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April 10-12, 2019

AHIA Spring Meeting 2019

This isn't Ordinary. This is Savannah.

The Brice Hotel, Savannah, GA

Savannah GA

With its rich history, mild weather and diverse venues, Savannah, Georgia, is the perfect spot for the AHIA Spring 2019 meeting. The city overflows with unique attractions, historic sites and some of the best food in the South. 

No matter where you go, what you see or who you meet, you’ll be treated to the Southern charm that has made this city a destination for travelers from around the world. Join AHIA as we explore what Savannah has to offer!

Registration is OPEN!

Important information:

Check out the full schedule below.

Reservations at the Kimpton Brice Hotel

The Kimpton Brice Hotel - transformed from one of the most historic buildings in town, and boasted as one of the most authentic and charming hotels in historic Savannah GA. We owe a debt of gratitude to General James Oglethorpe. He's the gent who, in 1733, had the genius idea of laying out the city of Savannah in a simple, stately grid pattern of public parks. Today Savannah boasts the country's largest National Historic Landmark District with 22 city squares full of museums, churches, gardens, mansions, and monuments from the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. It all adds up to 2.5 square miles of Southern beauty. 

We are making reservations via a rooming list again for the Spring 2019 meeting.  The room rate is $199 single/double.  To make your reservation, please include your arrival and departure dates and your desired room type when completing your meeting registration.  That’s all you need to do!  You will receive your confirmation number by 1 April.  You will need to present your credit card at registration at the hotel.

Registrations received after 10 March cannot be guaranteed the AHIA room rate.

The Kimpton Brice, 601 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401

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Wednesday Evening Dine-Around

Savannah's Historic District

We have selected three fantastic restaurants within the Historic District from which you may choose, each within a mile of the Kimpton Brice Hotel.  Note: you are responsible for paying for your dinner at the restaurant at the end of the evening.

Prohibition Savannah

Step back in time and experience Savannah like you never have before! Out-of-this-world food, delicious cocktails, and so much more!  prohibitionsavannah.com

Alligator Soul

Alligator Soul is the answer to the question, “Where is the best place to dine while in Savannah?” Located in Savannah’s Downtown District, on historic Telfair Square, Alligator Soul is an upscale, yet unpretentious, restaurant that is decidedly unique among fine dining in Savannah.  alligatorsoul.com

Husk Savannah

Centrally located in the heart of Savannah’s Landmark Historic District, Husk transforms the essence of Southern food.  Executive Chef and Savannah native, Chris Hathcock, reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in the South.  husksavannah.com

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Thursday Evening Activities

Sponsored by
Fidelity

Local 11ten

Local 11ten creates a nightly dining experience complete with intelligent cuisine, a welcoming personality, and modern design. The restored 1950's-era downtown bank houses a casual, elegant restaurant devoted to popular southern flavors using local and seasonal ingredients such as fresh seafood caught from Georgia's coast and fresh vegetables and herbs from Savannah's own local farmers. With a contemporary atmosphere, foodies, tourists, and locals alike gather to enjoy a unique expression on familiar southern flavors.
 

The Darker Side of Savannah 

After dinner, we will join Genteel & Bard for a walking tour of the Darker Side of Savannah. 

There’s a legend, the souls of the houses, the old plaster walls, Savannah Gray Brick and mortar, and oak - they fell in love with the faces of the past and invited them to stay. And stay. And stay.

The creepiest, most immersive, story-rich, location-filled, Get-Under-Your-Skin walking tour in Savannah - this is more than a tour - this is an unforgettable Savannah experience - guaranteed.

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Program Schedule

Wednesday - 10 April 2019

4:00 – 5:00 pm Kimpton Brice Hosted Wine Hour for guests
5:00 – 6:00 pm Registration Open
6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception at the Kimpton Brice Hotel
8:00 pm Dine Around: Choice of Prohibition Savannah, Alligator Soul, and Husk (reservations to be made at the time of registration, please).
   

Thursday - 11 April 2019

7:30 am Breakfast and Networking  
8:30 am Welcome, Introductions and AHIA Business Meeting    
9:30 am National Hospitality Market Outlook for 2019
Christopher Naughten, Senior Vice President – NCS Operations Manager, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
10:00 am Why Is This So Complicated? - Background and Recent Developments in Music Licensing
Gabe Fleet, Greenberg Traurig, LLP 
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Human Trafficking in Hospitality: Spotting the Problem – Staying Compliant – Saving Lives
William Shepherd, Holland & Knight
Skye Davis, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the Northern District of Georgia
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm From an Insured Point of View
Anne Junia, Webster Powell PC
David BenderHaynes and Boone LLP
2:15 pm Legal Issues Related to Sustainability in Hospitality
Christian Hardigree, Dean, School of Hospitality, Events, and Tourism (HEaT) at Metropolitan State University of Denver
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm What are the Odds? Hospitality Risk Issues 
Christian Ryan, Marsh & McLennan Companies, US Gaming Practice Leader, and US Real Estate and Hospitality Practice
4:30 pm Un-Meeting. Please enjoy this time to rest and relax.
4:00 – 5:00 pm  Kimpton Brice Hosted Wine Hour for guests
6:00 - 9:00 PM Dinner at Local 11ten - meet in the lobby at 5:30 pm
9:30 - 11:30 PM The Darker Side of Savannah Walking Tour
   

Friday - 12 April 2019

8:00 am Board of Directors Meeting
9:00 am Breakfast and Networking
10:00 am New DOL Tip Credit Guidelines
Paul F. Pautler, Jr, Husch Blackwell, LLP
10:30 am Anatomy of a Hotel Workout
Robert W. Lannan, Lannan Legal PLLC
Matt Gensburg, Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C
11:15 am Break
11:30 am Anatomy of a Hotel Bankruptcy
Robert W. Lannan, Lannan Legal PLLC
Matt Gensburg, Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C
12:15 pm Meeting concludes
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2019-04-10 17:30:00 2019-04-12 13:00:00 America/Detroit AHIA Spring Meeting 2019 With its rich history, mild weather and diverse venues, Savannah, Georgia, is the perfect spot for the AHIA Spring 2019 meeting. The city overflows with unique attractions, historic sites and some of the best food in the South.  No matter where you go, what you see or who you meet, you’ll be treated to the Southern charm that has made this city a destination for travelers from around the world. Join AHIA as we explore what Savannah has to offer! Registration is OPEN! Important information: Hotel reservations are by rooming list only! You will provide your rooming requirements along with your registration. Plan on joining us Wednesday evening at 6PM for our opening reception at the Kimpton Brice Hotel.  Dine-around for Wednesday evening – choose from three great restaurants in Savannah. The Thursday evening activities are to die for! Plan to stay through the weekend and explore all that Savannah has to offer! Check out the full schedule below. Reservations at the Kimpton Brice Hotel The Kimpton Brice Hotel - transformed from one of the most historic buildings in town, and boasted as one of the most authentic and charming hotels in historic Savannah GA. We owe a debt of gratitude to General James Oglethorpe. He's the gent who, in 1733, had the genius idea of laying out the city of Savannah in a simple, stately grid pattern of public parks. Today Savannah boasts the country's largest National Historic Landmark District with 22 city squares full of museums, churches, gardens, mansions, and monuments from the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. It all adds up to 2.5 square miles of Southern beauty.  We are making reservations via a rooming list again for the Spring 2019 meeting.  The room rate is $199 single/double.  To make your reservation, please include your arrival and departure dates and your desired room type when completing your meeting registration.  That’s all you need to do!  You will receive your confirmation number by 1 April.  You will need to present your credit card at registration at the hotel. Registrations received after 10 March cannot be guaranteed the AHIA room rate. The Kimpton Brice, 601 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401 Back to Top   Wednesday Evening Dine-Around Savannah's Historic District We have selected three fantastic restaurants within the Historic District from which you may choose, each within a mile of the Kimpton Brice Hotel.  Note: you are responsible for paying for your dinner at the restaurant at the end of the evening. Prohibition Savannah Step back in time and experience Savannah like you never have before! Out-of-this-world food, delicious cocktails, and so much more!  prohibitionsavannah.com Alligator Soul Alligator Soul is the answer to the question, “Where is the best place to dine while in Savannah?” Located in Savannah’s Downtown District, on historic Telfair Square, Alligator Soul is an upscale, yet unpretentious, restaurant that is decidedly unique among fine dining in Savannah.  alligatorsoul.com Husk Savannah Centrally located in the heart of Savannah’s Landmark Historic District, Husk transforms the essence of Southern food.  Executive Chef and Savannah native, Chris Hathcock, reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in the South.  husksavannah.com Back to top Thursday Evening Activities Sponsored by Local 11ten Local 11ten creates a nightly dining experience complete with intelligent cuisine, a welcoming personality, and modern design. The restored 1950's-era downtown bank houses a casual, elegant restaurant devoted to popular southern flavors using local and seasonal ingredients such as fresh seafood caught from Georgia's coast and fresh vegetables and herbs from Savannah's own local farmers. With a contemporary atmosphere, foodies, tourists, and locals alike gather to enjoy a unique expression on familiar southern flavors.   The Darker Side of Savannah  After dinner, we will join Genteel & Bard for a walking tour of the Darker Side of Savannah.  There’s a legend, the souls of the houses, the old plaster walls, Savannah Gray Brick and mortar, and oak - they fell in love with the faces of the past and invited them to stay. And stay. And stay. The creepiest, most immersive, story-rich, location-filled, Get-Under-Your-Skin walking tour in Savannah - this is more than a tour - this is an unforgettable Savannah experience - guaranteed.   Program Schedule Wednesday - 10 April 2019 4:00 – 5:00 pm Kimpton Brice Hosted Wine Hour for guests 5:00 – 6:00 pm Registration Open 6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception at the Kimpton Brice Hotel 8:00 pm Dine Around: Choice of Prohibition Savannah, Alligator Soul, and Husk (reservations to be made at the time of registration, please).     Thursday - 11 April 2019 7:30 am Breakfast and Networking   8:30 am Welcome, Introductions and AHIA Business Meeting     9:30 am National Hospitality Market Outlook for 2019Christopher Naughten, Senior Vice President – NCS Operations Manager, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company 10:00 am Why Is This So Complicated? - Background and Recent Developments in Music LicensingGabe Fleet, Greenberg Traurig, LLP  11:00 am Break 11:15 am Human Trafficking in Hospitality: Spotting the Problem – Staying Compliant – Saving LivesWilliam Shepherd, Holland & KnightSkye Davis, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the Northern District of Georgia 12:15 pm Lunch 1:15 pm From an Insured Point of ViewAnne Junia, Webster Powell PCDavid Bender, Haynes and Boone LLP 2:15 pm Legal Issues Related to Sustainability in HospitalityChristian Hardigree, Dean, School of Hospitality, Events, and Tourism (HEaT) at Metropolitan State University of Denver 3:15 pm Break 3:30 pm What are the Odds? Hospitality Risk Issues Christian Ryan, Marsh & McLennan Companies, US Gaming Practice Leader, and US Real Estate and Hospitality Practice 4:30 pm Un-Meeting. Please enjoy this time to rest and relax. 4:00 – 5:00 pm  Kimpton Brice Hosted Wine Hour for guests 6:00 - 9:00 PM Dinner at Local 11ten - meet in the lobby at 5:30 pm 9:30 - 11:30 PM The Darker Side of Savannah Walking Tour     Friday - 12 April 2019 8:00 am Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 am Breakfast and Networking 10:00 am New DOL Tip Credit GuidelinesPaul F. Pautler, Jr, Husch Blackwell, LLP 10:30 am Anatomy of a Hotel WorkoutRobert W. Lannan, Lannan Legal PLLCMatt Gensburg, Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C 11:15 am Break 11:30 am Anatomy of a Hotel BankruptcyRobert W. Lannan, Lannan Legal PLLCMatt Gensburg, Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C 12:15 pm Meeting concludes Back to Top Register NOW! The Brice Hotel, Savannah, GA