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Atlanta Hospitality Alliance (AHA) Names Kim Bardoul President

May 24, 2022

ATLANTA—The Atlanta Hospitality Alliance (AHA), the premier peer-to-peer learning and networking organization for current and future hospitality investment leaders in Atlanta, – announced its 2022 Board of Directors, including naming Kim Bardoul as president.  The organization also announced a restructuring of its membership platform.

“Kim’s hospitality bona fides are impeccable, and her Atlanta roots run deep, making her the ideal candidate to lead the AHA for the coming year,” said Jatin Desai, managing principal/CFO, Peachtree Hotel Group, and immediate past chair, AHA.  “In addition to her work with us, she is an advisory board member for Atlanta’s Hunter Hotel Investment Conference and partner at the locally based Highland Group Investment Advisors.  Her annual ‘Boutique Hotel Report’ is considered unparalleled within the industry, and we could not be happier to have her lead the way through 2022 and beyond.”

With two decades of hospitality industry experience, Bardoul also is member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants.  Her experience includes feasibility study and market analysis, due diligence for acquisition, brand conversion, impact study and portfolio investment analysis. In addition, Kim specializes in boutique hotel investment which includes franchised and independent ventures, from small downtowns to tourist markets across North America.  Bardoul is a sought-after speaker and regularly publishes articles in a variety of industry publications.

AHA also named the following Board Members:

  1. Michael Yousif, vice president, acquisitions and business development, Davidson Hospitality
  2. Emily Feeney, director, capital markets & investments, Noble Investment Group
  3. Catherine Morgen, partner, Morris, Manning and Martin

The AHA also announced that it is replacing its existing membership model with an event-registration model designed to simplify registrations and event management moving forward.  The change will give guests the opportunity to directly register for individual events which will create flexibility in engagement and improve event-day logistics for a simplified experience.

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