Today's Hotelier - May 2016 - (Page 10)

LOBBY BYTES EvEnts calEndar MAY 10-12 Choice Convention, Las Vegas, NV bright idEas from Hilton tru thE aging, mobilE dEmographic MAY 17-18 2016 AH&LA/AAHOA Legislative Action Summit, Washington, DC MAY 24 North Pacific Regional Meeting, San Francisco, CA MAY 26 South Pacific Regional Meeting, Pomona, CA JUNE 5-7 NYu international Hospitality industry investment Conference, New York, NY JUNE 20-23 HiTEC 2016, New Orleans, LA JUNE 23-24 AAHOA Young Professionals Conference, New Orleans, LA JULY 12 Gulf Regional Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA JULY 27-29 NABHOOD Summit, Miami, FL SEPTEMBER 1 North Texas Regional Meeting, Dallas, TX SEPTEMBER 12-15 Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Brand Alliance Meeting, Las Vegas, NV SEPTEMBER 13-16 G6 Hospitality Brand Alliance Meeting, Las Vegas, NV SEPTEMBER 22 upper Midwest Regional Meeting, Elmhurst, iL SEPTEMBER 27-30 Lodging Conference, Phoenix, AZ OCTOBER 4 South Carolina Regional Meeting, Columbia, SC OCTOBER 6 North Carolina Regional Meeting, Durham, NC OCTOBER 17-19 Best Western Brand Alliance Meeting, Phoenix, AZ NOVEMBER 13-15 AH&LA Fall Conference and the international Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show, New York, NY NOVEMBER 17-18 HiFi Conference, Mumbai DECEMBER 5-9 Vantage Hospitality Conference, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 10  | MAY 2016 | TODAYSHOTELIER.COM photo CoURtESY tRU bY hIlton Hilton Tru, a new brand in the midscale category, will have properties that feature a centrally located Command Center, which is a completely re-envisioned front desk. Among the highlights of this space is a social media wall with real-time content to foster engagement among guests, and a 24/7 market that will offer snacks and refreshments, single-serve wine and beer, healthy light meal options and sundries for purchase. The global population over the age of 60 is expected to increase from approximately 800 million in 2013 to 2 billion by 2050, which will increase overall demand for travel-related products and services. This explosive growth of the aging population is a favorable impact on the industry, and they have the desire and means to travel. Source: Strategy Analytics via IHG Annual Industry Reporting motEl 6's modern mindset Source: Hilton Worldwide tEch's impact on tHe industry Technology is having a substantial impact on the hospitality and hotel industry. Did you know? More than half of all online travel bookings in the U.S. in 2016 are expected to come from mobile devices, and many reservations are being booked within 24 hours of arrival time. 1.7 in 2015 ConneCted deviCes per person 4.3 in 2020* *predicted Source: Strategy Analytics via IHG Annual Industry Reporting photo CoURtESY motEl 6 By the end of 2016, the Motel 6 brand plans to reach its goal of renovating 100 percent of its portfolio to feature an updated, fresh and modern room design. The result: renovated rooms with a vibrant color scheme, wood-effect flooring, platform beds, flat screen televisions, sleek granite countertop bathroom sinks, cubby holes for storage and more. Source: Motel 6/G6 Hospitality http://www.TODAYSHOTELIER.COM

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

Letters From Leadership
Lobby Bytes
AAHOA Spotlight
The Making of a Great GM: 8 Skills to Master and Cultivate
Food & Beverage
Thinking Local Without Limitations
Government Affairs
AAHOA's New Chairman: Bharat (Bruce) Patel
Finance & Revenue
Marketing & Sales
Mike Leven's Most Important Accomplishment
Outdoor Spaces
Founding Members
AAHOA Events
Advertiser Index

Today's Hotelier - May 2016