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AAHOACON24 Convention & Trade Show Photo Recap

AAHOACON24—the nation’s largest event for hotel owners—has come and gone, but the memories and connections our team made at the event will live on for years to come! (L-R) This year’s hihotels team was comprised of Franchise Development Director Vic Vescovo, President & CEO Chris Guimbellot, Franchise Development Director Pat Cheedie, Director of Operations Gary…

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Photo Recap of hihotels 2023 Mini Conventions

Current and potential franchisees alike attended the 2023 hihotels Mini-Conventions. Held at Top Golf locations in Mt. Laurel, NJ and Spring, TX, it was an opportunity to not only meet with the corporate team, but to also enjoy some good food and drink and practice your swing.

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2023 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show Photo Recap

AAHOA recently held its annual Convention & Trade Show in Los Angeles. The hihotels team was comprised of President & CEO Chris Guimbellot (second from right) and (l-r) Franchise Development Directors Paul Vakharia, Vic Vescovo and Pat Cheedie. Chris Guimbellot had the pleasure of doing a video interview with Glenn Haussman. Several hihotels franchisees were…

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hihotels 2022 Northeast Mini-Convention Photo Recap

New staff members Patrick Cheedie (left) and Vic Vescovo (right) and Paul Vakharia help set up. hihotels franchisees are anxious to check in. President & CEO Chris Guimbellot welcomes the group and provides an update on the company. Suchi Reddy from our platinum sponsor, Visual Matrix, with an informative presentation on cybersecurity. Then, it was…

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2022 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show Photo Recap

AAHOA recently held its annual Convention & Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland. The hihotels team was in full force. President & CEO Chris Guimbellot met with several members of the media, including Glenn Haussman’s popular No Vacancy podcast. It was great to catch up with so many of our franchisees at the event. Here are…

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Industry Publications and Online News

It is more important than ever before that you regularly read the hospitality trade magazines and subscribe to their online services. The magazine subscriptions are very reasonable and most of the daily and online news information services are free. Not only will you know what your competition is doing – but you’ll be able to…

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Bolster Your Bookings with a CAGE Code

Looking for a free and easy-to-implement way to increase bookings at your property? Then consider obtaining a CAGE Code from the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency to be a government contractor.   What is a CAGE Code? A CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) Code is a unique, five-character, alphanumeric identifier that is required for…

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Photography is Key When Posting on Social Media

In the marketing world, where content is king, images are the emperor. As humans, we connect emotionally to images more than text or audio. People take action quicker and make more decisions when prompted by images, rather than reading text. Because social media feeds are bombarded and updated constantly with new content, having an image…

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Something to Consider: How Healthy is Your Gross Operating Profit Post, Post-COVID?

By Ruben Reyes, Assurance & Marketing Program Director   According to AAA, more than 50 million travelers were expected to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, and 95% of these vacationers were expected to travel by car. These travel statistics reached pre-pandemic levels and were just 4% below 2019 levels, according to…

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Something to Consider: Performance-Based Marketing

By Ruben Reyes, Assurance & Marketing Program Director   In a recent article, I talked about the importance of working with online travel agencies – to increase your hotel’s bookings and improve your online presence. One of the perks that goes along with working with an OTA is that your property’s listing is not only…

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AAHOACON24 Convention & Trade Show Photo Recap

AAHOACON24—the nation’s largest event for hotel owners—has come and gone, but the memories and connections our team made at the event will live on for years to come! (L-R) This year’s hihotels team was comprised of Franchise Development Director Vic Vescovo, President & CEO Chris Guimbellot, Franchise Development Director Pat Cheedie, Director of Operations Gary…

Photo Recap of hihotels 2023 Mini Conventions

Current and potential franchisees alike attended the 2023 hihotels Mini-Conventions. Held at Top Golf locations in Mt. Laurel, NJ and Spring, TX, it was an opportunity to not only meet with the corporate team, but to also enjoy some good food and drink and practice your swing.

2023 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show Photo Recap

AAHOA recently held its annual Convention & Trade Show in Los Angeles. The hihotels team was comprised of President & CEO Chris Guimbellot (second from right) and (l-r) Franchise Development Directors Paul Vakharia, Vic Vescovo and Pat Cheedie. Chris Guimbellot had the pleasure of doing a video interview with Glenn Haussman. Several hihotels franchisees were…

hihotels 2022 Northeast Mini-Convention Photo Recap

New staff members Patrick Cheedie (left) and Vic Vescovo (right) and Paul Vakharia help set up. hihotels franchisees are anxious to check in. President & CEO Chris Guimbellot welcomes the group and provides an update on the company. Suchi Reddy from our platinum sponsor, Visual Matrix, with an informative presentation on cybersecurity. Then, it was…

2022 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show Photo Recap

AAHOA recently held its annual Convention & Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland. The hihotels team was in full force. President & CEO Chris Guimbellot met with several members of the media, including Glenn Haussman’s popular No Vacancy podcast. It was great to catch up with so many of our franchisees at the event. Here are…

Industry Publications and Online News

It is more important than ever before that you regularly read the hospitality trade magazines and subscribe to their online services. The magazine subscriptions are very reasonable and most of the daily and online news information services are free. Not only will you know what your competition is doing – but you’ll be able to…

Bolster Your Bookings with a CAGE Code

Looking for a free and easy-to-implement way to increase bookings at your property? Then consider obtaining a CAGE Code from the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency to be a government contractor.   What is a CAGE Code? A CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) Code is a unique, five-character, alphanumeric identifier that is required for…

Photography is Key When Posting on Social Media

In the marketing world, where content is king, images are the emperor. As humans, we connect emotionally to images more than text or audio. People take action quicker and make more decisions when prompted by images, rather than reading text. Because social media feeds are bombarded and updated constantly with new content, having an image…

Something to Consider: How Healthy is Your Gross Operating Profit Post, Post-COVID?

By Ruben Reyes, Assurance & Marketing Program Director   According to AAA, more than 50 million travelers were expected to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, and 95% of these vacationers were expected to travel by car. These travel statistics reached pre-pandemic levels and were just 4% below 2019 levels, according to…

Something to Consider: Performance-Based Marketing

By Ruben Reyes, Assurance & Marketing Program Director   In a recent article, I talked about the importance of working with online travel agencies – to increase your hotel’s bookings and improve your online presence. One of the perks that goes along with working with an OTA is that your property’s listing is not only…