AAHOA WELCOMES BHARAT PATEL AS CHAIRMAN.
Last month, Bharat Patel, CHO, CHIA, took the helm as AAHOA Chairman. He has been an active member of the association since 2008 and served as an ambassador for several years before being elected Florida Regional Director in 2015. Bharat is a second-generation hotelier who learned the hotel business through hands-on experience at properties owned by his parents. He has rented rooms, cleaned rooms, and worked nearly every part of a hotel. As AAHOA Chairman, Bharat wants to help members honor their past while creating a bolder future, regardless of where and how they started their hotel entrepreneurial journey. In this edition of Today’s Hotelier, you can read Bharat’s first letter as AAHOA Chairman. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Bharat!
AAHOACON23 SIGNALS THE START OF A NEW ERA.
AAHOACON23 was action-packed last month. Thousands of hotel owners listened to world-class keynote speakers, attended top-level education sessions, and networked at four unforgettable evening events, including the Welcome Reception at the world-famous LA Coliseum. The annual convention also saw the election of the 2023-24 Board of Directors. Congratulations to new AAHOA Secretary Rahul Patel and all our newly elected 2023-24 leaders! AAHOA.com/BoardOfDirectors.
AAHOA CONGRATULATES 2023 AWARD WINNERS.
AAHOA is always thrilled to recognize leaders for their contributions to hospitality during the AAHOA Convention & Trade Show. On behalf of the entire AAHOA community, we congratulate the eight outstanding leaders who demonstrated their drive to find new solutions for hotel businesses and are taking the industry to the next level. Let’s celebrate them! AAHOA.com/Awards.
HAPPY ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH.
May is designated Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by presidential proclamation. As an organization that has long represented the interests of Asian Americans in hospitality, today and every day, AAHOA is proud to celebrate the contributions of our nearly 20,000 members, who own 60% of the hotels in the nation and contribute $368.4 billion to the nation’s annual GDP.
2023 REGIONAL CONFERENCES & TRADE SHOWS CONTINUE THIS MONTH.
AAHOA’s popular annual series continues on Tuesday, May 30, in Tampa, FL. The Florida Conference & Trade Show will give attendees access to top vendors, incredible networking opportunities, and region-specific industry updates. With AAHOA Members owning 65.2% of the hotels in Florida and contributing $33.9 billion to the state GDP, this regional event empowers hotel owners to thrive in the Sunshine State. Mark your calendars today! AAHOA.com/Regionals.