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LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Business health
matters
BHAVESH PATEL
AAHOA Chairman (2017-2018)

The Hotel ROI conference series offers industry
leaders a financial wellness check.

L

IKE THE HUMAN BODY, IF
not cared for properly, a
business cannot thrive.
Businesses need regular
wellness checks, resources to
flourish, and skilled, expert
advice on how to improve and advance
their state of well-being.
Hotel ROI, a one-day, seven-city conference series, designed to give business
leaders who are invested in the hotel and
hospitality industry insight into how to
maximize revenue and minimize costs,
is just what the doctor ordered.
Using the analogy of the human body,
if just a few things are off, the business
may do OK for a while without a checkup.
Over time however, you may run the risk of
damaging more critical components. Going
to Hotel ROI is like taking the steps needed
to boost your health and avoid illness.
During the Hotel ROI series, hotel owners, asset managers, financiers, brands and
others are invited to learn from industry
experts - the hotel doctors - strategies
that can help improve the health of their
businesses while avoiding those pitfalls
that can cause venture upset.
Most of the Hotel ROI panels and education sessions are moderated by local
industry experts who can offer insider
facts and figures specific to that area's
local market - invaluable information for
small business owners who are trying to
beat the competition.
To give you an even better idea of what
to expect, here's a quick list of topics to
be discussed:
* Brokerage transactions and the current
relationship between buyers and sellers

* How to increase profitable revenue using
a multifaceted approach
* Labor issues including wage/hour
class actions and union/management
relations
* Minimizing costs from every angle
* Where to look for the next big deal and
where to build next
* Exit strategies
Plus, there are at least five breakout
sessions during each Hotel ROI event for
attendees to mingle and chat with local
developers, investors, owners, expert consultants and others - any of whom could
lead you to your next big project or take
what you have currently to the next level.
The next Hotel ROI will take place
in Pittsburgh at the Wyndham Grand
Pittsburgh Downtown on Sept. 14. Three
more will follow: Atlanta (Sept. 27);
Baltimore (Oct. 6); and Charlotte (Oct. 11).
The Pittsburgh stop is fourth in the
seven-city tour - and for good reason. Visitor spending in Pittsburgh and
Allegheny County amounted to $7.8 billion in 2014, and an estimated 3.9 million
people currently visit each year.
Plus, the city's diverse investment
sources make it an attractive location for
industry newcomers and veterans, in part,
because the city's market potential is only
partially realized.
And that's just Pittsburgh.
Keep the cold at bay; take advantage of
this opportunity to capitalize on excellent
business health today.

10  | SEPTEMBER 2017 | TODAYSHOTELIER.COM

2017-2018 AAHOA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AAHOA OFFICERS
Bhavesh B. Patel, CHO
Chairman
Hitesh (HP) Patel, CHA, CHO
Vice Chairman
Jagruti Panwala, CHO
Treasurer
Biran Patel, CHO
Secretary
Chip Rogers
President & CEO
Bharat (Bruce) Patel,
MBA, CHO
Immediate Past Chairman
REGIONAL DIRECTORS
Nitin (Nick) Patel
Alabama Panhandle
Regional Director
Priyesh P. Patel
Central Midwest Regional Director
Bharat Patel
Florida Regional Director
Kapil Patel
Georgia Regional Director
Girish (Gary) Patel
Gulf Regional Director
Sanjay (Sam) Patel, CHO
Mid Atlantic Regional Director
Heetesh Patel, CHO
Mid South Regional Director
Rashmikant (Haji) Patel
North Carolina Regional Director
Naresh (Nick) Patel
North Central Regional Director
Suresh (SP) Patel
North Pacific Regional Director
Mayur (Mike) Patel
North Texas Regional Director
Sunil (Sunny) Patel, CHO
Northeast Regional Director
Komal (Tina) Patel, CHO
Northwest Regional Director
Mahesh (Mike) Patel
South Carolina Regional Director
Girish (Gary) Patel, CHO
South Central Texas
Regional Director
Timesh Patel, CHO
South Pacific Regional Director
Vikas M. Desai
Southeast Texas Regional Director
Imesh Vaidya, CHO
Southwest Regional Director
Kalpesh M. Joshi, CHO
Upper Midwest Regional Director
Vinaykumar (Vinay) Patel
Washington District
Regional Director
DIRECTORS AT LARGE
Vipul Dayal
Director at Large
Jayesh (Jay) Lallu, CHO
Director at Large
Faheem Khan, CHO
Allied Director
Navnit (Nick) Patel
Director at Large
Piyush Patel
Director at Large
Lina Patel, CHO
Female Director Eastern Division
Dina Patel, CHO
Female Director Western Division
Purvi Panwala
Young Professional Director
Eastern Division
Nishant (Neal) Patel
Young Professional Director
Western Division


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Today's Hotelier - September 2017

Our National Parks: Still Beautiful but in Need of Repairs
Sustainability Steadily Becoming Part of Lodging Industry Dna
Energy Efficiency Good for Wallet – and Guests
Aahoa Interview
Technology
There’s More to Led Conversions Than Just Cost Savings
Case Study
Aahoa Interview
Small Business
Housekeeping
Property Taxes
Leadership
Marketing
Finance q&a
Back of the House
Final Thoughts
Letter From the Chairman
Letter From the President & CEO
Aahoa Founding Members
Aahoa @ Industry
Classifieds
Advertiser Index
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - intro
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - cover1
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - cover2
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - 8
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - 9
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Letter From the Chairman
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - 11
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Letter From the President & CEO
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - 13
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Our National Parks: Still Beautiful but in Need of Repairs
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Sustainability Steadily Becoming Part of Lodging Industry Dna
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Energy Efficiency Good for Wallet – and Guests
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Aahoa Interview
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Technology
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - There’s More to Led Conversions Than Just Cost Savings
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Case Study
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Aahoa Interview
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - 39
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Small Business
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - 41
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Housekeeping
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - 43
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Property Taxes
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Leadership
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Marketing
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Finance q&a
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Back of the House
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Aahoa Founding Members
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - 61
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Aahoa @ Industry
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - 64
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Classifieds
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Advertiser Index
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Final Thoughts
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