Source: Hotel Business
By CJ Arlotta
April 25, 2019
SAN DIEGO—Thirty years ago, a group of hoteliers formed the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to address discrimination issues in the hospitality industry. Today, AAHOA, the world’s largest hotel owners association, has more members than ever, launched a scholarship for aspiring hoteliers and continues to educate its members across the country through various means.
“Today, I want to talk about history because there are a lot of young people who may not know what we went through and why,” said Michael Leven, AAHOA co-founder, at the 2019 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show, held at the San Diego Convention Center.
During his speech, he spoke about past discrimination, shared personal anecdotes and stressed the importance of AAHOA continuing to lead in the future.