Hotelier Weekly
July 4, 2019
AAHOA Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala and Interim President & CEO Rachel Humphrey will represent AAHOA at the upcoming ALIS Summer Updates next week. Jagruti and Rachel will participate on the View from the Boardroom panel and give closing remarks in Los Angeles (July 9) and Chicago (July 11), respectively. AAHOA has partnered with ALIS to co-host the Summer Updates, which focus on hotel development and provide attendees with the chance to network with the hotel investment community. Register here to attend.
AAHOA on the Hill
AAHOA Interim President and CEO Rachel Humphrey praised the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s (AHLA) No Room for Trafficking campaign to unify the hotel industry in combatting human trafficking. Humphrey joined other industry leaders, anti-trafficking advocates, and partners from government and law enforcement at the campaign kick-off in Washington, D.C. last week. Read the full article here.
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has significantly increased the number of Notices of Inspection it is issuing to employers nationwide. In response, AAHOA created a special webinar designed to help hoteliers protect themselves and their businesses. The webinar, titled “ICE Audits on the Rise This Summer,” teaches hoteliers specific steps they can take to reduce the risk of an ICE raid and also how to prepare in the event of receiving a Notice of Inspection. Sign up today for this critical webinar.
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Events and Happenings
What have you missed? More than 50 attendees witnessed Southeast Texas Regional Director Sawan H. Patel receive a key to the city from Mayor Andy Brauninger during a Town Hall in Huntsville, TX; attendees were fully engaged during a productive Town Hall in Wilson, NC, hosted by Regional Director Akshat Patel; we held a sold-out AAHOA Women & Young Professional Hoteliers Development Day at Hyatt in Chicago; AAHOA partnered with AHLA to host a series of regional events leading up to Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January; and more! Visit the AAHOA Facebook page to catch up!
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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Featured Club Blue Member
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's 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 visit the ADP website for a free, no-obligation quote.
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Featured Member Benefit
AAHOA Members receive a 15-percent discount on reports from HotStats, a unique profit-and-loss benchmarking service for hoteliers, enabling monthly comparison of hotels’ performance against their competitors. The platform provides in excess of 500 key performance indicators across multiple areas of hotel revenue, cost, and profit from a database that currently totals close to two million hotel rooms worldwide. Contact David Eisen or visit the website today!
Industry News
Recycling old buildings into new luxury hotel properties offers more than just a financial benefit to the owner and developer. Revitalizing an old and/or abandoned building into something new not only helps preserve a city's history, it also dramatically reduces the impact these large construction projects have on the environment.
(Source: Hospitality Net)
In Roanoke, VA, the hospitality industry is working closely with Virginia Tech to house students. The school saw an influx of freshman students, filling up student housing. A Holiday Inn Express and the Inn at Virginia Tech are providing about 200 rooms for students to live in during the coming school year.
(Source: The Roanoke Times)
Bloomington-Normal, IL, saw a slump in the hotel industry at the end of 2018 and that low rate is continuing into 2019. The local room rate has fallen as hotels are discounting rooms to get more business. There are several reasons that factor in to the issue, including a tight labor market, large employers moving out of town and possible market saturation.
(Source: WGLT)
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