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From the American Hotel & Lodging Association:
AH&LA and others sued the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to block the rule that required employers to display a new poster outlining employee rights to unionize. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia agreed with… (continue reading)
Tags: AHLA, employee posters, labor union, lawsuit, national labor relations board, nlrb, right to organize, union
Occupancy was up in Wisconsin for February 2012 compared to February 2011 and most market areas saw an increase in occupancy, with the largest increase in Door County. ADR was also up statewide compared to February 2011, with the largest increase in Eau Claire/Menomonie.
To view Smith Travel Data for your region for February 2012, click here.
The link above is password protected for lodging members only – email Michelle in the WH&LA office if you need help logging in or call 262/782-2851.
Data is provided by Smith Travel Research, an independent research firm founded in 1985. Smith Travel offers WH&LA members discounts on various STR reports and products. For more information, visit strglobal.com.
Tags: ADR, average daily rate, Door County, eau claire, menomonie, occupancy, research, Smith Travel Data, Smith Travel Research, STR, Wisconsin
The Supervisory Skill Builders curriculum provides need-to-know information on how supervisors should carry out their responsibilities to management as well as employees. Ideal as a self-trainer or for learning in groups, the series helps supervisors: meet management’s objectives for productivity and quality guest service; solve everyday workplace challenges; gain respect, trust, and support from the people who work for them. The set of 9 titles provide an entertaining approach to building supervisory skills.
Click the image to learn more or purchase this item from the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute.
Tags: ah&la ei, AHLA, discounts, education, educational discounts, Educational Institute, skill training, supervisors
Congratulations to the following WH&LA members on recent awards & recognition:
Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin Dells was voted Top 10 in two SpaFinder.com categories, “Best Boutique Hotel” and “Best for Environmental Practices.”
Aspira Spa at The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, was named to SpaFinder.com’s “Top 10 for Water Sports,” ranked 5th on Spas of America‘s list of “Top 100 Spas for 2011″ and received Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 “Readers’ Choice Award” for a top Mainland U.S. Large Resort.
The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee, was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s “2012 Gold List,” which is based on readers’ picks of the best hotels in the world.
Tags: 2012 gold list, aspira spa, awards, best boutique hotel, best hotels in the world, conde nast traveler, Elkhart Lake, Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee, readers choice award, recognition, spafinder.com, spas of america, sundara inn & spa, the osthoff resort, top 100 spas, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dells
Congratulations to the following WH&LA member properties for their recent awards and recognition!
U.S. News Travel section has announced their top 10 “Best Hotels in Wisconsin,” based on an analysis of awards, expert recommendations and user ratings. Each of the 10 properties are WH&LA members, and they include: The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee; Canoe Bay, Chetek; The American Club, Kohler; The Delafield Hotel, Delafield; The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee; Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva; InterContinental Milwaukee; Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee; BEST WESTERN PREMIER Bridgewood Resort Hotel, Neenah; and Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake.
The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee was also named as one of the top 25 luxury hotels in the US by TripAdvisor in the company’s 10th annual Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Tags: ambassador hotel, American Club, awards, best western premier bridgewood resort hotel, canoe bay, chetek, delafield, delafield hotel, Grand Geneva Resort, green lake, heidel house, intercontinental, Iron Horse Hotel, Kohler, Milwaukee, neenah, Pfister Hotel, TripAdvisor, us news
Bill Otto, Past Chairman of the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association (1998) and Past Chairman of the state Governors Council on Tourism was presented with the Governor’s Tourism Legacy Award at the Governor’s Dinner at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism on March 6 in Green Bay. Each year the award is presented to an individual who has shown a long lasting and permanent contribution to the industry over the years. Nominees for this award have twenty-five years or more of distinguished service to the tourism industry, fifteen years or more of which has been in Wisconsin.
Tags: award, Bill Otto, governor's conference on tourism, marcus hotels and resorts, wigcot
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has named WH&LA 2012 Chairman of the Board, Connie Barbian of Inn Development & Management, Fort Atkinson, a winner of the State Leadership Award for Wisconsin at the association’s annual Legislative Action Summit on February 29, in Washington D.C. Connie, left, is pictured with AH&LA President, CEO Joe McInerney.
In nominating Connie for the award, WH&LA said, “Connie Barbian on any given day is in the midst of exploring new partnerships, negotiating third-party contracts, overseeing new marketing concepts, touching base with her company’s management team; plus she is the newly-elected Chairman of the Board of the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association, after serving on both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee over the past six years. Connie is an ‘idea person’ who loves problem solving and knows the value of networking – whether it is for WH&LA or for her business responsibilities. WH&LA is fortunate to have someone of her caliber and dedication to service, as our state Chairman this year.”
The State Leadership Awards, formerly known as the Most Valuable Volunteer Awards, were created in 1998 to honor standout members in each partner state association who help implement and strengthen programs.
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