AAHOA Members lead by example


Jagruti Panwala

During times of an unprecedented crisis and uncertain futures, it helps to step back and celebrate the exceptionalism of our AAHOA community. Like so many of our members, I am greatly impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, yet the resilience and generosity of my fellow hoteliers reaffirms the pride and gratitude I hold dear as your AAHOA Chairwoman.

Dozens of our members are providing food to those in need, donating personal protective equipment to their local hospitals, and even housing college students who are unable to return home overseas. All of these charitable acts, and countless others I could reference, reaffirm what it means to be #AAHOASTRONG. We are proud of our membership and the significant contributions they make to their local communities. Your charitable efforts are a shining testament to the leadership and professionalism the AAHOA community upholds.

As the hotel industry recovers, there won’t be an immediate return to normalcy, but that is a reality we are prepared to face. In early May, AAHOA launched a post-COVID recovery page on our COVID-19 resource center, which is accessible via our AAHOA website’s front page. We constantly monitor the pandemic situation closely, and I want to assure you that we will continue to provide our members with the information needed to navigate the months to come.

We have always had a strong culture of perseverance in our association. And now, more than ever, AAHOA and our valued members are finding ways to endure and empower America’s hoteliers, their employees, and their communities.

Though our normal course of operations is distant, the AAHOA community’s generosity and strength will not falter. Thank you for all you do to support the AAHOA community. My thoughts are with all of you and your families throughout these trying times.


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