Saturday, 31 January 2015

Lodging to Gain From Lower Gas Prices, More Vacationers, Says Choice CEO

Lodging to Gain From Lower Gas Prices, More Vacationers, Says Choice CEO

Stephen P. Joyce, keynote speaker at Hunter Hotel Conference, sees good business in 2015; Event expected to draw record number of owners, investors and big money By Judy Maxwell, for AAHOA Lodging Business Overall, the lodging business in the United States will see another good year in 2015. Interest rate hikes are an uncertainty but lenders continue to offer favorable terms for now, generating new business. Lower prices at the gas pumps are expected to spur more Americans to take road trips and to spend more on vacation. These insights are included in the industry outlook Choice Hotels International CEO Stephen P. Joyce shared in advance of his keynote add
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Industry News

Marriott to Acquire Delta Hotels

With deal, Marriott will become the largest full-service hotelier in Canada By Jonathan Springston, AAHOA Lodging
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Value Place Sees 50 Percent Hike in ’14 Revenue

Extended-stay brand teams with CRE crowd to grow hotel business in 2015 and beyond; Asian-American hoteliers on
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AAHOA, AH&LA File Motion to Stop L.A. Wage Hike

AAHOA and AH&LA filed a motion Monday for a preliminary injunction against the city of Los Angeles to enjoin the
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India News

Hilton Opens First DoubleTree in Agra

image Hilton Worldwide announced Monday the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Agra in one of the leading tourist destinations
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Hard Rock Announces First India Property

image Hard Rock International announced Tuesday the introduction of Hard Rock Hotel Goa, the first of its kind in India. Pr
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Brands

Carlson Rezidor Brands Gain New Momentum

Country Inns & Suites, Radisson celebrate resurgence driven by design and Asian American hotel owner;Radisson Red
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Hyatt Debuts Lifestyle Brand

Another lifestyle brand will debut in 15 U.S. and European markets this year. Hyatt Hotels Corp. on Monday introd
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Starwood Nearing 600 North American Properties

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. on Friday announced that it expects to surpass the 600th North American
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Trends & Issues

AAHOA Backs NLRB Reform Act

image AAHOA strongly supports the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Reform Act, which would provide crucial restructuri
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U.S. Hotel Industry Breaks Records in 2014

image The U.S. hotel industry broke a couple of records in 2014, according to STR. Strong demand created a positive end
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People

Q&A with Best Western Chair Jayesh Patel

Best Western Int’l chairman grateful for family, opportunity By Judy Maxwell, for AAHOA Lodging Business
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HSMAI Recognizes Hilton’s Nassetta with Lifetime Achievement Award

Hilton President and CEO Chris Nassetta has been selected as the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association Intern
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AAHOA Applauds Congressman Boehner’s Reelection as House Speaker

AAHOA congratulates U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, on his reelection as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Community

AAHOA Convention Registration Now Open

image AAHOA members can now register for the 2015 AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show, which will take place April 22
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Applications Open for Washington Leadership Program

image AAHOA is a proud sponsor of the Washington Leadership Program (WLP), a Washington, D.C.-based internship program for
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Gallery

Vantage Conference, Dec. 8-10, 2014, Las Vegas, Nev.
AAHOA Gulf Regional, Dec. 2, 2014, Little Rock, Ark.
AAHOA Upper Midwest Regional, Nov. 6, 2014, Schaumburg, Ill.
IHG Conference, Oct. 27-29, 2014, Las Vegas

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