2020 Editorial Calendar*

Our editorial philosophy is focused on helping industry professionals do their jobs more effectively, efficiently and profitably by providing a balance of business-and technical-related content.

Additionally, our magazine is distributed at AAHOA’s 28+ regional events throughout the year!

NOTE: As of March 2020, we’re adjusting to make the content as relevant and actionable as possible for our readers. Content is changing to focus on how the industry is reacting to COVID-19.


*Editorial Calendar is tentative and subject to change.


Looking to the Future

  • What the data says: Data about the current market, what to expect, accompanied by infographic.
  • Hotel ownership at different stages: Your first hotel vs. your tenth
  • Market trends: Economy as a recession-proof segment

Bonus Distribution

  • The Americas Lodging Investment Summit
    (ALIS) Law Conference
  • Hotel, Motel, Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast (HMRSSS)

Materials deadline: November 1, 2019

Ships: December 2019


Brand Standards Issue 

  • Food & beverage as a branding opportunity
  • How brand standards are developed for technology
  • Dual branding: When to combine resources

Bonus Distribution

  • BLLA: Stay Boutique Life – The Trifecta

Materials deadline: November 27, 2019

Ships: January 2020


Independent Hoteliers Issue

  • Going it your own: Building your own brand as an independent hotelier
  • How to keep up profits: How to get in touch with construction companies, getting government contracts
  • How independent hoteliers can establish media/marketing contacts

Bonus Distribution

  • California Lodging Investment Conference
  • Hunter Hotel Conference

Materials deadline: January 8, 2020

Ships: February 2020


Covention Issue/Generations Issue

  • AAHOA young professional hoteliers doing great things in the hospitality industry and their communities
  • Millennials vs. Gen Z travelers: Often thrown together, but how do they differ?
  • What’s next? First, millennials “killed” industries; what is Gen Z going to change in hospitality?
  • Forecasting the demands of the traveler 5 years from now; what can we learn from previous years?

Bonus Distribution

  • 2020 AAHOA Convention
  • The Radisson Brand Conference New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Expo
  • My Place Convention

Materials deadline: February 7, 2020

Ships: March 2020


Building & Architecture Issue

  • Interview with AAHOA Chairman Biran Patel
  • What event planners are looking for in an event space
  • Utilizing rooftop space
  • Choosing the right location: using industry reports to find the best spot for your hotel

Bonus Distribution

  • Choice Hotels Annual Convention HD Expo

Materials deadline: March 4, 2020

Ships: April 2020


Tech Issue

  • AI, VR & AR: What are they and where should you use them?
  • Wifi vs 5G: Is 5G needed now? What should you implement in your hotels?
  • Using tech to assist humans
  • Meet the Bright Innovations Award Winner

Bonus Distribution

  • NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference
  • BLLA: Boutique Hotel Investment Conference

Materials deadline: April 2, 2020

Ships: May 2020


Accessibility Issue

  • Disabilities beyond the physical
  • Accessibility training for employees
  • Veterans: Serving those who have served our country

Bonus Distribution


Materials deadline: May 1, 2020

Ships: June 2020


Security Issue

  • Meet your 2020-2021 AAHOA Officers
  • Guest privacy vs. personalization
  • Combating turnover: Keeping your employees safe

Bonus Distribution

  • Hotel Data Conference
  • G6 Conference

Materials deadline: June 4, 2020

Ships: July 2020


Back to School Issue

  • AAHOA scholarship recipients: investing in the future of the hospitality industry
  • Back to the basics: the value of training refreshers at all levels of employment
  • Tips from veteran hoteliers to new hoteliers and advice from new hoteliers to veteran hoteliers

Bonus Distribution

  • Red Roof Brand
  • Conference Lodging
  • Conference Wyndham Conference

Materials deadline: July 6, 2019

Ships: August 2020


Design Issue

  • Lobby or guest room: where do guests spend their time, where should you spend your money?
  • Beyond the Lobby: Using common spaces to connect guests
  • Functionality and design: Finding the happy medium

Bonus Distribution

  • Best Western Conference

Materials deadline: August 10, 2020

Ships: September 2020


Advocacy Issue

  • Hoteliers building relationships with local officials and how it helps bottom line
  • AAHOA on the Hill – What AAHOA is doing in DC to help hoteliers
  • Human trafficking update: What do the numbers say now?
  • Hotelier Perspective: What AAHOA advocacy means to me

Bonus Distribution

  • HX Conference
  • BDNY

Materials deadline: September 3, 2020

Ships: October 2020

Happy Diwali! 


Money/Investment Issue

  • Portfolios: Should you acquire more properties or hone in on what you have?
  • Addressing labor: What does it take to attract and retain the best?
  • What do investors want when deciding to invest in a pro

Bonus Distribution

  • RLH Corp Conference

Materials deadline: October 5, 2020

Ships: November 2020