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American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Signs New
Hospitality Education Program (HEP) Master Licensee in Vietnam

Orlando, Florida, November 2010—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has announced that its newest international master licensee is Elite Hospitality Group Ltd., which will serve the hospitality education and training needs of Vietnam’s hospitality industry as an AHLEI Hospitality Education Program (HEP) provider.
Key executives for the new HEP include Paulina Ngo, president of Elite Hospitality Group and founder of PATV Global, Elite’s parent company; Eddie Lim, chief executive officer; and Brian Tran, chief financial officer.  Elite Hospitality Group is committed to offering AHLEI’s internationally recognized hospitality education programs to equip graduates with the professional skills and knowledge required to manage successfully in today’s business environment. 

“We pledge to exceed our partners’ expectations and profitability by delivering exemplary customer services and finest hospitality practices creatively and innovatively,” stated Ngo. “Elite Hospitality exists to provide immediate and reliable technical assistance to local hospitality schools. We offer high-quality solutions and results by providing prompt response and informed expertise.”   
As a HEP licensee, Elite Hospitality Group has the exclusive right within Vietnam to offer AHLEI's individual course certificates, areas of specialization, and diploma programs in a classroom or distance learning environment; to market and distribute AHLEI products; to train and certify faculty members and hospitality employees; and to use the AHLEI name and registered marks.

“The news from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has been very positive, for example, international arrivals this year show a 34.9 percent increase over the same period last year.  Both international and domestic tourism are increasing,” noted Robert L. Steele III, CHA, president and COO of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.  “We are pleased to be able to work with Elite Hospitality Group to educate and train hospitality professionals to serve the needs of Vietnam’s hospitality and tourism industry.” 

For more information on AHLEI’s international programs, please visit
About American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institution
Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to support AH&LA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries both domestically and internationally by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals.

Elizabeth Johnson 
Senior Marketing Manager 
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute 
2113 North High Street, Lansing MI 48906 
Phone: 517-318-2359 
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