Hotelier Weekly
April 18, 2019
AAHOA Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel will be a featured speaker on The All-Star Panel during the General Session at The My Place Hotels Convention on April 24 in San Diego, CA. Hitesh will join other industry leaders for a high-level discussion on the latest topics surrounding hotel development and ownership. The My Place Convention takes place April 23-25 at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego and runs in partial concurrence with the 2019 AAHOA Convention in the historic Gaslamp Quarter.
The 2019 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show is just days away. There will be education sessions, networking opportunities, and events too numerous to list. To keep it all organized, download the AAHOA App. The AAHOA App has all the Convention info you need to get the most bang for your buck. Customize your daily agenda, check out our great speakers and vendors, and much more. Stay connected 24 hours a day, for Convention and beyond. Get the AAHOA App from the App Store or Google Play today!
We will open the 2019 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show with a Welcome Reception at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. The reception is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 and will give attendees the chance to mingle with hotel owners, vendors, and industry executives, all in one of baseball's most spectacular stadiums. Remember: To get into the reception, you'll need your Convention badge, Convention wristband, AND Petco Park ticket. Pick them up at registration then head on over!
AAHOA is taking over San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter with a Block Party 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with thousands of our closest friends. Come immerse yourself in the rich Victorian architecture and history of the district while you partake of cuisine from world-renowned chefs, dance to live music, and enjoy fabulous networking opportunities with vendors and other hotel owners. Located within walking distance of the convention center, this party is one you don't want to miss!
Credit card disputes, employment lawsuits, and ADA compliance are some of the biggest issues hoteliers face. This year at the 2019 AAHOA Convention, learn the most effective ways of handling these situations and others in one of our 18 education sessions designed with you in mind Top hospitality experts will share myths and pitfalls surrounding these issues and also provide best-practice tips on how to avoid them altogether. Register today to attend one or all!
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Events and Happenings
What have you missed this week? Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala spoke with No Vacancy host Glenn Haussman about what to expect at the 2019 AAHOA Convention, Treasurer Biran Patel was nominated for Hotel Interactive Network's Young Executive of the Year Award (Vote now!), Florida Regional Director Bharat Patel hosted a successful Town Hall in Ft. Lauderdale, and so much more! Check out the AAHOA Facebook page to see 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 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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AAHOA Education
This year, for the first time ever, AAHOA is offering four certificate programs to attendees at the 2019 AAHOA Convention: Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA), BEST Inhospitable to Human Trafficking Training sponsored by AAHOA, Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (MIPP) Training, and Certificate in Hotel Ownership (CHO) Recertification. Don't miss out on these opportunities. Sign up today!
In the Market
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Upper Upscale (+7.1%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Upscale was the weakest at +4.3%. Upper Midscale (+6.0%) also underperformed the industry average. Last week was a continuation of the strong y/y Easter shift comp given Passover/Easter over the prior week in 2018 (weekend of March 30, 2018). The easy calendar shift was particularly evident with Group RevPAR +9.9% and the corporate-leaning Upper Upscale segment at +7.1% (the best result of the chain scales).” For more, read the full report. Also, check out March'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 has partnered with AutoClerk to offer AAHOA*PMS, a property management system designed specifically for AAHOA Members. If you sign up for both Chase Merchant Services and AutoClerk, AAHOA will pay your set-up fee ($99) and the cost of your first month for each property. Visit for more details and to sign up now.
Featured Platinum/Silver Member
Sonu Satellite is a leading national hospitality supplier of entertainment technology and amenities. Our company has been serving hotel owners from coast to coast for more than 20 years. Our knowledgeable staff, diverse distribution channels, and vast network of technicians are focused on providing top-notch customer service to our roster of national accounts. Contact Neil Doshi or call 877-999-7668 for current pricing and promotions.
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Featured Member Benefit
Get a group-rated health plan for hotel member employers and various discounts on medical, dental, vision, disability, accident, and more. AAHOA Members also qualify for a free Pharmacy Discount Card program, saving up to 75 percent on all FDA-approved prescriptions. A discounted Health Savings Account and discounts on website accessibility solutions related to the Americans with Disabilities Act also are available. For more info, contact Kimberlee Vandervoorn or visit
Industry News
Hotel Management's Thirty Under 30 class gives advice to those considering a career in the hospitality industry. Their tips range from keeping your focus on service and remaining flexible to getting started as soon as possible. Get more invaluable advice from millennials who have already embarked on their careers in the hospitality industry.
(Source: Hotel Management)
The hospitality industry has set standards on how to protect guests' data with an intent to prevent a breach, but what should you do in the event that the prevention fails? Data privacy experts advise what we should take away from the Starwood data breach, including best approaches to database security and transparency about that security.
(Source: Hotel News Now)
From Hollywood to Wall Street, people are coming forward with complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace. Each industry has a different way of handling the allegations, but those in hospitality face a unique challenge: employees regularly work face to face with fellow employees and guests. Who is ultimately liable if a worker is harassed, the owner or the operator? Read more to learn how hotel management can navigate each case.
(Source: People Matters)
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