AAHOA Hosts Top U.S. Presidential Contender Vivek Ramaswamy for Industry Issues Interview


ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 12 – Rising U.S. Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy spoke yesterday to AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association) Board Chairman Bharat Patel about key industry issues during the first AAHOA 2024 Presidential Candidate Forum.

The exclusive interview with top contender Ramaswamy was a first-ever opportunity for AAHOA to speak on behalf of the industry with a leading Presidential candidate.

Like many of AAHOA’s Members, Ramaswamy is a first-generation American who understands the complexities of the American Dream.

Ramaswamy discussed how his parents, who emigrated from India, had made sacrifices and worked hard to fulfill the full American dream, similar to what AAHOA Chairman Bharat Patel and so many AAHOA Members have done over the years. Ramaswamy talked personally about raising his sons in Ohio and his hope to provide for them the same way his parents provided for him.

The virtual forum gave AAHOA Members and other viewers an opportunity to hear directly from Ramaswamy regarding his policy priorities, his vision for the future of America, and the impact of Asian Americans in the hospitality industry.

“Ramaswamy’s decision to engage with AAHOA Members directly underscores the critical role our industry plays on our nation’s economy,” said AAHOA Chairman Bharat Patel. “It was an honor to be able to sit down with Ramaswamy to represent AAHOA Members. It’s exciting to see a presidential candidate recognize the immense impact AAHOA Members have as everyday constituents, but also as enterprising entrepreneurs and small business owners who power this great country’s hospitality industry.”

“I am delighted that we had the opportunity to sit down with Ramaswamy and hear his vision for the future,” said AAHOA President & CEO Laura Lee Blake. “As the youngest candidate, and a rising contender in the U.S. Presidential race, his commitment to our industry and presence at the AAHOA Forum is truly commendable and signifies a genuine interest in building strong relations with our members over the long term.”

To view the full interview, click here.


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