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New Partnership Is Taking Steps to Prevent Human Trafficking in Maryland Hotels

Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) | July 18, 2019

Annapolis, MD (July 18, 2019) – The Maryland Hotel Lodging Association (MHLA) today announced a new partnership with the Seattle-based nonprofit, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) to make human trafficking awareness training available to all MHLA’s hotel members and their staffs, free of charge. BEST provides expertise in human trafficking prevention, and BEST’s Inhospitable to Human Trafficking training, sponsored by AAHOA, helps hotel employees learn the indicators of human trafficking and how to safely report it to law enforcement. By partnering with BEST to offer this valuable training, the MHLA is helping their membe...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 211: Hotel History: Asian American Hotel Owners Association*

Stanley Turkel | April 2, 2019

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Asian American Hotel Owners Association* The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is a trade association that represents hotel owners. As of 2018, AAHOA has approximately 18,000 members who incredibly own about half the 50,000 hotels in the United States. If you bear in mind that Indian Americans constitute less than one percent of Americas population, the conquest of this business niche is extraordinary. Furthermore, about 70% of all Indian hotel owners are named Patel, a surname that shows that they are members of a Gujarati Hindu subcaste. How did this economic miracle come to pass? ...

AAHOA Names Rachel Humphrey Interim President & CEO

AAHOA | February 1, 2019

ATLANTA, Ga, Feb. 1, 2019 – AAHOA appointed Chief Operating Officer Rachel Humphrey to serve as the Interim President and CEO effective January 26. Humphrey also will continue to execute her duties as COO during the interim period. The move follows an announcement made in December by current President and CEO Chip Rogers that he would step down in late January. AAHOA Chairman Hitesh (HP) Patel said, "The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Rachel Humphrey accepted the position of Interim President and CEO. Rachel is well known and respected, both in AAHOA and in the hospitality industry. She joined AAHOA in 2015 as the ...

Key Takeaways: AHLA & AAHOA’s – Legislative Action Summit 2018

Chelsey Leffet | September 25, 2018

By Chelsey Leffet This year's Legislative Action Summit (LAS), held every year by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), took place September 12–13 in Washington, D.C. Year after year, this event brings together a strong showing of hotel owners, operators, developers, investors, managers, and employees, as well as experts in government affairs and others interested in the lodging industry. Hurricane Florence did not deter the many industry professionals from traveling to D.C. to meet with their congressional representatives on "The Hill." The event included remark...

America’s Hoteliers Meet to Discuss Strength of Industry, Issues Affecting It and Impact on U.S. Communities

AAHOA | September 13, 2018

Industry Touts Continued Job Growth While Adding $600 Billion Annually to U.S. Economy Washington, D.C. (September 13, 2018) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) kicked off their two-day 2018 Legislative Action Summit (LAS) on September 12 as nearly 400 hoteliers from across the country gather to meet with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill. During the summit, hoteliers will discuss the strength of the lodging industry, issues affecting it, and its significant impact on communities around the country. This is the fourth year AHLA and AAHOA are partnering to high...

AAHOA Welcomes NLRB Reconsideration of Joint-Employer Standard

AAHOA | May 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC, May 14 – AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that it is considering rulemaking to address the standard for determining joint-employer status: "AAHOA members are encouraged by this first step towards rectifying one of the most egregious and disastrous actions ever taken by the NLRB. The Browning-Ferris Industries decision created chaos and uncertainty amongst franchisors and franchisees alike and continues to threaten the successful franchise business model that has been the path to small business success for ...

Beekeeper to Showcase Hospitality’s ‘Most Innovative Technology’ at AAHOA Convention

Beekeeper | March 22, 2018

Award-winning digital workplace app that connects desk and non-desk hotel employees across locations and departments in real time via mobile or desktop will be on display in Booth #1075 SAN FRANCISCO, CA March 22, 2018 - Next week members of the Asian American Hotel Owners Assn. can experience hospitality's "most innovative technology" at the AAHOA Annual Convention & Trade Show, to be held March 27 to 30 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The Beekeeper digital workforce platform, considered to be the best employee app in the industry, will be on display in Booth #1075. With Beekeeper, hot...

Key Takeaways from AHLA & AAHOA’s Legislative Action Summit 2017

Kirby D. Payne | June 6, 2017

By Kirby D. Payne and Chelsey Leffet The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) held their annual Legislative Action Summit (LAS) on May 17 and 18 in Washington, D.C. Year after year this event brings together a strong showing of general managers, owners, operators, developers, investors, asset managers, hotel employees, and government affairs experts to meet with congressional representatives from their respective states in their Capitol Hill offices to share stories and educate Congress on the issues presently affecting the hotel and lodging industry. The event included re...


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