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UPDATED: How Hotel Brands Are Responding to COVID-19

Leading hotel brands have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in various ways—from temporarily suspending brand standards and cutting franchise fees to opening their services to front-line medical staff. Below are the ways in which brands...
Comings and Goings

This Week’s Comings and Goings

Erica Hageman is now Aimbridge Hospitality's chief government affairs officer, a newly-created role. In this position, Hageman is advocating for Aimbridge’s hotel owners in government policy and AHLA. Hageman is active with AHLA General...
New Orleans recorded the steepest decline in RevPAR during the week of March 22-28.

STR: RevPAR Fell 80.3 Percent in Week Four of March

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Reflecting the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. hotel industry reported significant year-over-year declines across three key performance metrics during the week of March 22-28, 2020, according to data...
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AHLA Foundation Announces Free Training, Courses for Hotel Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an effort to support the 8 million hotel industry employees affected by this unprecedented public health crisis, the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation), the charitable giving arm of...

The Plasencia Group Shares Checklist for Scaling Down or Closing Hotels

The Plasencia Group recently released a checklist prepared by its asset management and operations team to assist hoteliers who are scaling back or completely shutting down operations at their respective hotels and resorts during...