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

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Rethinking Boutique Hotel Restaurants: How to Create a Viable F&B Concept in 2021
11-11:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday
April 20

Presenters: CJ Arlotta, Managing Manager, CJ Media Solutions; Steve Palmer, Founder, The Indigo Road Hospitality Group; Larry Spelts, President, Lodging and Lifestyle Adventures, The Indigo Road Hospitality Group

Owning a boutique hotel allows owners to not only be more creative but also flexible with F&B concepts. Having the freedom to create a one-of-a-kind F&B concept for guests enables the delivery of memorable experiences, which, in return, generates revenue for the restaurant and hotel. Creating a viable F&B concept in 2021 won't be easy, but with the right mindset, strategy, and tools in place - developing an unforgettable restaurant within a boutique hotel is possible!

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Road to Recovery: Supply Chain Guidance
3-3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday April 20

Presenter: Chip McIntyre, SVP Strategic Sourcing, Avendra

Join Avendra Group Senior VP of Strategic Sourcing Chip McIntyre as he reviews Avendra’s recent Supply Chain Trends for Q2 2021. In this webinar, you will hear about expected price movements on key categories such as PPE and disposables, as well as learn how to successfully plan for upcoming supply chain impacts such as inflation, higher freight rates, and longer supplier lead times as the hospitality industry continues to recover over the coming months.

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Hotel Recovery in the Age of Innovation
11-11:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday
April 21

Presenter: Shane Middleton, Business Practice Consultant, M3

Now is a critical time for hoteliers to remain highly competitive by understanding the latest technology trends. Tune in to learn how to rediscover valuable practices and preserve your service culture in the age of innovation.

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The Employer of Choice: It Is All About Managing Performance – Even Stars Need to be Held Accountable
3-3:30 p.m. EDT Monday
May 3

Presenter: Tarun Kapoor, Managing Director, Kapoor & Kapoor Hospitality

If an employee does not know how they are doing, how can they know that they need to do better? It is the employer’s obligation to show them how well they are performing against their expectations. It is the employer’s obligation to show them this in a timely manner, in “real time.” Listen to this webinar to learn how to do just that.

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R2R: Revenue Management Best Practices for Recovery - NEW
1-1:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday
May 4

Presenter: Chris Baggett, President, Canyon Creek Lodging Revenue Management Services

As the hotel industry continues its journey to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, hoteliers are figuring out the revenue management part of the puzzle to bring in cash flow, all while still keeping guests happy. Join us to learn how to apply best practices to set yourself up for success.

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The Employer of Choice: It Is All About Recognition & Rewards – Stars Need It the Most
3-3:30 p.m. EDT Monday
May 17

Presenter: Tarun Kapoor, Managing Director, Kapoor & Kapoor Hospitality

Not only do stars need to know how they are doing, they want everyone else to know, too, because they thrive on it. It is imperative that the hotel showcase individual results, more importantly, it showcases everyone’s. It is imperative the hotel reward the team members’ progress, especially those who excel. It is imperative that the reward is public. This webinar will discuss how to link recognition and rewards with transparency and peer pressure.

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The Employer of Choice: It Is All About People & Culture
3-3:30 p.m. EDT Monday
June 7

Presenter: Tarun Kapoor, Managing Director, Kapoor & Kapoor Hospitality

Successful companies are successful because they have a vibrant and dynamic culture. Vibrant culture does not just happen, it is planned, it is nurtured, and most importantly, it is associate sensitive. This webinar will demonstrate how to accomplish this by linking the previous seven webinars and how all of them showcase the culture you will create.

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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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