AAHOA Welcomes AHLA’s New Interim President & CEO Kevin Carey


ATLANTA, Ga., Mar. 6 – As the largest hotel owners association in the world, AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association) extends its congratulations to Kevin Carey as the newly appointed interim President and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). With experience and leadership in the hospitality sector, Mr. Carey’s appointment marks a new milestone in advancing the industry, following the announced resignation of former AHLA President and CEO William (Chip) Rogers.

AAHOA remains committed to working collaboratively with AHLA under the leadership of Carey (formerly AHLA Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer) to promote and protect the interests of hotel owners and the hospitality industry.

“We thank Chip Rogers for his service to the industry, and welcome Kevin Carey as AHLA’s interim President and CEO,” said Laura Lee Blake, President & CEO of AAHOA. “We look forward to working with Mr. Carey to continue strengthening the hospitality industry. Together, AAHOA and AHLA can continue on a path of advocacy and progress to address the challenges facing the hospitality sector and ensure a stronger future moving forward.”

“We extend our congratulations to Mr. Carey and anticipate a positive and constructive partnership to benefit our members and the industry at large,” said AAHOA Chairman Bharat Patel. “Through collaboration, we can proactively address and shape the industry’s growth and achieve new milestones for our members moving forward.”


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