Hotelier Weekly
May 23, 2019
Education sessions were the stars of the day Tuesday at the North Pacific Regional Conference & Trade Show, the largest one-day conference and trade show in Northern California. The 12 education sessions offered, including "New Safety & Security Laws and Trends in Hospitality" and “Landmines to Avoid When Hiring Workers,” had nearly 400 attendees at the free event, co-sponsored by AAHOA and the California Hotel and Lodging Association. The trade show also was a big hit as the 125 booths saw spirited activity.
AAHOA and CHLA members turned out today in Anaheim, CA, for the South Pacific Regional Conference & Trade Show. The free event, co-sponsored by AAHOA and the California Hotel and Lodging Association and held at the Anaheim Marriott, is the largest one-day conference and trade show in Southern California. South Pacific Regional Director Mike Riverside will welcome AAHOA and CHLA members for a day of education sessions, as well as a trade show with vendors offering the latest products and services.
Hotel owners, developers, and investors gathered today as Hotel ROI brought its education series to Anaheim, CA, as part of the AAHOA South Pacific Regional Conference & Trade Show. The session, tailored specifically for Southern California, focused on hotel development and explored local Opportunity Zones created by the 2017 Tax Reform & Jobs Act. The discussion kicked off with an industry update highlighting region trends.
On May 29 in Chicago, AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala will be a featured guest speaker at ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality. Jagruti, the first chairwoman in AAHOA’s history, will participate in the A Seat at the Table panel discussion. She will share valuable insights and lessons learned on her journey to the top of AAHOA leadership, as well as her experience as a woman in a male-dominated industry.
AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala and Interim President & CEO Rachel Humphrey will represent AAHOA at ALIS Summer Updates this year. Jagruti will be on the View from the Boardroom panel and give closing remarks at the Los Angeles event on July 9, while Rachel will perform the same functions in Chicago on July 11. AAHOA has partnered with ALIS to co-host the updates, which focus on hotel development and provide attendees with the chance to network with the hotel investment community. Register here.
AAHOA Vice Chairman Biran Patel and Treasurer Vinay presented the hotelier’s perspective at HD Expo, held May 15-17 in Las Vegas. Biran gave his insight in the HD/ISHP Town Hall: Owners’ Roundtable, while Vinay contributed his expertise in the Development 101 discussion. More than 900 exhibitors showing off the hottest trend-setting products in the hospitality industry attended HD Expo, which brought together designers, developers, purchasing firms, and ownership groups.
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What have you missed this week? Vice Chairman Biran Patel and Treasurer Vinay Patel represented AAHOA at HD Expo in Las Vegas; Washington D.C. Area Regional Director Sandip Patel talked about how his Holiday Inn Express in La Plata, MD, is participating in IHG Corporate's Renovation Donation Initiative in Owner magazine; Gulf Regional Director Nick Zaver and AAHOA Members attended a President Trump speech in Louisiana, and 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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Sustainability is becoming more and more important to today's travelers. A recent poll showed 68 percent of travelers are more likely to consider eco-friendly accommodations. Better Buildings hospitality partners are demonstrating leadership by setting aggressive sustainability goals at the corporate level and making conscious efforts to engage staff in energy-efficiency efforts at all levels. Read about the priorities the hospitality sector has helped advance in the 2019 Better Buildings Annual Progress Report.
In the Market
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Upper Midscale (+2.3%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Upscale was the weakest at +1.0%. Midscale (+1.1%) underperformed the industry average. Last week was a relatively clean comp. We noticed modestly stronger Group RevPAR (+4.9%), which could be partly driven from some catch-up following the extended Spring Break season in March and April. That being said, while overall results were a bit better than recent trends, there was nothing too spectacular about last week's results and in our view fairly reflective of a normal run-rate going forward (using +1.5% as a base RevPAR +/- 150 bps for a normal week).” For more, read the full report.
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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Industry News
While the Americans with Disabilities Act requires accommodation for physical disabilities, travelers with autism require a different kind of care. That's why Autism Double-Checked is introducing a training program to the hospitality industry so that hotel staffs across the U.S. are prepared to handle the particular needs of these travelers. 
(Source: Hotel Business)
From the gig economy to wellness trends, the hospitality industry has to keep up with each advancement and disruptor. Hotels like Enniscore, Accor, and others are implementing tactics in areas such as guest experience and technology to compete with these disruptors and react appropriately in the face of change.
(Source: HOTELS)
Valencia College received a $1.5 million donation from Disney to support the college's culinary and hospitality programs. The donation is expected to fund technology for the programs' classrooms, a demo kitchen, and a beverage lab. Disney World's culinary team also helped update the school's curriculum. 
(Source: Orlando Weekly)
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