Hotelier Weekly
March 7, 2019
AAHOA Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel will be a featured speaker when AAHOA Silver Member My Place Hotels gathers its owners, operators, and partners April 23-26 at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, CA, for its annual convention. The My Place event runs concurrently with the 2019 AAHOA Convention. AAHOA and My Place have partnered to co-host a Young Professional Hoteliers Reception at the My Place Conference and to welcome My Place owners to AAHOACON19. Join us as we take over San Diego!
AAHOA is celebrating a milestone this year – our 30th anniversary. In honor of this achievement, we’re collecting stories of hoteliers across America who have made AAHOA what it is today, and we need yours. Glenn Haussman's No Vacancy Podcast will be broadcasting live from the 2019 AAHOA Convention, and we want you to tell us how AAHOA has helped grow and sustain your business. So, stop by his booth and share your story! We'd love to hear from you! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Google Play.
Korn Ferry, a global giant in executive and professional search, is still accepting applications in its search for AAHOA’s new president and CEO. The firm is seeking a strategic leader and spokesperson, one who will demonstrate strong political and business acumen to serve as the industry’s leading advocate, while overseeing the association’s operations and providing effective staff management. For more info or to apply, click here.
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 in Albany on March 12 at the New York State Capitol Lobby Day or in Tallahassee on March 13 for Florida Tourism Day 2019. Meet with your state legislators to build new relationships and/or strengthen existing ones. Your voice can make a difference on the issues that matter most to you and your business.
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BDK America
Events and Happenings
What have you missed? Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel spoke at the CLIC event in CA, Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala was at the Vancouver, WA, Town Hall, Southwest Regional Director Imesh Vaidya held events in Phoenix and Tucson; South Pacific Regional Director Mike Riverside held a Town Hall in Artesia; Mid South Regional Director Sunil Patel led one in Nashville; and South Central Texas Regional Director Mike co-hosted one in San Antonio with Female Director Western Division Nimisha Patel. Visit our Facebook page today!
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.
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: 
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In the Market
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Luxury (+0.7%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Upscale was the weakest at -1.3%. Upper Midscale (+0.0%) also underperformed the industry average. We believe last week was a clean y/y comp with soft results across the chain scales. While ADR growth was “okay” (+1.3% for the industry and led by +2.7% for Luxury and +2.0% for Upper Upscale), occupancy was -100 bps for the industry and down 100-200 bps for full-service branded hotels.
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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Spectrum Enterprise
Featured Club Blue Member
AAHOA Members can get terms up to 26 years with competitive bank rates on conventional, SBA, and USDA loans in all 50 states, and there are no prepayment penalties for loans under 15 years. Live Bank offers creative capital structures for all your needs, including ground-up construction, acquisitions and conversions, renovations and upgrades, real estate purchases, working capital, and refinancing. Visit the website or contact Rickman Davis today.
Featured Platinum/Silver Member
At Curve Hospitality, we combine creative design solutions with our ability to manufacture and deliver contract furnishings. Our experienced hospitality interior design team works closely with clients to turn their vision into a marketable commercial product. Visit our website or contact Sargent Khan for more information.
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P&G Professional
Featured Member Benefit
Better Buildings provides hotel owners with free technology solutions, market expertise, and a network of peers to identify cost-saving efficiency measures. Contact Holly Carr for more information on the Department of Energy's drive to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings, and industrial plants more energy efficient.
Industry News
Guest expectations are heightened due to innovations in technology and the ever-growing presence of the internet. Hoteliers have managed to match the pressure by adapting to these advancements, and keep in mind that tech will only lead to more benefits.
(Source: Entrepreneur India)
The hospitality industry in Los Angeles is struggling to find affordable labor. From competition in employee pay to rising construction costs, industry experts share their take on these struggles, and how industry professionals can face the challenges.
(Source: Bisnow)
Harsh Patel grew up watching his parents run an independent hotel, where he learned the ins and outs of the hotel business. He learned how to check in guests, make reservations, and every skill needed at a hotel’s front desk. This led Patel to think of ways to streamline the check-in process, and the creation of the Automated Check-in Kiosk.
(Source: Hotel Business)
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