Hotelier Weekly
December 20, 2018
The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) announced that Chip Rogers will step down as President and CEO to pursue an opportunity as President and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). Rogers will work with AAHOA’s leadership through early 2019 to ensure an effective transition and the success of ongoing projects and relationships.
In honor of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month, AAHOA will be sponsoring a week of training events for hoteliers and employees across the U.S. from January 28 - February 2. Through our partnership with Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST) our comprehensive training is available to every AAHOA member at no cost. Our goal is to bring together as many hotel industry personnel as possible to get the skills they need to help in the fight against human trafficking. Be on the lookout for more information on training events near you!
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 has been extended to Jan. 14. 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
As SunTrust Robinson Humphrey wrote, “Last week had an easy calendar shift given that Chanukah began on the evening of Tuesday, December 12th last year (vs. starting on Sunday, December 2nd this year). The day of week results indicated the impact of the calendar shift (Monday RevPAR +1.9%; Tuesday to Thursday averaged +6.6%). The greatest impact to last week's results came from Group RevPAR which was +16.5%. As we have previously discussed, we can see the impact of easy comp calendar shifts with a Group impact on the Luxury and Upper Upscale results, which were the two strongest RevPAR results by chain scales last week. Luxury (+7.6%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Midscale was the weakest at +1.4%. Upper Midscale (+2.3%) also underperformed the industry average.” For more, read the full report. Also, check out October's 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. 
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Headquartered in London and Spokane, WA, Magnuson Hotels is a top 10 global chain and markets over 1,000 hotels across six countries and three continents. Founded in 2003, Magnuson Hotels quickly became the world's largest independent hotel group with its pioneering low cost alternative to hotel franchising model, serving a hotel membership base equaling over 75% AAHOA members. Today, Magnuson has become the fastest growing hotel brand in history, adding more new hotels in the last 10 years than 8 of the top 10 chains combined. Magnuson Hotels' newly formed global alliance with Chinese operator Jin Jiang Hotels will form a consortium of over 8,000 hotels worldwide with over 800,000 rooms, equal to the size of a top-5 global hotel chain. For more information, visit
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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, over 4,500 hotels and more than 660,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards with over 61 million members worldwide. For more information, visit
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Featured Member Benefit
As an AAHOA member, you have access to reports from SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. The weekly RevPAR Recap provides a summary synopsis of key takeaways from the most recent lodging industry RevPAR results, highlighting segmentation, top markets, calendar/holiday shifts, and chain scale comparative analysis. The Monthly Monitor is the signature report that provides a deep dive into current industry trends and provides investors and industry leaders with forecasts of lodging industry performance. This report includes detailed trends for the major-customer segments and top markets.
Industry News
With the pressure on, AAHOA’s Jagruti Panwala has a game plan in place for the coming year. “Being the first chairwoman—it’s a lot of responsibility,” she said. While some of her priorities for 2019 are pulled from ongoing AAHOA initiatives, there are other items on her agenda she’s been waiting to push forward to change the association for better. (Source: Hotel Business)
A notorious attorney who's been temporarily banned from practicing law in Arizona is now filing lawsuits in San Diego. Peter Strojnik has made multiple headlines with his reputation for filing frivolous disability lawsuits. His tactics have been highly controversial. Critics argue that he unfairly targets and drains mom-and-pop businesses. (Source: 10 News San Diego)
We live in interesting times. Each day, we cannot be sure which way the stock market will swing, with its volatile nature and seemingly knee-jerk reactions to the trade and policy headline of the day. If the stock market serves as a leading indicator of times to come, the economy in 2019 is likely to slow. (Source: Hotel News Resource)
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