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  • 1. San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association www.sanantonio-lodging.org
  • 2. SAHLA Mission
    • Promote the interests of the greater San Antonio lodging industry
    • SAHLA is committed to active community involvement,
    • SAHLA is committed to the development of the existing and future employee base
    • SAHLA is committed to promoting market innovations and growth.
    • We strive to preserve and protect that which is special and unique to San Antonio, and work to provide value back to the citizens of San Antonio through the responsible daily operation of our businesses.
  • 3. Tourism Effects on our national economy
    • Tourism spending averages $1.5 Billion per day
    • $64.1 M an hour…$1.1 M per min…$17,800 per sec.
    • Generates $561Billion in sales revenue
    • Paying $171.5 Billion in travel-related wages
    • Supporting 7.8 Million jobs
    • Employing 1 of every 7 Americans either directly or indirectly
    • Source: Texas Hotel and Lodging Association
  • 4. Hospitality Industry Impact (2006 Economic Impact study-SAHLA, SAATC, SA COC Trinity University)
    • 26 Million visitors came to San Antonio
    • $10.5 billion local economic impact from Hospitality
    • Economic impact doubled in 10 years (1996-2006)
    • $125.6 million in revenues to COSA
    • Provided 17% of the city’s general fund 2006 fyr
    • More than $222 million to all local govts combined
    • $58.7 million of total from Hotel Occupancy Tax
    • Hotel Occupancy Tax supports: HBG Convention Center, SACVB, Historic Preservation, Cultural & Arts, Alamodome
  • 5. San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau New Branding Campaign
    • Launched Feb 14, 2008
    • Deep. In the Heart.
    • • People who embody the power and spirit of the city, • Pride that is deeply rooted in history, • Promise of adventure, of knowledge, of welcome, of intrigue, of reward, • And Passion for San Antonio and its art, culture, sports, and entertainment.
    • And new destination video, “The San Antonio Story”  
  • 6. VIDEO
  • 7.  
  • 8. SAN ANTONIO DATA Overall wages in the industry have grown briskly. +82% from 1996-2006 (2006 Economic Impact Study)
  • 9. NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS
    • 2007 TO 2014
      • Jobs will grow by 14%
      • # of workers will grow by 12%
      • Lodging employment will grow by 25%
      • (1.9M to 2.4M)
    U.S. DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • 10. Current SA Hotel Inventory
    • Currently, Over 37,000 rooms in San Antonio metro area (Dallas 73,000 Houston 63,500 San Diego 55,000)
    • 12,500 rooms in the Downtown / CBD
    • In 2008 - Grand Hyatt 1000 rms & Comfort Suites 90 rms
    • Almost 7,400 new rooms are planned in 44 hotel projects 2008-2010 throughout Bexar County
    • Hotels and attractions spent over $395M in expansion & renovations
  • 11. Planned New Downtown Supply
    • as of September 2008
    • Hotel Name Address No. of Rooms
    • 1 Aloft W. Hotels 416 Houston St 100
    • 2 Candlewood Suites 1024 S. Laredo St. 96
    • 3 Courtyard by Marriot 207 Saint Mary's 220
    • 4 Embassy Suites 125 E. Houston St 260
    • 5 Hotel Indigo 105 N Alamo Plaza 92
    • 6 Staybridge Suites Commerce St. & N. Pecos 120
    • 7 TownePlace Suites 409 E. Houston 120  
    • Total: 1,000
    • An additional 4,000 rooms are planned or under construction throughout the metro area
  • 12. Drury Plaza garage and addition Marriott CY – St Mary’s St TownePlace Suites 409 E Houston Gibbs Building Hotel development
  • 13. HBG Convention Center
    • $3M Exterior face lift
    • $3M structural/roof maintenance
    • $3M interior upgrades (carpet, etc.)
    • Extensive Lila Cockrell Theatre renovations
  • 14. San Antonio Airport
    • SA Airport is vital to our city’s economy (Travel & Transportation +$2.2 B economic impact)
    • Ranked by FAA as one of the best “on time” US airports
    • Long term parking garage is complete
    • Terminal B scheduled for completion Fall 2010
    • Two-tier roadway construction Summer 2010
    • 2007 Passengers 8,075,437 +0.5% (3 rd record in a row)
    • Mike Sawaya is currently the Interim Director at the Airport
  • 15. Top Texas Destinations
  • 16. Smith Travel Research Lodging Industry Benchmarking and Research firm
    • San Antonio (thru Sept) 2008 US 2008 proj.
      • Occupancy -0.4% -3.0%
      • Average Rate +4.0 % +3.4%
        • Supply +5.6% 2.5%
        • Demand +5.1% -0.5%
    • STR Natl projections: 2009 2010 Occupancy -3.5% -0.6%
        • Average Rate +1.0 % +2.1%
        • Supply +2.4% +1.2%
        • Demand -1.0% +0.6%
  • 17. Competitive Advantages
    • 3 rd fastest growing city in the US
    • 7 th largest city in the US
    • 300 days of sunshine…
    • Growth of San Antonio as a quality golf destination
    • Increased exposure of the quality culinary reputation of San Antonio
    • Travel + Leisure magazine
      • Rated 2 yrs in a row as one of America’s favorite cities
      • Rated most affordable city by residents and visitors
      • Ranked 2 nd in Ethnic Food & Cheap Eats
      • Ranked 5 th in Family Vacation
      • Ranked 5 th in Historical Destinations
    • Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Poll – 3 local hotels rated in the top 35.
    • Planned developments at Ft. Sam Houston
  • 18.
    • First annual Rock and Roll Marathon Nov. 16, 2008
    • 30,000 registered participants will make the inaugural Rock ‘n Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon the largest in Texas history
    • Current finalist in bidding for future NCAA Final Four basketball championships
    • Site of 3 Prior NCAA Men’s Final Fours
    • Site of 2 NCAA Women’s Final Fours
    • Selected as one of 6 NCAA “Championship City” multiple host opportunities of NCAA Division I, II and III
  • 19. 2008 SAHLA Priorities
    • Successful campaign supporting extension of the Visitors Tax
      • North & South River Extension
      • Fine Arts Center
      • 18 new amateur sports venues
      • Community Arenas enhancements
    • Partnering with SA PD to maintain a safe and secure, local resident and tourist friendly environment
    • Working with VIA to improve service and bus stop conditions
    • Evaluating future Convention Center expansion plans
    • Evaluating future Hemisfair Park redevelopment
    • Strongly supported the On Your Terms campaign to relax term limits
  • 20. Educational Assistance
    • $60,000 in support of 40+ students at UTSA
    • Established an endowed scholarship at UTSA for tourism students
    • Provide $7,000 annually to send 15 local employees to the THLA “Short Course” at the Hilton College @ University of Houston
    • Since 2000, over $44,000 in scholarships to 68 local high school seniors interested in careers in hospitality
    • Since 1992, $80,000 in scholarships to 105 St. Philips Hospitality students, plus $18,500 in emergency funds to help 30 students stay enrolled
    • Overall : $210,000 in educational assistance provided by SAHLA
  • 21. Local Charitable Assistance SAHLA Angel Program
    • Program Launched in 2005
    • 19 local charities have shared more than $260,000 of SAHLA’s support in just 3 years
    • More than $10,000 of Angel Funds $1,000 each to city council districts for emergency/special needs
      • Home fires, student reading program, emergency school supplies, senior citizen awareness fair
    • November 28-30 Fiesta of Trees benefitting Haven for Hope
    • www.fiestaoftrees.org