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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dec. 8, 2016 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today announced the appointment of Sabre Hospitality Solutions President Alex Alt to its 2017 Board of Directors. Alt proudly accepted the appointment to AHLA’s Board, which represents leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands, owners and REITS, management companies, independents, and state associations. As a member of the board meeting three times each year, Alt will be a part of important discussions concerning a broad range of industry- and association-related issues.

“We continue to reach new heights in our membership, advocacy, and communication efforts and, together, with the leadership of our Board and our Officers, we are making significant progress in advancing our industry priorities,” said Katherine Lugar, president and CEO of AHLA. “As a new addition to AHLA’s Board of Directors, we are confident that the strong leadership of Alex Alt will further strengthen our industry’s alignment and strategic direction as we build upon the successes to date.”

In addition to Alt’s board appointment, Sabre Hospitality Solutions will also become the exclusive Executive Partner of AH&LA in hospitality reservations and property operations technology, an area of critically increasing importance to the lodging industry. Sabre is a leading provider of reservations and property operations technology to over 32,000 hotels worldwide, in addition to its award-winning portfolio of digital marketing, business intelligence and guest experience solutions.

“AH&LA has been a powerful voice and passionate leader on a multitude of issues and opportunities facing the hospitality industry” said Alt. “Technology is one of these areas where AH&LA’s role will be critical in defining the future for our industry, and it is my honor to support its mission to advocate and educate our industry on this and other important topics by joining the Board and forming a long-term partnership between AH&LA and Sabre.”

For a complete list of the Board of Directors, including 2017 appointees, click here.

About AH&LA

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 8 million jobs the U.S. lodging industry supports, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, bed and breakfasts, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry that advances long-term career opportunities for employees, invests in local communities across the country and hosts more than one billion guests’ stays in American hotels every year. AHLA proudly represents a dynamic hotel industry of more than 54,000 properties that supports $1.1 trillion in U.S. sales and contributes nearly $170 billion to the U.S. economy. Learn more at

About Sabre Corporation

Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

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