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Update for Monday, July 13

AAHOA is bringing you the latest information as it relates to COVID-19 and your business.

Help AAHOA help hotel owners by sharing this update with owners in your network, whether they're AAHOA Members or not. Turn to AAHOA's Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts for the latest.


Virtual AAHOACON20: Registration Opening Soon!

The 2020 AAHOA Virtual Convention & Trade Show is set for August 11-13 and will provide all of the great networking, learning, and sharing opportunities you’ve come to expect from AAHOA events. More than ever, it’s so important for America’s hoteliers to come together to explore the landscape, learn from one another, and carve a path forward. AAHOACON20 is the event of the year and will provide the latest on hotel ownership, operations, and financing. In light of the landscape and hardships hoteliers have experienced this year, we’re offering registration free of charge to all AAHOA Members.

AAHOA Members and those interested in attending this can’t-miss event will register through, so be sure you have your login information and that you set up your profile with a unique email address and mobile number so when registration launches, you’ll be ready to secure your spot.

White House Eyes Another COVID-Relief Package by August to Help Small Businesses
The White House would like to see Congress pass another COVID-relief package before the August recess, lining up with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s timeline. So said Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short in an interview last week. Short also said, in addition to various economic stimulus measures, liability reform was “essential” to fully reopening the economy, though he reiterated that the administration would like to keep the package under $1 trillion.

On July 8, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer visited small businesses in New York, where he called for passage of the Prioritized Paycheck Protection Program Act, or ‘P4’ Act, to extend the PPP program to 2021 and offer a new second round of forgivable PPP assistance to the “hardest-hit small businesses and nonprofits.”While Congress is not in session, the House Appropriations Committee is continuing its work on individual 2021 government spending bills to address the ongoing public health and economic crises.

Join Us Tomorrow – AAHOA Georgia Region: An Interactive Q&A with Your Regional Director

Join us at 4 p.m. EDT tomorrow, July 14, for a virtual event, AAHOA Georgia Region: An Interactive Q&A with Your Regional Director, where Georgia Regional Director Vikesh (Vik) Zaver will share what’s top of mind as a hotelier. If you have a topic you’d like to see addressed at the virtual event, submit your questions in advance here. You don’t want to miss it, so add this event to your calendar now.


Tune In for Free Training from Hospitality Industry Experts Anthony Melchiorri, Jeremy Pinkerton

Want to get the 411 on the seven core strategies every owner/operator needs to implement right now to successfully navigate today's “new normal” hospitality climate? Tune in at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 21 for the webcast Branded, Independent, and Hotels Moving from Brand to Independent: The 7 Strategies to Implement Right Now as TV’s “Hotel Impossible” host Anthony Melchiorri and his business partner, Jeremy Pinkerton, show you how to

access and optimize all of the resources available to you, whether you're with a major brand or an independent hotel. A live Q&A will take place at the end. You don’t want to miss this, so register now!

Join Us for an Update on the State of the Supply Chain, Cost Optimization Guidance

Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, how has the supply chain adjusted? What can hoteliers do to control costs during this time while still serving guests safely and effectively? Join us at 3 p.m. EDT tomorrow, July 14, for Getting Back to Business: Supply Chain Update and Cost Optimization Guidance, where procurement experts will answer these and other questions when they provide an update on the state of the supply chain.

Additionally, learn about new operational guidance, including tips for cost optimization and guest reassurance. Register now.

AAHOA Member DJ Rama Discusses Revamping Operations, Development, More on Teague Talks

AAHOA Member DJ Rama, President & CEO of Auro Hotels, was the featured guest on Teague Talks this past Friday. Rama and host Teague Hunter, President & CEO at Hunter Hotel Advisors, discussed how Auro is revamping operations, dealing with banks, developing in the future, monitoring the U.S. vs. India, and more. See the full interview here.