U.S. Department of Labor Releases Model COBRA Premium Subsidy Notices

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. Under the U.S. American Rescue Plan (ARP), clubs must now pay COBRA premiums for employees involuntarily terminated or who lost health insurance due to a reduction in hours. The good news is clubs are entitled…

The U.S. American Rescue Plan and Its Impact on Clubs

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. With the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Congress has changed some programs that have been extremely important to clubs. The good news is these changes will provide additional support for club leaders. The…

Will Guests Say “I Do” Again? Survey of Tech’s Impact on Guest Satisfaction

By: Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, CHE, CHIA, CAHTA and Minwoo Lee, Ph.D., MBA, CHE, CHIA This is a recap of a recent survey that examines the use of technology by hotel guests and how it impacts their overall stay satisfaction…

Watch Your Step: Ethical Pitfalls for Today’s Clubs to Avoid

Written by: Daniel Conti Jr., CHAE, CAM The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a lot of financial pressure on clubs around the country. Many have experienced a shortfall in expected revenues. Club leadership has had to make difficult decisions on how…

Club Tax Expert Explains New IRS Guidance on Employee Social Security Payroll Tax Holiday

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. Attention, clubs: on August 8, the United States President issued an executive order deferring a portion of your employees’ payroll taxes. This payroll tax holiday runs from September 1 to December 31, and only employees…

AHLA National Day of Action to Save Hotel Jobs

An important word about the HotelsAct, an initiative from an HFTP Allied Partner (republished from Hotel Online) Written by: Danny Hudson It comes as no surprise that the hotel industry is hurting. The drop in travel and occupancy was quickly reflected…

Retirement Planning During Covid-19: What Has Changed with the U.S. CARES Act

The economic decline and market volatility resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic has created anxiety around retirement planning and financial security in the United States. In response, the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (more popularly known as “the…

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Insurance Industry: Are You Covered?

This week, the general industry HFTP Hangout took a close look at the state of the U.S. insurance industry and how coverage operates in a pandemic. With nearly all hospitality businesses going on lock-down for several weeks or months and…

Considerations for Hotel Profitability Trends, Re-opening and Work from Home

Round 1 – U.S. and European Hotel Performance Trends in a Downturn The latest round of HFTP Hangouts kicked off this week with a data-driven session presented by HotStats. This session provided an in-depth overview of current operational and profitability…

HFTP Hangout -- Home-based Security

AHLA Advocacy Efforts Encompass All Hospitality Touchpoints

Presented by: Chip Rogers and Kevin Carey, AHLA This Spring’s economic pause has sent a shock-wave to businesses worldwide, with the hotel industry especially hit hard as travel has essentially halted. At the center are the hotels themselves; but in…