The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) announced late yesterday that its individual-hotelier membership has officially passed 15,000 – a highly anticipated organizational milestone that was not expected until year’s end.
AAHOA reached 14,000 total members back in September and immediately began an ambitious membership drive aimed at signing on another thousand members before Jan. 1, 2016. As of today, AAHOA membership rolls stand at 15,017.
“The fact that we reached our membership goal ahead of schedule says a lot about who we are as an association,” said AAHOA President & CEO Chip Rogers. “As the recognized voice of hotel owners, it is both a duty and privilege to press relentlessly forward on the path of standard-setting industry leadership that AAHOA’s founders cut over 25 years ago.”
Founded in 1989, AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with more than 13,500 small business owner-members. AAHOA members own more than 20,000 properties, amounting to more than 40 percent of all hotels in the United States, and employ nearly 600,000 workers, accounting for over $9.4 billion in payroll annually.