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  • 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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  • Fourth Annual Shatterproof Hospitality Heroes Reception At ALIS Brings Together More Than 60 Hospitality Companies And Raises Over $1M

    LOS ANGELES, CA––Senior executives across the hotel industry united during Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) to end the stigma of addiction with Shatterproof. Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States, hosted a reception…

  • Hotel Foundation Launches Ad Campaign To Address Labor Shortage

    WASHINGTON–As the nationwide labor shortage continues to make headlines, the AHLA Foundation (AHLAF) is launching a new, nationwide ad campaign to help fill the tens of thousands of open jobs across the country. This multi-year effort – the first of…

  • ISHC Names Andrea Belfanti CEO

    The Board of Directors for the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) announced today the promotion of Andrea Belfanti from executive director to chief executive officer effective immediately. Since joining the organization in 2009, Belfanti has skillfully steered the ISHC…

  • President & CEO Ken Greene To Depart AAHOA

    ATLANTA–AAHOA today announced that President & CEO Ken Greene will leave the organization in February to pursue another opportunity. The AAHOA Board of Directors will immediately begin its search for his replacement. Greene was brought on as Interim President &…

  • Merkel Joins AH&LA Board Of Directors

    COLUMBUS, OH–The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced that Jim Merkel, CEO, Rockbridge has joined its Board of Directors. AHLA’s Board represents leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands, owners, and real estate investment trusts…

  • HAMA Announces 2022 Board of Directors

    ATLANTA—Officials of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (“HAMA”) today announced their new board of directors for 2022. “2022 looks to be an interesting and exciting year for asset management and HAMA, and I’m particularly pleased to begin my term with…

  • AAHOA Applauds Biden Administration For Raising Number Of Temporary Worker Visas

    ATLANTA–AAHOA President & CEO Ken Greene issued the following statement on the Biden Administration making 20,000 additional visas available for seasonal, non-agricultural guest workers through March 31. “America’s hotel owners applaud the Biden Administration for making these additional visas available…

  • AHLA, HAMA Announce New Strategic Partnership

    WASHINGTON–The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) today announced a new strategic relationship, effective January 1, 2022, with the shared goal of further elevating the voice and visibility of asset owners in the…

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