Hotelier Weekly
January 10, 2019
AAHOA News
  
In mid-2019, AAHOA will launch a new online portal that will enable hoteliers and industry partners to customize their entire AAHOA experience. Users will be able to see their registrations at a glance, ask AAHOA to keep them informed on the industry issues that are most important to them, and identify the professional development and educational opportunities they would like to explore. For an easy first-time log in experience, make sure we have your email and mobile phone on file by May 1. Contact our membership team now at 404-816-5759 or info@aahoa.com to update.
  
AAHOA will hold 30 Regional Conferences throughout 2019. Many have already been scheduled, and more are being added every day! Check out the AAHOA Events Calendar for upcoming dates and locations. Don’t miss the first Regional Conference of the year in Albuquerque, NM on March 19.
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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BDK America
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:
 
 
 
Natural Stone Gallery
AAHOA Education
  
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and AAHOA is committed to promoting awareness of human trafficking by educating hoteliers on how to spot and report any suspicious activity. We encourage all members and their staffs to take advantage of one of AAHOA's FREE training options during the month of January. Click here to view available training options.
In the Market
  
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Luxury (+13.6%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Upscale was the weakest at -3.2%. Midscale (-0.6%) and Upper Midscale (-2.2%) underperformed the industry average. As expected, the extended New Year's holiday week (New Year's Day shifting to a Tuesday from a Monday) led to a longer holiday weekend and stronger leisure demand into the start of the week. However, RevPAR turned negative on Wednesday (-4.9%) and was generally down for the rest of the week. Sunday RevPAR was -23.3% (down due to the y/y holiday comp) but this was followed by Monday RevPAR of +100.7%.” 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. 
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Featured Club Blue Member
  
The majority of people’s lives are spent in and around places (often within 5 miles), whether that’s at home, work, or away at a hotel. There’s a need to organize information in and around these places saving people time and making the information more useful, accessible, and rewarding. That’s what Zonetail does. We call it "anchored local." Location-based apps such as Yelp and Trip Advisor provide unstructured, general area information.
Featured Platinum/Silver Member
  
RLH Corporation (NYSE: RLH) is a hospitality company engaged in the franchising, ownership, and operation of hotels. Founded in 1959, RLH Corporation traces its roots to the Pacific Northwest and is currently expanding across the United States. The company has more than 50 hotels among two primary brands: Red Lion Hotels (midscale and upper midscale full service) and Red Lion Inn & Suites (midscale limited and select service). Currently, under development is a third upscale brand targeting the top 80 U.S. markets.
P&G Professional
Featured Member Benefit
  
AAHOA members receive semi-annual hospitality survey reports directly to your email. Reports include information for positions, including general manager, front desk manager, sales representatives, housekeeping, and more for all 20 AAHOA regions, aggregated by state.
Industry News
  
As the partial U.S. federal government shutdown hits the two-week mark, the hotel industry is on watch as the closure of facilities at national parks have impacted tourism. AAHOA, CBRE, and Best Western Plus general manager weigh in on the ongoing partial shutdown. (Source: Hotel Business)
  
The standard for determining joint employment status has been in a state of near-constant flux for more than three years. The back-and-forth has subjected employers to much indigestion when trying to determine which employees are considered under their authority, impacting organizing campaigns, unfair labor practice charges, and a host of other workplace issues. (Source: JDSUPRA)
  
Based on data presented in the December 2018 edition of “Hotel Horizons,” we find a correlation between the occupancy level, changes in occupancy and changes in ADR in the 60 markets within the Horizons universe. It is apparent that property-level operators in high-performing markets are taking advantage of the basics of supply and demand when setting their room rates. (Source: Hotel Management)
IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group
Baywood Hotels
Today's Hotelier: In Case You Missed It

Contents

AAHOA's effort to end modern-day slavery

Advocating for pro-growth policies

Tax reform changes require close study and potential shifts in strategy for the hospitality industry

In-depth look at three dining trends for 2019

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