AH&LEF-Funded Research Archives
Several publications are now out of print and archived at AH&LA's Information Center. Specific questions regarding any archived projects can be directed to the Information Center at (888) 743-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that the AH&LA Information Center is a free service to AH&LA members; nonmembers may be charged a research fee.
RealTime Hotel Reports, Inc., chosen through an RFP, conducted the 1998 and 2001 surveys to examine trends in the industry. STR conducted the 2004, 2006 and 2008 surveys.
Funded by AH&LEF in 2001 and developed in response to industry-wide concerns about rising energy costs and usage, the guide served as a tool for properties to review and evaluate usage and incorporate strategies for energy reduction. A series of seminars, also funded by AH&LEF, was developed with AH&LA partner state associations in conjunction with the publication.
In February 1999, the Foundation began providing funds to outsource AH&LA's biannual compensation survey. Two studies were produced, one in 2000 and the second in 2002.
With funding from AH&LEF, AH&LA's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Task Force Committee and AH&LA's Regulatory Affairs Department surveyed AH&LA member properties and various organizations that represent people with disabilities in 1998. The report was released to help hoteliers in their continuing efforts to reduce barriers for travelers with disabilities, as well as provide written comments to the Federal Access Board's 1999 proposed rule making and modification to the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.
This study, authored by Robert H. Woods, Ph.D., Michael Sciarini, Ph.D., and William Heck, was conducted over a three-year period with nearly 4,000 properties supplying turnover data and 2,400 properties providing diversity information. An updated survey compiling 2003 data was conducted in 2004.
The Foundation funded the first study of its kind concerning the impact of room taxes on the lodging industry, which documents the affect of room tax increases on occupancy rate and employment. An updated study was funded in 2008.
Authored by Ray Ellis, CHE, CHTP, CLSD, from the Loss Prevention Management Institute of the University of Houston in 1996, this guide provides an easily understood “translation” of legislative mandates into lodging industry jargon, including a list of requirements by department and what the employer is required to do when developing a program for compliance.
The 30-minute, award-winning video, produced by Ecological Solutions, features four case studies of hotel properties that have successfully implemented environmental programs. Although this video is no longer in inventory, it is available by special request. Please contact EI's Business Development Office at (800) 752-4567 for pricing information.
Sponsored by the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), CapEx 2007 presents capital expenditures by various hotel segments, including luxury, full service, and extended stay. The report presents information on how capital is spent to maintain competitive positioning, achieve brand standards, and continue the lifecycle of hotels.