ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 3 – America’s hoteliers are grateful to announce that AAHOA Platinum Industry Partner Marriott International gifted AAHOA $5,000 today in honor of the Diwali holiday.
For all who celebrate, Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is a time to spend with friends and family. The holiday, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil and light over darkness, is also a time of giving – helping us make the world a better place for ourselves and others.
This is an extremely thoughtful and generous gift to AAHOA, as Diwali also marks the beginning of a new year. It is a time to come together as a community, gather for meals, and exchange gifts, so a contribution like this only adds to AAHOA’s hope for a prosperous and successful new year.
“AAHOA is very grateful for our partnership with Marriott and for their recognition and acknowledgment of this auspicious occasion, which is often celebrated by giving back to communities and organizations that make a difference in the world,” said Ken Greene, AAHOA President & CEO. “AAHOA plans to use the generous gift from Marriott to support member programming and AAHOA’s ongoing efforts to be the foremost resource and advocate for our members,” he said.
“Diwali also marks the start of a new year, so it symbolizes a new beginning and a chance to set the right tone for the coming year,” said AAHOA Chair Vinay Patel. “We exchange gifts and express appreciation toward one another. Marriott’s gift and act of goodwill is a symbol for all that we pray for in the upcoming year – prosperity, good fortune, and wisdom.”