Hotelier Weekly
June 28, 2019
Gulf Regional Director Nick Zaver hosted his second Regional Conference & Trade Show of 2019, in Jackson, MS, on Monday. More than 150 attendees turned out for the event, which is the final Regional Conference of the year for the region. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann was the featured speaker and Treasurer Vinay Patel provided an AAHOA update. The trade show gave attendees the chance to establish new vendor relationships and build on existing ones.
Make solid investments and enjoy the booming economy but be prepared for a downturn in 2021. That's the advice AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala had for hoteliers in the June 24 issue of LODGING magazine. Jagruti said the new tax laws enable small business owners to depreciate their assets more efficiently, resulting in savings they can put back into existing properties or new development, a trend she expects to continue. She also shared her insights on other hospitality industry issues. Read the full article here.
AAHOA will host the Charlotte Charity Golf Tournament August 24-25 at the The Golf Club at Ballantyne, one of North Carolina's premier courses. The two-day event will feature a lunch, awards ceremony, and raffle to raise money for 11 charities, including the USO of NC and Samaritan's Feet. AAHOA is committed to giving back to the local communities that support our businesses. Register today as a player or sponsor and help support these worthy causes.
AAHOA on the Hill
AAHOA Interim President & CEO Rachel Humphrey issued the following statement on the introduction of the Wage Increase Fairness Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: “America’s hoteliers applaud Reps. Scott Peters (D-CA), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) for their bipartisan effort to protect franchised small businesses from being discriminated against by state or municipality wage increase laws." Read the full statement.
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Events and Happenings
What have you missed this week? Southeast Texas Regional Director Sawan H. Patel hosted two Town Halls, one in Huntsville and the other in Brenham; the AAHOA HOTEL OWNERS ACADEMYTM, an ever-growing resource for in-person workshops, development days at hotel brands, certificate programs, and more, reached a milestone of 350+ webinars available on demand, and so much more! Check out the AAHOA Facebook page to catch up on all the great things that have taken place!
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
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey reports, “Upper Upscale (+0.7%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Economy was the weakest at -0.8%. Upper Midscale (+0.1%) and Midscale (-1.1%) also underperformed the industry average. Last week was another relatively clean comp with even more mediocre results than the prior week. Given the results over the past several weeks, we assume that run rate RevPAR has shifted downward to +0-1% from our prior assumption of +1.5%. With run rate RevPAR at these levels, it is difficult for most hotels to maintain profit margins. If the above was not disconcerting enough, last week occupancy was negative for all chain scales and independents with ADR barely positive for the industry (Luxury had the strongest ADR growth at +1.9%).” For more, read the full report.
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Industry News
Working in hospitality is hectic to say the least. From guest needs to managing your back of house, there's plenty of room for something to go wrong. Falls from slipping or tripping, injuries from lifting, being struck by an object, falls from heights, and acts of violence are the most common injuries in the industry. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent these, such as appropriate signage, appropriate training, and much more.
(Source: Modern Restaurant Magazine)
Across the industry, hotels have tried to keep up with tech changes to keep the guest experience seamless. Now, guests expect to be able to use an app to enter their rooms rather than using the tradtitional key card. Augmented reality, workflow management, stronger internet connections, and predicting future bookings are other areas where tech has changed the hospitality industry.
(Source: Innovation & Tech Today)
The hospitality industry is strong. The focus on guest experience and customer satisfaction means the industry is always changing. As guests' needs change, pillars of the hospitality industry often are used as examples to follow in other industries. Loyalty, consistency, and leadership are some of the top examples other industries strive to follow.
(Source: Entrepreneur)
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