NV for the Expedia Owners & Management Company Summit on Wednesday, December 5.
  
ISHA, the International Society of Hotel Associations, has invited AAHOA President & CEO Chip Rogers to speak at their 2018 ISHA Winter Summit in Denver, CO on December 3. Chip will provide insight on important legislative issues facing AAHOA members and will also share opportunities for state lodging associations to partner with AAHOA. Click here to learn more.
AAHOA on the Hill
  
The National Labor Relations Board is still accepting comments on a plan to change its legal standard for determining the joint employer standard. The deadline for public comment is Dec. 13. It is imperative that hoteliers show their support for a return to the original joint employer standard. Take a moment now to share your comment here.
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Events and Happenings
  
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:
 
 
In the Market
  
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Luxury (+5.5%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Upscale was the weakest at -0.5%. Upper Midscale (+1.4%) underperformed the industry average. On the low occupancy Thanksgiving week, results were largely as expected last week with U.S. branded hotels ~ +1.5%. While Group RevPAR was moderately strong at +4.7%, Upper Upscale was relatively soft at +0.8% given the holiday week and light business travel. We believe some group demand may be driven by SMERFE (non corporate) groups. Transient leisure appears to once again be the strongest segment given Luxury and Independent outperformance. Day of week RevPAR was relatively consistent most of the week (~ +2-3.5%).” For more, read the full report.
 
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Industry News
  
New York's real estate community is fighting a measure backed by the city's hotel workers' union that would make it difficult to build new properties in certain areas. The measure would restrict any new hotel development in areas that are currently zoned for light manufacturing. (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
  
With the end of the year quickly approaching, hospitality professionals around the country are beginning to wonder what’s in store for the hospitality market in 2019. It feels like a pivotal moment for the industry, with new trends and technologies emerging at a time when the larger marketplace seems to be approaching a turning point. (Source: RE Journals)
  
State lawmakers will vote on legislation that would give private marketing groups the power to force hotel and motel owners to pay fees for advertising. The package of bills could make it harder for hotel and motel owners to refuse to pay levies as high as 5% of their revenue to private marketing bureaus. The legislation has already passed the state Senate. The bills will now go before the state House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation committee. (Source: Michigan Radio)
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