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Board Projects

Areas of Focus - 2017/18

A meeting was held on May 18th 2017 at the "W" Hotel in Washington D.C. with the ASFONA Board of Directors . The meeting was planned to review the outcome of each of the previous years "Area of Focus" meetings and to determine the plan for follow up and the future "Area of Focus" topics to be scheduled for 2017. It was agreed that the format of these working sessions would need to be changed going forward following the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts by Marriott International. It was further agreed that the majority of the topics could be satisfactorily incorporated into the already established Advisory Groups managed by Marriott. However, a number of priority topics as listed below were identified and will be Agenda items for discussion at each meeting:

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Areas of Focus 2016

A meeting was held on DECEMBER 1st 2015 at The Palace Hotel San Francisco between a number of the ASFONA Board of Directors and Starwood's Senior Leadership Team for North America. The meeting was planned to review the outcome of each of the years "Area of Focus" meetings and to determine the "Action Plans" for inclusion in follow up "Area of Focus" meetings to be scheduled for 2016. The Starwood management team was headed by Serge Rivera, President The Americas & Bob Hermany, Chief of Operations. 

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Areas of Focus 2015

A Meeting was held on January 15th in Atlanta between John Shingler and Lynne Dougherty to secure the feeback of Starwood Departmental Executives on the proposed "Areas of Focus" to be developed during 2015. The "Areas of Focus" subject headings were agreed and are to be signed off by the ASFONA Board of Directors at the ASFONA Board Meeting at the April 7th meeting at the Sheraton - Times Square - New York. 

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Focus Areas 2012/13/14

A meeting of the ASFONA Board of Directors was held at the Sheraton Tarrytown on November 7th 2011. One Agenda item was to discuss and agree the 2012/13 "Areas of Focus" projects to be agreed with Starwood management at the Executive meeting later that day. The "Areas of Focus" Projects are as follows.

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Projects 2010-2011

A meeting of the ASFONA Board of Directors was held at the "W" Union Square - New York on May 13th 2010. One of the primary goals on the board meeting agenda was to agree with Starwoods North Americas leadership team the ASFONA / Starwood "Areas of Focus" for 2010 & 2011 and the designated team principals. Denise Coll, the President of Starwood North America joined the meeting to communicate the commitment of Starwood to the process and to inform the board of the next steps in formalizing the business plan.

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Board Focus Plan

At the ASFONA Board of Directors meeting at The St. Regis in Atlanta on January 7th 2010 the board agreed on the general subject headings for the areas of focus - "Board Initiatives" for 2010. A draft of the initiatives was discussed with Starwood Senior Management on February 2nd at a meeting in the Westin Diplomat in Florida.

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Area Focus 2008/9

At the JULY 2008 ASFONA Board meeting, the ASFONA Board of Directors agreed that the primary areas of focus for 2008/9 would be as follows:

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Communications

The goal of the ASFONA Board of Directors is to develop and maintain an effective line of communication between Starwood and its franchisees, owners and Management Company representatives.

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Board Meetings

Due to the confidential nature of the business issues discussed by the ASFONA Board of Directors, the Board have agreed that for the remainder of 2006 and going forward we will not be posting this information on the ASFONA website. 

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Board Meetings

An overview of the ASFONA Board of Directors meetings and conference calls SECOND QUARTER - JUNE - 2006

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Board Meetings

An overview of the ASFONA Board of Directors meetings and conference calls SECOND QUARTER - MAY - 2006

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Four Points Board

A meeting of the Four Points by Sheraton Advisory Board took place in Washington DC on May 10 & 11 2006. An overview of the meeting is as follows.

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Board Meetings

An overview of the ASFONA Board of Directors meetings and conference calls: SECOND QUARTER - APRIL - 2006.

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Board Meetings

An overview of the ASFONA Board of Directors meetings and conference calls: FIRST QUARTER - 2006.

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Areas Focus 2006/7

In January 2006 the ASFONA Board of Directors informed Starwood Senior Management of the areas they wished to focus on during the next two years. These areas are to be addressed at ALL ASFONA Board meetings/conference calls and also meetings with Starwood senior management throughout 2006 & 2007.

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