Hotelier Weekly
February 28, 2019
Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel will be a guest speaker at the California Lodging Investment Conference on March 7 in Orange County, CA. He will give an update on the state of AAHOA at the event, which focuses exclusively on the California market and is designed to bring together lodging pros in California for a day of professional development and networking. Register using promo code “AAHOA” and get 20 percent off!
Secretary Vinay Patel will speak at Meet the Money 2019, a national conference focused on hotel investment, finance, and value creation. The event, now in its 28th year, is slated for May 6-8 in Los Angeles. It provides a great environment for forging relationships, negotiating deals, and interacting with experts in hotel investment, development, and operation. Register today using promo code "AAHOA" for a $200 discount.
AAHOA on the Hill
AAHOA has filed a petition challenging the Florida Department of Revenue’s voluntary tax collection agreement (VCA) with Airbnb. The challenge alleges the VCA was adopted without following the proper rule-making process, and the Department lacked the legislative authority to enter into the agreement. Read more...
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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! Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel and Secretary Vinay Patel were featured at the IMN New Hotel Construction & Development Forum (East). Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala addressed students at the University of Houston Career Fair Luncheon, HP spoke at Texas Converge On the Capitol in Austin, and so much more!
Town Halls are a great opportunity to build your professional network and 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:
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
Kennesaw State is accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position as the Michael A. Leven Endowed Chair and Associate Professor or Professor of Hospitality in the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality, slated to begin in the fall. Michael A. Leven is one of the Founding Members of AAHOA. For a full description, deadlines, and procedures, visit
In the Market
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Luxury (+0.3%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Midscale was the weakest at -3.6%. Upper Midscale (-1.8%) also underperformed the industry average.  Occupancy growth is continuing to go negative for branded hotels. We first called out this trend last month. Month-to-date we see the greatest occupancy weakness in Luxury and Upscale although unlike Upscale, Luxury ADR growth is offsetting negative occupancy. Notably, occupancy was negative -1.7% last week y/y.” 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
HBO, the oldest and longest continuously operating pay TV service in the U.S., is offering AAHOA Members the chance to earn money back. Members get a rebate of $9 per room (5-year contract) or $7 per room (3-year contract) when they add the service at their properties. Click here today to complete the rebate form and get started.
Featured Platinum/Silver Member
CrediVia is a cloud-based platform that directly connects hospitality lenders and borrowers. Its online marketplace has reworked loan applications to be simple, efficient, and transparent for both parties – without sacrificing the integrity or quality of the hotel lending process. Contact Heather Duvall or visit the website today.
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Featured Member Benefit
AAHOA has partnered with CBRE to supply state- and region-specific benchmarking, trend, and forecasting data at all our Regional Conferences this year. AAHOA Members receive a 10-percent discount on CBRE’s Hotel Horizons econometric forecast reports of 60 major markets in the U.S. Click here to view additional benefits. Contact CBRE Client Services at 855-223-1200 or to claim your discount.
Industry News
In the past three years, the hospitality industry has — slowly but surely — seen more traditional hotel companies begin to embrace homesharing, with companies like Accor, Marriott, and Hyatt testing it out and investing in it in various ways.
(Source: Skift)
Hotel management discussions often revolve around marketing and guest experience but may leave out a crucial factor: waste management. Waste management is a massive undertaking for the hospitality industry, but there are ways to streamline the process.
(Source: HospitalityNet)
There are hundreds of marketing tips and tricks across the hospitality industry, but what works for others industries isn't necessarily effective for hospitality. Here is a list of marketing tips that have been proven effective by members of the hospitality industry.
(Source: HospitalityNet)
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