Hotelier Weekly
November 16, 2018
AAHOA Member Jay Shah of Hersha Hospitality Management was honored with the 2018 HOTELS magazine's Hotelier of the World award earlier this week. Nominated and elected by a group of his industry peers, this award recognizes Shah as a member of the hospitality industry who has defined standards of service, delivered astounding operational excellence and performance, exhibited innovation in management and maintained involvement in the greater good and support of his community.
AAHOA past Board Member Timesh (Timmy) Patel and AAHOA Ambassador Jyoti Sarolia will speak next week at TiEcon Southwest 2018 in Long Beach, CA. Timesh will join the "Catering to Millennials" panel, and Jyoti will moderate a panel focused on "Creating New Experiences" in hotels. The first 200 AAHOA members to use Discount Code "tieopis100" receive complimentary registration. Click here to register and view the agenda.
Due to incredible growth in AAHOA membership over the past year. Arkansas will become its own region; the Gulf Region will consist of Louisiana & Mississippi; Alabama will become its own region; and the Florida Panhandle will re-join the Florida Region. All changes are effective as of April 27, 2019. If you'd like to serve as the Regional Director of one of these new regions, learn more here. All applications are due by February 26, 2019.
AAHOA on the Hill
The National Labor Relations Board is still accepting comments on a plan to change its legal standard for determining the joint employer standard. The deadline for public comment is Dec. 13. It is imperative that hoteliers show their support for a return to the original joint employer standard. Take a moment here to share your comment.
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Events and Happenings
What did you miss this week? Check out the AAHOA Facebook page to view our members doing great things! AAHOA Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel, Vice Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala, President & CEO Chip Rogers, and Female Director Western Division Nimisha Patel hosted the "Select Service Summit" at the BDNY Conference; AAHOA Treasurer Biran Patel, Secretary Vinay Patel, and President & CEO Chip Rogers presented at HX: The Hotel Experience, AAHOA Member Jay Shah was recognized as the 2018 Hotelier of the World, AAHOA Alabama Panhandle Regional Director Nitin (Nick) Patel hosted the final Regional Meeting of the year in Birmingham, and more.
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, “Midscale (+3.0%) was the strongest chain scale for branded hotels; Upper Upscale and Upscale were the weakest at -0.4%. Upper Midscale (+0.2%) also underperformed the industry average. Day of week results were all over the place: Monday RevPAR of -3.3%, Tuesday of -0.1%, a jump to +3.7% and +6.6% for Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, down again to +0.6% on Friday and up to +4.8% on Sunday. For the fifth straight week, Independents outperformed all chain scales.”For more, read the full report. Also, check out September's 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. 
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Featured Club Blue Member
Customers are at the core of everything Dell does. Dell is focused on delivering affordable business solutions that enable small business owners to make smarter business decisions that impact their bottom line. AAHOA has partnered with Dell to bring members savings (up to 30% - 40% off the everyday price) on their systems and Dell branded electronics and accessories.
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Featured Member Benefit
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Industry News
Groups across the country are calling on Congress to address maintenance costs in national parks in order to save some of America's most historic places. While the National Park Service oversees iconic landscapes such as Mount Rainier National Park, it also preserves historic sites and buildings. Chris Moore, executive director of Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, says without proper stewardship, unique places like these won't last. (Source: Public News Service)
Managers of hotels are going to great lengths to entice large hotels and conventions, doing so by accommodating a range of customized and relatively unique requests for such clients. What this looks like in many cases, is a set of hotel management and staffers who are willing to do almost anything to make lucrative conventions, even if it means breaking from brand-mandated procedure, hospitality experts say. Basically, as long as its legal and safe, hotels will do it to make large groups happy. (Source: Top Hotel News)
Nearly 5,000 ADA lawsuits were filed in federal court for alleged website violations in the first six months of 2018, according to an analysis by Seyfarth Shaw, a law firm that specializes in defending such cases. The firm predicted that the number of lawsuits will climb to nearly 10,000 by the end of the year, a 30% increase from 2017. (Source: Los Angeles Times)
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