Chip Rogers is president & CEO of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA
) This article was originally published in Today's Hotelier, the official publication of AAHOA
Read about this and more in the AAHOA
Lodging Business expose on INNsight.
Today the AAHOA
is scarcely different than the NAACP, one in which the aim of the organization is not equality or parity, but rather control.
Shah says that by now the hospitality industry has recognized Asian-American hoteliers' professionalism, so Days Inn, Comfort Inn, Ramada, Howard Johnson, Sleep Inn, Best Western, and Hampton Inns all have sponsored AAHOA
activities that help maintain the group's high standards.
IFA and AAHOA
have worked to educate lawmakers in Washington, D.
Patel was recognized last night on stage during the 2012 AAHOA
Annual Convention and Trade Show awards presentation.
NFMP and AAHOA
have joined forces to create a "private-label, hospitality-specific" mediation program that is designed to inspire hotel owners to mediate their disputes with franchisors.
Founded as an advocacy organization, AAHOA
continues to work for its members, offering representation on political issues facing hoteliers and providing extensive educational opportunities to assist both independent hoteliers and franchisees.
Pratik "El Hindu" Patel--A second-generation hotelier, Patel is president of Escape Hospitality and national secretary for AAHOA
24-26 Asian American Hotel Owners Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center Contact: AAHOA
During its initial launch, Travel Media Interactive has already developed websites for several properties and recently created significant buzz and excitement at the 2011 AAHOA
national convention in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS -- Three of the biggest success stories at the 2011 AAHOA
Annual Convention come from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.