Hotelier Weekly
April 4, 2019
This April, as AAHOA celebrates its 30th anniversary during its annual convention in San Diego, Jagruti Panwala will ascend to Chairwoman and become the first female to lead the organization since its founding in 1989. In its April issue, Hotel Management magazine highlights AAHOA throughout its 30 years and profiles Jagruti, where she reflected on her journey and what she still hopes to accomplish. “I’m hoping [being the first female Officer] is not news anymore in the next five or 10 years. That’s what I’d like to see.”
The 2019 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show is right around the corner. Do you still need to register? Do you know which companies will be at the Trade Show? Do you know who’s speaking? If you answered “No” to any of these questions, you need to download the AAHOA 365 App! The App has all the Convention information you need, including registration, daily agendas, speakers, a map of the Trade Show floor, and much more. Stay connected 24 hours a day. Get the AAHOA App from the App Store or Google Play today!
The My Place Hotels Convention at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego will feature AAHOA Chairman Hitesh (H.P.) Patel during its General Session All-Star Panel on April 24. The event is April 23-April 25 and runs in partial concurrence with the 2019 AAHOA Convention in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. On closing night of its event, My Place will partner with AAHOA to co-host a Young Professional Hoteliers Reception at the My Place Convention and to welcome My Place owners to #AAHOACON19.
AAHOA on the Hill
Relationships are vital to success in our business. The same holds true for politics. Join AAHOA and the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association in Harrisburg on April 9 for Pennsylvania Legislative Day. This is your chance to meet face to face with your elected officials to educate them on issues important to small business owners and let them know the impact their decisions have. You can make a difference. Register today.
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Events and Happenings
What have you missed lately? The AAHOA Officers spoke at the Edison, NJ, Town Hall, Interim President & CEO Rachel Humphrey spoke at the California LAS, we held Town Halls in Texas (Killeen and Irving) and Kentucky (Bowling Green and Paducah), as well as a Women Hoteliers Town Hall in South Brunswick, NJ, and so much more! Check out the AAHOA Facebook page to view photos of our members doing great things!
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 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, “Last week's results were largely reflective of an easy holiday comp and was somewhat better than we expected, given the non-holiday week in 2019 vs. the Good Friday/Easter/Passover holidays that started on the weekend of March 30, 2018. The only chain scale that was negative was Luxury (-8.9%). As expected given the holiday shift, Group RevPAR was very strong at +37.1%. The group and business oriented chain scales outperformed, led by Upper Upscale (again as expected).”
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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AAHOA Members: Earn 5 percent of revenue back, reduce OTA fees, and improve your guest-review scores. Plus, get your own personal FREE AAHOA Member app that includes features such as SMS texting, GPS mapping, local-area content, push messaging, and more. This app will help drive more revenue and increase guest engagement at your property. Contact Troy today to get started!
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Industry News
The hotel industry has made a concerted effort to enact sustainability practices, such as saving water and recommending that guests reuse their linens. "Going green" has become a mainstream practice, so much so that 87 percent of travelers said they'd like to travel sustainably, according to's Sustainable Travel Report. Though the industry has made progress in green initiatives, there are more opportunities to seize.
(Source: Eye for Travel )
There's a disconnect in market research: Some reports show that financing for hotels dropped in 2018, while others report that hotel transaction volume increased by 50 percent. Which one is correct? Here's a look at how borrowers and lenders view the market and how to interpret the data.
(Source: National Real Estate Investor)
A lot has happened in the past two weeks in the social media marketing world, with Twitter and Facebook both updating their tools and analytics reporting. As hotels and resorts tackle the Spring Break rush and prepare for the upcoming summer busy season, now is as good a time as ever to make sure you’re up to date with all the changes and also using them to your best benefit.
(Souce: Hotel News Resource)
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