Louisiana Innkeepers Attend PAII Conference in Little Rock

The 2012 PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) Conference held in Little Rock January 23-26 was a whirlwind of learning and camaraderie with innkeepers from all over the USA.  The accompanying trade show boasted purveyors of “everything innkeeping” from perennial exhibitors already known to us through our locaL LBBA (Louisiana Bed AND Breakfast Association) conferences to worldwide exhibitors showcasing their innkeeping wares.
The opening ceremony featured the world famous Peabody Ducks as they marched to their duck house after a day of lazing in the lobby pond of the Peabody Hotel.  Immediately following, a reception was held in the hotel conference center.
Louisiana innkeepers listened to such big name speakers as Holly Steil with The S.I.L.K. Experience and P. Allen Smith with the HG TV series.  A trip to the William J. Clinton Presidential Center was a highlight of the conference where the Grand Finale dinner took place along with music and a FAM (familiarization) Tour of the facility.

The annual LBBA Membership Meeting was held at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium near the Peabody Hotel.  Louisiana’s members enjoyed an evening out as we caught up on state association business.