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LOBBY BYTES LEADING HOTEL COMPANIES in the Americas BY NUMBER OF PROPERTIES MEMBERS SHARE HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF AAHOA CONVENTION "The biggest takeaway for a first-time AAHOA Wyndham Hotel Group 6,237 Choice Hotels International 5,657 Hilton Worldwide 3,930 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 3,802 Marriott International 3,617 InnSuites Hospitality Trust 2,200 G6 Hospitality 1,231 Vantage Hospitality Group 1,180 with new, innovative products that can be very helpful in your properties or Magnuson Hotels 1,003 running your properties. Many companies have "show specials" just for the La Quinta Holdings 878 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide 699 Convention attendee would be to take note of the ways AAHOA can make you money, save you money and protect your investments. We have two days of expo floor hours with more than 450 vendors who proudly display their products and services - from franchises and bankers to insurance companies. We have many other vendors convention, which can save you thousands of dollars. The other big attraction to the AAHOA Convention is the 15-18 education Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 613 seminars taking place - from financing and management, to sales and legal, Westmont Hospitality Group 589 we have you covered. Hyatt Hotels Corp. 461 Source:, as of June 2015 can provide." Bhavesh B. Patel, CHO BENCHMARKING Average nightly occupancy at limited-service hotels: Average number of rooms per hotel: Average daily rate: Finally, there are endless opportunities to network with fellow hoteliers during the three days onsite; a benefit and environment that only AAHOA AAHOA Treasurer 2015-2016 President, ADM Hotels & Development 68.4 % 114 $86.82 "The one thing I would advise a first-time (new) member attending convention would be to come with an open mind. Utilize the wide array of sub- Source: STR Global, Statistic Brain Research Institute, June 23, 2015 ject-specific educational seminars, attend expert discussions, explore vendors' new products, and most importantly, network with fellow members and MILLENNIAL MINUTE 66% hotel owners. Each of these resources will put you in front of many new ideas and suggestions regarding improving your hotel's operation and of millennials in the U.S. follow a company or brand on Twitter, and 64 percent like a company or brand on Facebook to score a coupon or discount. business model. Even implementing a few new things learned at convention at Source: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth President, N&P Hospitality Inc. your hotel can lead you to a better performance and an improved bottom line." Nilesh (Neil) Bhakta AAHOA Ambassador for South Pacific Region INTERNET TRAVEL HOTEL BOOKING Arguably one the best features of the Internet is the ease at which one can research and book travel plans. Internet travel booking revenue has grown by more than 73 percent over the past five years. Source: eTrack, eMarketer,, March 3, 2015 12  | APRIL 2016 | TODAYSHOTELIER.COM http://www.TODAYSHOTELIER.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Today's Hotelier - April 2016

Message From AAHOA
Letter From The Chairmen
Lobby Bytes
AAHOA Spotlight
Member Talk
Perspectives From The Chief suites
Government Affairs
Food & Beverage
Compliance & Legal
5 Unexpected Things Hoteliers Can Learn From Kevin O’Leary
Guest Experience
Sales & Marketing
4 Steps To Creating A Powerful Guest Experience
Doing Business
3 Ways To Breathe Life And Revenue Into Your Space
AAHOA Events
Founding Members
Finance & Revenue
Advertiser Index

Today's Hotelier - April 2016