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  • Atlanta Hospitality Alliance (AHA) Names Kim Bardoul President

    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…

  • AAHOA Names Blake As New President & CEO

    ATLANTA—Following a vote by the AAHOA Board of Directors, Laura Lee Blake, Esq., will be the new President and CEO of AAHOA, the nation’s largest hotel owners association, effective May 16, 2022. Blake will succeed Ken Greene, who served in…

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  • AHLA Foundation Taps Anti-Human Trafficking Expert For Awareness Program

    WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) today announced that anti-human trafficking professional Eliza McCoy will join the organization as Vice President of Awareness and Prevention Programs. In this newly created position, McCoy will build on the momentum of…

  • Hotels Projected To End 2022 Down $20B In Business Travel Revenue

    WASHINGTON–According to a new report released today by the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Kalibri Labs, U.S. hotel business travel revenue is projected to be 23% below pre-pandemic levels in 2022, ending the year down more than $20 billion…

  • Nishant (Neal) Patel Becomes Youngest Chairman In AAHOA History

    BALTIMORE–Texas hotelier Nishant (Neal) Patel, CHO, CHIA, is the new Chairman of AAHOA’s Board of Directors. Patel became chairman at the conclusion of the 2022 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show in Baltimore, which was the second major convention AAHOA has…

  • Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) Release “Spring 2022 Industry Outlook Survey” Results

    BOSTON—The Hospitality Asset Managers Association (“HAMA”) today released the results of its Spring 2022 Industry Outlook Survey.  The semi-annual report collected the opinions, experiences and predictions of nearly 100 hotel asset managers concerning the hospitality industry since the beginning of…

  • AHLA Foundation, Castell Project Announce Merger

    ATLANTA—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the AHLA Foundation, and the Castell Project today announced a merger, with Castell officially becoming part of the AHLA Foundation. Together, the AHLA Foundation and Castell will work to strengthen and accelerate the…

  • 77% Of Business Travelers Say Return Of Business Travel More Important Than Ever

    WASHINGTON-A new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) finds that sentiment around business travel is shifting, with 77% of business travelers and 64% of employed Americans agreeing that it is more…

  • AHLA Welcomes Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association

    WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced it has welcomed the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association (PRHTA) as a new member, continuing to grow the association’s reach at a critical time for the hotel industry. PRHTA joins…

  • AAHOA Statement On The Passing Of Jayanti P. (JP) Rama

    ATLANTA– AAHOA Chair Vinay Patel issued the following statement on the passing of one of AAHOA’s Past Chairs, Jayanti P. (JP) Rama: “America’s hotel owners are heartbroken to learn about the passing of an AAHOA icon, Jayanti P. (JP) Rama.…

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