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Webcast Series: Hotel Owners & COVID-19

In the wake of the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, AAHOA is bringing you a series of webcasts that will keep you informed and help determine next steps for your business. AAHOA is making these webcasts available to the industry, so be sure to share with those in your network, whether they're an AAHOA Member or not. 

Here’s what one recent attendee had to say about our COVID-19 webcast series:

"I really appreciate that AAHOA is bringing industry leaders who are providing feedback in dealing with these matters and can speak to their experiences. Their candid and straightforward responses are what is needed in these times of unknown. AAHOA is one of very few trusted sources for me. The fact that you all have quickly provided members information in a concise manner is impressive. I applaud you all for stepping up your initiatives to help us in these times."

AAHOA Vice Chairman Biran Patel on AAHOA's COVID-19 Hotelier's Webcast Series

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Hotel Owners & Conquering COVID: Minimizing Cash Outflow
May 21

1-1:30 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Robert W. Lannan, Principal, Lannan Legal PLLC

Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business. The COVID-19 crisis has constricted that lifeblood for most hotels, in many cases cutting it off entirely. Join us for Part 2 of this 2-part series to learn about the second strategy for restoring some funds and improving your hotel’s chances of surviving the crisis by minimizing cash outflow.

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Hotel Owners & Conquering COVID: Navigating Finances and Recovery for Independent Hotels
May 21

3-3:30 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Peter Berk, President, PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group; Masudur Khan, Co-owner and Managing Director, Seaside Management Company

Join Part 2 in this weekly series of interviews with industry leaders on the state of the hotel business in the current COVID-19 environment. Hear from an owner of multiple independent properties on how best to interact with your lender, and steps they are taking at their hotels to minimize expenses and survive in the current environment.

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Hotel Owners & Conquering COVID: A Practical Review of Digital Marketing Post-COVID-19
May 22 

1-1:30 p.m. EDT 

Presenters: Tristan Heaword, Co-founder, three&six; Ben Hanley, Co-founder, three&six

COVID-19 has devastated the hospitality industry, but how do you put your digital marketing strategy back together, and what should it look like? Attend to hear some practical challenges to keep in mind and real-world limitations that may well exist as we embark on the road to recovery.

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Hotel Owners & Conquering COVID: Rethinking Sales Strategies for Success 
May 27 1-1:30 p.m. EDT 

Presenter: Ed Iannarella, CHO, President, Stonehenge Consulting Group

Hotel owners everywhere are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of decreased consumer travel on overall profitability. What can property owners do now to prepare their sales strategies and forecasts for the economy reopening? Join our webinar for proven sales tips and steps you can take to ensure a successful post-COVID comeback.

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Hotel Owners & Conquering COVID: Navigating Finances, Liabilities and Recovery
May 28

11-11:30 a.m. EDT

Presenters: Peter Berk, President, PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group; Kirtan Patel, Partner, KPPB Law

Join the final part of this 3-part weekly series of interviews with industry leaders on the state of the hotel business in the current COVID-19 environment. Hear about legal liabilities and best practices to interact with your lender to navigate through the current climate and position your property for the economy reopening and travel resuming.

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Hotel Owners & Conquering COVID: Addressing The Top Challenges for Returning Employees to WorkNEW 
May 28 

1-1:30 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Vanessa Patel, Partner, Ogletree Deakins

COVID-19 continues to impact the industry and businesses are evolving their practices as a result. Hear an update on challenges with employees returning to work, potential liabilities your business may face if guests or staff contract COVID-19, and other HR-related issues top of mind for hoteliers. Join us to discuss the latest guidance on these and other recent legislative updates that hospitality employers need to know now.

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Hotel Owners & Conquering COVID: 8 Steps to Minimize Legionella Risk Before Your Property Fully Reopens – NEW 
May 29

1-1:30 p.m. EDT 

Presenters: Commander Jasen Kunz, MPH, Environmental Health Officer, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to closures and reduced occupancy in buildings, including lodging. Stagnant or standing water in a plumbing system can increase the risk for growth and spread of Legionella and other biofilm-associated bacteria. Many buildings need a water management program to reduce the risk for Legionella growing and spreading within their water system and devices. Join CDC to learn about steps you can take to ensure that your water system is safe to use after a prolonged shutdown to minimize the risk of Legionnaires’ disease and other diseases associated with water.

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Hotel Owners & Conquering COVID: Kickstarting Your Revenue Engine  June 3 

1-1:30 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Blake Madril, Sr. Advisory, IDeaS Revenue Solutions

Leaders in many markets are peering through the fog of uncertainty thinking about how to recoup losses to their revenue, but it can be difficult to know where to start or go next. In this webinar, an experienced senior industry advisor will provide direction on how to develop your new path forward and restart your revenue engine. Attendees will learn how to now approach pricing, forecasting, and business mix.

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AAHOA COVID-19 Webcasts by Category

Reopening Webinar

Hear Industry Experts Discuss the Importance of Safe Water Supplies in an Upcoming Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to sweeping closures of public buildings, businesses, offices, and schools. With minimal water use, water quality in building plumbing can degrade and foster the growth of the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia. Legionnaires’ disease incidence has been increasing over the past few decades, and without appropriate water management actions, cases could increase sharply after schools and workplaces reopen. A panel of experts will discuss the state of knowledge for building water management to protect public health when reopening after COVID-19.

Join this online open session from the Water Science and Technology Board spring 2020 meeting, taking place from 2:30-4:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 27. Details and agenda will be available here.

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Upcoming Webinar on The Impact of Shutdowns From a Water Quality Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a new set of challenges to our society. To help slow down the spread of COVID-19, businesses, schools, universities, and other facilities were shut down or are sparsely used. Due to building closures, the water in pipes becomes stagnant and water quality will degrade over time. Water stagnation could cause a variety of water quality issues such as increased risk for regrowth of pathogens, dissipating disinfectant, and increased corrosion of plumbing components in the building systems. While our understanding of water quality impacts due to widespread, long-term building closures is still developing, this webcast will provide current information and recommendations on what water utilities, public health officials, and building owners should consider when buildings reopen.

Moderated by Grace Jang (PhD, Research Program Manager, The Water Research Foundation), this webinar will take place on 3-4:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 28.

COVID 8 4.27

Hear from Some of the Biggest Names in the Industry on No Vacancy Podcast with Glenn Haussmann

Glenn Haussman, longtime friend of AAHOA, hosts a new episode of “No Vacancy with Glenn Haussmann” live every day at 12 p.m. EDT. Viewers can watch live on LinkedIn or Facebook, and past episodes are posted in the No Vacancy Library.

Recent can’t-miss episodes:


COVID 9 5.7

Forbes Travel Guide Providing Free Live Webinars for Hospitality Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted hospitality worldwide – resulting in widespread furloughs, layoffs, and closures of businesses across the industry. As an extra resource for hospitality professionals during this time, Forbes Travel Guide is providing complimentary live training webinars and videos to help you continue to prepare for the brighter days ahead.


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