January 4, 2018
Brands Launched in 2017

by Sean McCracken
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GLOBAL REPORT—If there are three certainties in life, they’re death, taxes and new hotel brands. Like most years in recent history, 2017 was a year in which several new brands were announced within the hotel industry.
Many of those brands—like InterContinental Hotels Group’s Avid Hotels—focus in on the midscale segment, anticipating a renaissance for the budget-minded travel. Several others—like Hilton’s Tapestry Collection and Wyndham’s Trademark Collection—are soft brands looking to incorporate some independent flair into large-scale distribution platforms.

C. Patrick Scholes, managing director of lodging and leisure equity research for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, described the fixation on midscale as “not surprising considering these chain scales are outperforming the industry today.” He added there’s a business rationale for the focus on more lifestyle properties, as well.

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Welcome to the 2018 CLIA Board of Directors

At the Annual Meeting on December 14, 2017, the following slate for the Board of Directors was approved:

President : David Bowman
Past President: Gordon Jackson
Vice President : Pravin Pranav
Secretary: Pamela Barnhill
Treasurer: John Manderfeld

Board Members:
Eric Cogdill
Scott Connolly
Joseph Fan
Gary Hong
Brian Mathews
Pat Mitchell
Dhruv Patel
Ram Jeereddy
Mike Wang
Joe Wolosz
Roy Yared

Our thanks to the dedication of retiring Secretary Myraline Morris Whitaker!
Winter Weather Occupational Hazards
Winter weather presents hazards including slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Employers must prevent illnesses, injuries, or fatalities, by controlling these hazards in workplaces impacted by winter weather.

Preparing for these kinds of injuries and illnesses should be included in your IIPP, if your property is located in a cold weather climate.

OSHA offers great information to employers for preparing and training for cold weather hazards.

Closing Out 2017, North American Hoteliers See Solid Gains in Rates and Bookings
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NEW YORK – January 2, 2018 – TravelClick, a leading global provider of data and revenue-generating solutions for hoteliers, today announced new data from the Company’s December 2017 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR).
According to this data, as North American hoteliers transition from 2017 into the New Year, all travel segments in the fourth quarter of 2017 are experiencing growth in both average daily rates (ADR) and bookings, up 1.2 percent and 4.3 percent, respectively. TravelClick also found that RevPAR for these segments is up a notable 5.6 percent during this time.  

With a continued increase in holiday travel this year, group travel in particular is up 5.1 percent in bookings and 1.7 percent in ADR during the fourth quarter of 2017. Additionally, transient business travel is seeing an uptick in both bookings and ADR, up 4.3 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively. The transient segment overall is up 4.1 percent in bookings and 1.1 percent in ADR as well.

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