Hotel ROI: Midwest-Chicago Helps Hoteliers Leverage Assets to Maximize Returns


CHICAGO, Aug. 10—Hotel ROI, a fast-paced education series created to inform and inspire hospitality
industry professionals with actionable insight, will take on the Windy City and surrounding area today.
The event will be held at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The panels and education sessions held during the one-day event are moderated by local industry experts
who can offer insider facts and figures specific to the area’s local market—invaluable information for
small business owners who are trying to beat the competition. Here’s a quick list of topics to be

▪ Brokerage transactions and the current relationship between buyers and sellers
▪ How to increase profitable revenue using a multifaceted approach
▪ Labor issues including wage/hour class actions and union/management relations
▪ Minimizing costs from every angle
▪ Where to look for the next big deal and where to build next
▪ Exit strategies

“In 2016, Chicago contributed about $15 billion in direct tourism spending, with a record number of 54.1
million people visiting,” said Chip Rogers, CEO and president of the Asian American Hotel Owners
Association. “With a solid pipeline, a transportation infrastructure that is among the best in the nation and
annual tourism numbers expected to reach 55 million by 2020, the city is poised for growth. Now is the
time to take action.”

Midwest-Chicago is the third Hotel ROI event in the seven-city tour that began in Houston on April 24.
The conference heads to Pittsburgh and Atlanta in September and closes out with Baltimore and
Charlotte, North Carolina, in October.

Hotel ROI is the result of a new partnership between AAHOA, the nation’s largest group of hotel owners,
and Hotel Management magazine.


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