Hotelier Weekly
February 7, 2019
AAHOA News
  
AAHOA Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala will be the featured guest at the BLLA Boutique Boot Camp in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 11. She will join Frances Kiradjian, BLLA founder and CEO, in a workshop titled Progressive & Inclusive Leadership, where they will discuss leadership and engagement in the hospitality industry. Use promo code "AAHOA20" to participate at a discounted rate. Learn more and register here.
AAHOA on the Hill
  
On Tuesday, President Trump delivered the State of the Union address. AAHOA Interim President and CEO Rachel Humphrey called on President Trump and congressional leaders to work together to address the issues affecting the hotel industry and to avoid the type of discord that resulted in the longest government shutdown on record. You can read her statement here.
  
We all know how important relationships are in our business. The same holds true for politics. Join AAHOA and the Arkansas Hospitality Association on Tuesday, February 12 in Little Rock for Arkansas State Capitol Lobby Day. Meet with your state legislators, build new relationships, and strengthen existing ones. Your voice can make a difference on the issues that matter most to you and your business. Register today.
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Events and Happenings
  
What have you missed? Check out the AAHOA Facebook page to view photos of our members doing great things! In the past weeks, Lifetime Member Trusha Patel conducted a Human Trafficking Awareness Training seminar in Dallas, we partnered with the Choice Hotels Owners Council for a successful Town Hall in Orlando, we gathered at the state capitol for Oklahoma Hospitality Day, and so much more!
  
Join us for the Regional Conference 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 golf shirt for attending.
 
 
 
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AAHOA Education
  
Florida Regional Director Bharat Patel recently participated in the Hospitality Speakers Series hosted by the College of Hospitality & Tourism at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Click here to learn about the insights he shared with the industry's next generation.
In the Market
  
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Luxury (+6.4%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Midscale was the weakest at -1.3%. Upper Midscale (-0.6%) also underperformed the industry average. Last week's STR results were a continuation of the MLK holiday shift impact with Groups shifting into last week from the prior holiday week. This was as expected. Group vs. Transient results indicated this impact (+9.6% and +0.7%, respectively).” For more, read the full report. Also, check out January'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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Featured Club Blue Member
  
AAHOA Members will enjoy simplified pricing for credit card processing and a dedicated AAHOA-specific customer service team, with no long-term agreement and no obligation. Click here for a complimentary account review, and watch this video to learn more about the AAHOA and Chase partnership.
Featured Platinum/Silver Member
  
This direct, full-service lender is focused on the hospitality industry. Being closely aligned to the leading organizations and brands in the our industry, Access Point Financial is able to provide tailored loans and capital lease programs to meet the specific needs of hotel owners. Click here to visit the website or contact Rhona Loerzel for more information.
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Featured Member Benefit
  
No Vacancy with Glenn Haussman is the travel industry’s most exciting podcast. It's a fun, fast-paced, genre-bending program that peels back the veneer of the travel business. Click here to subscribe to the No Vacancy podcast, and follow Glenn on Twitter.
Industry News
  
With demand for cutting-edge lodging options for travelers currently trending in the market, outdoor lodging company AutoCamp seeks to deliver a unique entrant for overnight stays: the combination of a full luxury hotel experience with the sparse accomodations of a campsite.
(Source: National Real Estate Investor)
  
As noted in a recent State of Business Travel survey, the habit of combining business trips with lesiure activities (known as "Bleisure") is quickly becomilng more popular, with millennials accounting for the lion's share of this new trend's popularity.
(Source: eTurboNews)
 
 
  
Understanding that engaging guests more effectively often results in higher percentages of repeat stays, many hoteliers are beginning to implement better guest-engagement strategies, which must touch on several key areas to be successful.
(Source: HospitalityNet)
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