If you recruit three members, in addition to the three gift cards, you would receive a spotlight promo on the KH&LA Facebook page and on a special "spotlight’ page on the web site and a chance for a drawing for an iPad Mini.If you are in hyper drive and recruit five members, you get all of the above, plus dinner for two and an overnight at the Historic Boone Tavern in Berea. This isn’t a drawing. If you recruit five members, you WILL receive this prize package.
This is a great time to join KH&LA. Legislative updates will being once the legislative session starts in Frankfort after the first of the year. We have upgraded our technology infrastructure and dramatically enhanced member communications. We just wrapped up a very successful annual meeting and are planning for more education in 2015.
There are two ways to join…you can send potential members to the web site and have them complete the process online or you can use the membership application. Either way, be sure they list YOUR name in the referred by field so you get the appropriate credit.
KH&LA is working with a coalition of industry organizations to have the state's Tourism Marketing Incentive Program funds reinstated. Read the full position statement here.
US General Services Administration has established per diem rates for 2015. Click here for details.
By Dan Fay
February 9, 2015
I attended the American Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles late in January. The mood was exuberant about the prospects of the lodging industry in 2015. In all, the forecasters are predicting good occupancy, ADR and RevPar growth. Many of the big players are enthusiastic about the ability for transactions and new development.The major brands have picked up this enthusiasm by introducing a lot of new brands. Everyone seems to be moving in a lifestyle space. Hyatt introduced Centrix, Marriott introduced Moxy, Hilton introduced Canopy, and Best Western introduced The Vibe. All of these new products are designed for the CBD and lifestyle locations.
Hopefully, all of this enthusiasm comes off of a strong finish to 2014. We hope that this will mean good things for the lodging industry in Kentucky in the new year.
The legislature is in session so we are very active in monitoring their progress. So far we have seen the usual bills attacking room tax, minimum wage, etc. To date there have been no serious threats, but we need to continue to monitor as they can happen quickly. Please stay tuned to your legislative reports as it is possible that at any time we may need to mobilize quickly.
I look forward to speaking at our upcoming events.
Accolades for the Homewood Suites Lexington/Hamburg, a new hotel for Bowling Green, promotions at Commonwealth Hotels and Time Warner Cable's new offer. Details.
Economic Impact of Hotels