Hotelier Weekly
June 6, 2019
AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala touted brand relationships Monday at the
41st NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New
York. She spoke about the importance of maintaining a dialogue with the
brands about OTAs and brand mandates that aren't tied to improving the guest
experience. The event featured general sessions, workshops, and networking
events to provide data, analysis, perspectives, and insights.
AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala will lead the "Enhancing Hospitality Industry Education for Today & Tomorrow" session on June 10 at the International Society of Hotel Associations Summer Meeting in Richmond, VA. She will highlight how education continues to drive member engagement within associations and the importance of enhancing educational offerings for members, such as those available to AAHOA Members through the AAHOA HOTEL OWNERS ACADEMY™.
AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala and Interim President & CEO Rachel Humphrey will each be featured at an ALIS Summer Update this year. Jagruti and Rachel will serve on the View from the Boardroom panels and give closing remarks at the Los Angeles (July 9) and Chicago (July 11) events, respectively. 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 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 Trenton on June 10 at the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association Advocacy Day. 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.
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BDK America
Events and Happenings
What have you missed this week? Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala spoke at the NYU Conference in New York; The AAHOA Officers (Jagruti, Vice Chairman Biran Patel, Treasurer Vinay Patel, Secretary Nishant (Neal) Patel, and Interim President & CEO Rachel Humphrey) helped celebrate Hilton’s 100th anniversary, and 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: 

American Dryer Corporation
Natural Stone Gallery
In the Market
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Upper Midscale (+1.3%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Luxury was the weakest at -0.3%. Midscale (+0.3%) underperformed the industry average. Headline RevPAR was helped by independent outperformance. Last week was a relatively clean comp. While Group RevPAR was challenged at -4.7%, looking at the detail by market there may have been some puts/takes on some citywides contributing to the below-normal performance as well as some day-by-day impact from the various sporting events such as the 2018 NHL playoffs and finals.” 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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Spectrum Enterprise
Featured Club Blue Member
AAHOA Members, get 5 percent off all your everyday purchases when you use the Lowe’s LAR business credit card. There’s no annual fee, and you can make purchases by phone, fax, or at You’ll also be able to take advantage of exclusive cardholder promotions and receive discounted delivery on your purchases! Visit the Lowe’s website or contact Anthony Ruiz today get started.
Featured Platinum/Silver Member
As the world's leading provider of electronic locks, in-room safes and energy management solutions, Onity offers AAHOA Members a full spectrum of advanced facility management technology. Onity locks are simple to program and easy to use, providing dependable protection while keeping lock-related issues to a minimum. For more information, contact Mark Lewitt or visit the Onity website today!
United Insurance Agencies
Naylor Association Solutions
Featured Member Benefit
AAHOA Members get up to 25 percent off ADP payroll and tax compliance services. Companies with fewer than 50 employees get the first month free and no set-up fees! ADP serves 585,000 clients from the smallest, to the largest businesses worldwide. Our services can help you manage your risk of tax penalties, improve your cash flow, and take advantage of available tax credits. Contact Thomas Bell or call 973-712-3290 today to obtain a free, no-obligation quote!
Industry News
Security and privacy are important issues in the big data discussion, but it's clear that big data isn't going anywhere in the hospitality industry. The information that is gathered allows hotels to target customers on a much more detailed level, personalize each stay for each guest, and predict future trends, among many other options.
(Source: Innovation Enterprise)
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation is working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and its initiative, Hiring Our Heroes (HOH). HOH and HSMAI will collaborate to identify hospitality industry jobs and implement a fellowships program for military spouses.
(Source: Hotel News Resource)
There has been an industry-wide focus on artificial intelligence (AI), but business intelligence (BI) is another trend increasing in popularity in the industry. Combining BI with the systems you already use to run your hotel, such as revenue management, property management, and reservations systems, you then have data available to identify opportunities to increase revenue.
(Source: Hospitality Net)
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