Hotelier Weekly
April 25, 2019
With all the amazing events and education sessions taking place this week at the 2019 AAHOA Convention, it would be easy to miss out on some of them. After all, you can't be everywhere at once. Don't worry, though, because we have you covered! Each day of Convention, you'll receive a recap via email of all the previous day’s events and sessions. We'll even include a quick agenda of the next day's activities to help you better plan your day and budget your time to get the most out of your experience!
AAHOA announced the list of keynote speakers and entertainers who will be appearing this week at the 2019 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show in San Diego. The convention marks the association’s 30th Anniversary and is projected to attract more than 8,100 hoteliers and hospitality-industry professionals for world-class educational sessions and a nearly 800-booth trade show floor, and on-site conferences for women hoteliers, independent hoteliers, and young professional hoteliers. Read full article here.
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Events and Happenings
The 2019 AAHOA Convention is ramping up, with events, sessions, and a top-notch Trade Show! We hit the ground running on the first day with four certificate program sessions designed for your enrichment, then officially opened the festivities with a fun-filled Welcome Reception in Petco Park before kicking off our 18 educational offerings the next day. Check the AAHOA Facebook page to stay abreast of all the happenings. For those who aren’t in San Diego, it’s sure to inspire you to start planning now to join us in Orlando April 13-16 next year!
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
The Better Buildings Alliance has developed a new guide titled “Working with Your Utility on Energy Efficiency” that provides an overview of the different types of cost-effective energy-efficiency services and incentives utilized by Better Buildings partners. It also provides sample questions to ask your utility representative to help you determine if these or similar offerings are available to you. In addition, you will find links to relevant partner solutions covering energy audits, benchmarking, education and training, rebates, and financing.
In the Market
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Luxury (-1.9%) was the ‘strongest’ chain scale for branded hotels; Upper Upscale was the weakest at -13.7%. Upper Midscale (-11.6%) and Upscale (-12.0%) also underperformed the industry average. Last week was a very tough holiday comp given Good Friday/Easter/Passover impacting corporate travel most of the week. This was as expected. Monday RevPAR was +1.7%, but day of week RevPAR was progressively worse through Saturday (-22.6%).”
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
As North America’s leading hospitality procurement services provider, Avendra offers AAHOA Members competitive pricing from from its 800+ supplier contracts. Earn huge savings on engineering, rooms operations, administrative, replacement FF&E, and more! Visit or call 866-AVENDRA and start saving today!
Featured Platinum/Silver Member
Spectrum Enterprise Solutions builds business-to-business solutions with a people-to-people focus, providing the bandwidth and support customers need to accelerate business. Charter’s largest customers enjoy enterprise-grade voice, video, data, network, cloud, and managed services via a flexible and secure fiber-based network. For more information, contact David Fitts today!
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Featured Member Benefit
Dell empowers business owners to use technology to realize their dreams. Now, the computer technology giant has partnered with AAHOA to bring members savings of 30 percent to 40 percent off the everyday price on their systems and Dell-branded electronics and accessories! Visit to shop or call 800-757-8442 today. Please mention you are an AAHOA Member and use Member ID 530002735094.
Industry News
Internet of Things and artificial intelligence have found a place within the hospitality industry, but next on the list is augmented reality. AR has given hoteliers the ability to sell the physical environments of their properties, but there's much more that AR has to offer the hotel industry.
(Source: IoT For All)
“Managers in our industry need to have a ‘hands-on’ and ‘do-whatever-it-takes’ approach," says Pat Fontaine, executive director of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association. The newly proposed federal worker overtime rules could affect how managers work in the hospitality industry and risk changing that approach.
(Source: Mississippi Business Journal )
Google Hotel Ads is a source to tap for hoteliers who want to keep the focus on direct bookings, rather than bookings through OTAs. Users will be able to search for hotels based on price, room rating, and location, and also view room photos -- everything a traveler needs to make that big decision on where to stay.
(Source: Hospitality Net)
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