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WINTER PRECAUTIONS

Winter storm Grayson is expected to affect the entire east coast over the next few days. Snow, ice, and extreme temperatures make RHA member properties especially susceptible to slip/fall claims, as well as property damage from frozen sprinklers, collapsed roofs, etc.  Is your location doing all you can to prevent such claims?  The most frequent cause of RHA winter claims is Freeze-ups of Sprinkler Systems - learn how to prevent them  here

To learn more about preventing costly claims this winter, go to RHA's Winter Safety Resource Collection
 
Do not forget how important it is to clear snow from your roofs to prevent the potential for collapse.

High Risk:
  • Large open flat roofs, barrel roofs, roofs with less than a 30-degree slope, and multi-level roofs.
  • Heavily insulated roofs and pre-engineered roofs on bar joists.
  • Roofs with previous structural damage and those that have already experienced collapse.
  • Areas shaded from direct sunlight that may cause snow to freeze into ice and increase the snow load.
Take Special Care:
  • Use an outside contractor, if possible, and obtain a hold harmless agreement.
  • Do not remove snow all the way down to roof covering (to prevent damage to the membrane).
  • Use plastic shovels rather than metal.
  • Use a plastic tarp to fill with snow and release over the side of the building. Watch areas where snow is landing.
  • Adjust snow blowers to prevent rotating components from coming into contact with roof surface.
RHA wishes our members a safe and successful winter season. Contact Lori Wood with any questions or issues at Lori@rhainsure.com, or (804) 525-2025.
THIS MONTH'S NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
FEBRUARY 11, 2018
RHA Group Personal Umbrella Insurance Renewal

FEBRUARY 20, 2018
HSMAI & Kindred Resort Best Practices Meeting
New York, NY

MARCH 8, 2018
RHA Property Insurance Renewal
LOSS CONTROL TOPIC OF THE MONTH
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

How strong is your Emergency Response Plan?
  • Do you have a written plan?
  • Has your plan been reviewed within the past year, to ensure it is current?
  • Have you conducted a drill within the past 6-12 months, and used that drill to identify possible weaknesses?
  • Does your written plan include procedures for assisting guests who may need special assistance?
  • During an emergency situation, could you identify the location of those guests?
  • Have you provided training to front desk personnel within the last year?
  • Does each guest room include an evacuation map and instructions for guests to follow?
  • Does your plan include procedures that will allow you to account for all guests and employees if an evacuation occurs?

If you answered "NO" to any of these questions, January is a great time to make some improvements. Let RHA assist you with our Emergency Preparedness Resources

SPOTLIGHTS:

New Year, New Destinations

If your property participates in STAY RHA, take advantage of 50 - 70% best available rates at fellow RHA member properties! 

Plan your next trip here.

Kindred Resorts & Hotels Releases 2018 Meetings Outlook
 
Kindred Resorts & Hotels released its 2018 Meetings Outlook last month. Kindred's participating resorts contributed their 2017 and 2018 meetings data for the Outlook allowing Kindred to analyze and discuss several meetings industry trends. To-date Kindred received coverage in Hotel Business, Hotel Online, Meeting News Northwest Magazine, Washington Lobbyist, and MPI News Brief, among others. 

Click here to read the Hotel Business article.
MEDIA BUZZ
The Peninsula Chicago - Chicago, IL
Condé Nast Traveler Selects 6 RHA Members

In this month's Condé Nast Traveler, 6 RHA members were selected for their Gold List. Congratulations to our members for being honored with this prestigious designation.
  • Amangiri - Canyon Point, Utah
  • Dunton Hot Springs - Dolores, CO
  • The Lowell - New York City, NY
  • Ocean House- Watch Hill, RI
  • The Peninsula Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • Twin Farms - Barnard, VT
See the full list here
LEVERAGING KINDRED'S FY18 PLANS:
Get the Most From Your Membership

Kindred offers a variety of options, from free MPI chapter exposure to paid media dinners, all curated to provide our participating resorts with increased exposure in the meetings and events market. Click here for an outline of Kindred's FY18 plans and make sure that you are getting the most from your Kindred membership!  
RESORT HOTEL ASSOCIATION

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