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About AAHOA

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is THE voice of owners in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1989, AAHOA is now one of the fastest-growing organizations in the industry, with more than 12,500 members owning more than 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in property value. AAHOA members employ 578,600 full- and part-time workers with a $9.4 billion payroll. AAHOA Officers include Chairman Pratik R. Patel, MBA/MSIS/CHA/CHO; Vice Chairman Jay R. (Jimmy) Patel, CHO; Treasurer Bharat (Bruce) Patel, CHO; Secretary Bhavesh B. Patel, CHO; and President Fred Schwartz, each of whom works closely with a 33-member Board of Directors to provide direction for the association. AAHOA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of its members by inspiring excellence through programs and initiatives in advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, and community involvement.

Mission Statement

AAHOA promotes and protects the interests of its members by inspiring excellence through programs and initiatives in advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, membership benefits, and community involvement.


For more information about AAHOA, please view the following video presentations:

 AAHOA - Who We Are - A brief video about AAHOA. (3:45)
 AAHOA - 20th Anniversary - First shown at the 2009 AAHOA Annual Convention and Trade Show in National Harbor, Md. (5:12)

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