Hotelier Weekly
June 13, 2019
AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala and Immediate Past Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel will join industry executives from across the country for the Fireside Chat: View from the Top at the HITEC Conference in Minneapolis on June 17. Later that day, AAHOA Secretary Nishant (Neal) Patel will participate in two panels: one about how technology shapes brand standards, and the other on the next generation of travelers. AAHOA Members can click here to register for complimentary show passes.
AAHOA is hosting three Regional Conferences in the month of June. The first takes place this afternoon in Lake Charles, LA, and features Nic Hunter, the Mayor of Lake Charles, as a guest speaker. The second will be in Baltimore on June 18 with Guest Speaker David Eisen of HotStats. The last of the month will take place in Jackson, MS on June 25. Register for these and other upcoming regional conferences here.
The importance of education was the main focus of AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala's message on Monday during the General Session at the International Society of Hotel Associations Summer Meeting in Richmond, VA. Jagruti led the "Enhancing Hospitality Industry Education for Today & Tomorrow" session and emphasized how education drives 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™.
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Events and Happenings
What have you missed? This week, Wyndham President & CEO Geoff Ballotti was recognized with an award at the NYU Conference, AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala and Secretary Nishant (Neal) Patel participated in the Hotel Business Roundtable sponsored by the WSJ, AAHOA Club Blue Member Ecolab was recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, and so much more! Check out the AAHOA Facebook page to catch up on all the great things that have taken place!
Join the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD) in Miami as they celebrate Hilton's 100 year anniversary with Chris Nassetta, Hilton's President/CEO. Meet industry representatives from major hotel brands including Hilton, Marriott, Wyndham, Hyatt, IHG, Choice Hotels & many others. The educational summit and trade show are designed to educate attendees on how to become a hotel owner, investor or supplier. Click here to register now.
Join us for the Regional Conference & Trade Show 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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In the Market
As SunTrust Robinson Humphrey wrote, “Luxury (+0.2%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Midscale was the weakest at -2.9%. Upper Midscale (-1.9%) underperformed the industry average. Last week was a relatively clean comp but overall a soft week in terms of headline occupancy (occupancy was negative the entire week). Both Group and Transient were generally soft. The headline data presented mediocre results albeit fairly unsurprising based on recent trends, in our view." For more, read the full report. Also, check out May'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.
Featured Club Blue Member
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 Mark Holmes today to get started!
Featured Platinum/Silver Member
In addition to our full-service outsourcing models that include PEO and ASO arrangements, Infiniti HR offers AAHOA Members a broad range of HR consulting and payroll services for that one-time project or on a continual basis. We can provide customizable services to fit your specific needs with upfront pricing either as a per-project cost or on an hourly basis. Contact Daniel Mormino or visit the Infiniti HR website for more info.
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Featured Member Benefit
New company name, same expert team! AAHOA Members, get preferred access to the market's best rates and terms. Non-recourse bridge and permanent loans, as well as refinance and acquisition hotel loans available. LTVs up to 75 percent off with potential for cash-out. Contact Rushi Shah for a no-obligation pre-approval.
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Industry News
When looking for tech providers for your property, your brand may not be the first thing that comes to mind. As you consider the plethora of brand-approved providers, there are questions you can ask, including whether you could take advantage of brand-level pricing or what kind of technical support is provided with the contract.
(Source: Allbridge)
From booking to checking out, hospitality industry professionals know that the guest experience is everything. One misstep can wreck a guest's stay, so this industry is always on top of keeping guests happy. The biggest asset to anyone looking to improve guest experience knows that you must evolve with the guests and learn to anticipate their needs.
(Source: Forbes)
MGM Resorts International plans to install automated beverage systems to mix different drinks for guests. The number of machines coming to the Las Vegas resorts is unknown, but it also is not the first time MGM has utilized automated tech. Regardless of number, union representatives claim the machines should be viewed as an assistance to employees, not a replacement. Some employees aren't so sure that's the case.
(Source: Reno Gazette Journal)
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