News for the Hospitality Executive
|HOUSTON, July 19, 2007— Think of it as the Google of the
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Information Center, housed at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, will celebrate the five-year anniversary of its partnership with the college this September.
Formerly housed within AH&LA’s headquarters in Washington DC, the Information Center moved to the Hilton College to benefit from the college’s renown faculty expertise and to cement the tie between hospitality industry research and hospitality education.
“The Information Center has always been one of our most popular member benefits,” said Joseph A. McInerney, CHA, president/CEO of AH&LA. “Our members rely on the Center to gather data to help their businesses; our staff relies on the Center to allow them to serve our members better; and the press relies on the Center to supplement their reporting. It is a critical service to practitioners in the hospitality industry and to students who are looking to be future leaders in the field. The fifth anniversary of the Information Center is a noteworthy milestone, and proves that housing the Center at the University of Houston was a wise decision.”
“Other institutes and centers were already in place and thriving at the Hilton College, so the decision to relocate here just made sense,” Westbrook added. “This one-person office may be small, but its scope is large. Over the last five years, the number of inquiries has remained high, so our office has been forced to maximize efficiency. Our data concerns the hospitality industry, so we strive to be hospitable when we deliver.”
For assistance with your lodging research, contact Lydia Westbrook at (713) 743-2515 or email@example.com, or visit the AH&LA Information Center website at www.ahla.com/products_info_center.asp.
The UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management is recognized as one of the premiere hospitality programs in the world, offering both undergraduate and graduate course work for students interested in pursing careers in the dynamic hospitality industry. In addition to the AH&LA Information Center, two other national research and information centers, two university institutes and two centers of excellence are housed here. Each provides a direct link between academia and industry, research and real world applications.
About the University of Houston
The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.