Hotelier Weekly
January 31, 2019
Though Human Trafficking Awareness Month is coming to an end, AAHOA's commitment to promoting awareness and educating hoteliers on how to spot and report suspicious activity isn't. Continue to take advantage of AAHOA's FREE training option so we can stop this human rights tragedy. Visit to view available training options.
AAHOA has appointed Chief Operating Officer Rachel Humphrey to serve as the Interim President and CEO effective January 26. Humphrey will continue to execute her duties as COO during the interim period. The move followed an announcement made in December by then-current President and CEO Chip Rogers that he would step down in late January. Click here to read the full press release.
AAHOA on the Hill
Your state legislators are much more likely to make decisions that benefit you if they understand your needs and concerns. Come share your unique perspective on the industry Wednesday, Feb. 6 during Oklahoma Hospitality Day at the state capitol in Oklahoma City. Brought to you by AAHOA and the Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association, the event also will feature the "A Tasteful Affair" legislative reception. Click here to learn more, and see below for other scheduled state Lobby Days.
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:

February 6 - Southwest Town Hall Meeting - Phoenix, AZ
February 12 - Southwest Town Hall Meeting - Flagstaff, AZ
March 1 - South Pacific Town Hall Meeting - Artesia, CA
March 4 - Georgia Women Hoteliers Town Hall Meeting - Savannah, GA
March 12 - Florida Town Hall Meeting - Tallahassee, FL
March 19 - North Central Women Hoteliers Town Hall Meeting - Cincinnati, OH


American Dryer Corporation
Natural Stone Gallery
AAHOA Education
Is your property energy efficient or is your profit seeping out through the cracks? This webinar will present an overview of the online Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) energy assessment tool, which is designed to diagnose how energy use is distributed and determine ways to save energy and money. Based on your responses, DC Pro will provide a tailored list of best-practice recommendations that can be exported as standalone reports. Click here for more information.
In the Market
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Economy (+1.8%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Upper Upscale was the weakest at -5.8%. Midscale (-0.5%) and Upper Midscale (-1.4%) performed similarly to the industry average.  Last week's STR results were a continuation of the MLK holiday shift (the holiday showed up at the beginning of last week's data making for a very hard comp at the beginning of the week). This was as expected. RevPAR by day results were volatile given the holiday, with Sunday RevPAR of +16.4%, Monday at -14.9%, and a general RevPAR improvement over the course of the rest of the week. We are closely monitoring DC results. While DC had relatively poor RevPAR last week (-10.6%), results were not that different from other top markets.” For more, read the full report. Also, check out November'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.
Clean Brands LLC
Featured Club Blue Member
As North America’s leading hospitality procurement services provider, Avendra offers AAHOA members competitive pricing from its 800+ supplier contracts. Enjoy savings on engineering, rooms operations, administrative, replacement FF&E, and so much more. Visit or call 866-AVENDRA.
Featured Platinum/Silver Member
With nearly 9,000 hotels spanning more than 80 countries around the world, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has a global footprint unlike any other. Whether you’re traveling for business, stopping over on a road trip, or taking a family vacation, our 20 trusted hotel brands will be there to welcome you every step of the way.
P&G Professional
Featured Member Benefit
AAHOA members enjoy a 25-percent discount on the STAR report (during the first year of enrollment), a 15-percent discount on Pipeline reports, a 10-percent discount on the School Break Report, and much more. Click here to view additional benefits. Contact STR at (615) 824-8664, ext. 3504 or
Industry News
As one of the most prevalent adopters of emerging technologies, the hospitality industry is rapidly deploying increasingly sophisticated chatbots for everything from booking hotel rooms to offering basic customer service functions.
(Source: Analytics India Magazine)
According to a recent report from Skift, a research and marketing firm, here are the top trends on the horizon for the travel and hospitality industry, including emerging options for travelers, such as "premium mediocre" and "under-tourism."
(Source: MultiBriefs)
With competition for guests becoming more challenging by the day, the brands doing the best at earning and retaining customers are the ones offering the most personalized experiences and connections.
(Source: Travel Daily News International)
IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group
Baywood Hotels
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