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Choice CEO Says Hotels Are Full

"Our hotels have been very full the first couple months of the year," says Choice Hotels' CEO Steve Joyce to CNBC.

Vantage Hospitality's CEO on What Fair Franchising Needs

Roger Bloss, CEO of Vantage Hospitality
Vantage Hospitality's CEO Roger Bloss; photo/bmm

ATLANTA — Roger Bloss, CEO and founder of Vantage Hospitality Group, sat down with Blue MauMau during the Asian American Hotel Owners Association's annual conference in Atlanta for a frank discussion on how to give fair franchising practices teeth and the importance of empowering hotel owners to make collective brand decisions.

New AAHOA Chair on What’s Next for Franchising

Alkesh Patel, 2012-2013 chairman of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association
Alkesh Patel address a room of thousands at Atlanta conference of AAHOA. He later sits and asks President George W. Bush questions. photo/aahoa

ATLANTA — Blue MauMau sat down on May 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center during the 2012 conference of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to interview the group's incoming chairman Alkesh Patel.

Franchisees Trust Co-ops and Democracy More

ITHACA, N.Y. — In this final piece of a two-part series, Benjamin Lawrence, assistant professor of food and beverage management at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, surmises that franchisee associations must support their members' right to assemble and speak, that cooperatives are great instruments for franchise systems, and that democratically elected leaders are important in incorporating sub-groups.

Choice Hotels Answers Questions on AAHOA

LEXINGTON, Ky. — After agreeing to loosen up on franchising practices that franchisees had criticized as lacking good faith and fair dealing, Choice Hotels was re-admitted into the Asian American Hotel Owners Association. The association had given the franchisor 90 days to cure its poor standards.

Choice Hotels Allowed Back into Franchise Assn

Quality Inn is one of the brands under franchisor Choice Hotels
A Quality Inn franchise in Central Kentucky

ATLANTA — Choice Hotels has agreed to loosen up some on its criticized franchising practices in order to be let back into good standing with a franchisee group, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association.

AAHOA Strikes Back

Hats off to the Asian American Hotel Owners Association for the threat to sever its relationship with Choice Hotels International because of Choice’s persistent, self-defeating anti-franchisee positions. Choice has consistently failed to recognize that their franchisees are the heart and soul of their business.

Hotel Owners to Terminate Choice Hotels

An EconoLodge sign, one of Choice's many hotel brands

ATLANTA — In a turn of events, angry franchisees are terminating a franchisor. The Asian American Hotel Owners Association has informed Choice Hotels that the nefarious franchisor will be stripped of its membership unless long outstanding grievances from franchisees can be resolved within the next 90 days.

AAHOA’s Letter to Choice Hotels To Terminate Membership

Below is the letter from franchisees of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association to Choice Hotel's board of directors, informing them that the association is terminating its membership unless long outstanding grievances from franchisees can be cured within the next 90 days.

Wyndham and Choice Hotels Sued by Franchisees for $485 Million in Damages

Could this possibly lead to more claims by franchisees?