Asian American Hotel Owners Association
As President of AAHOA, Fred Schwartz helps direct the
association, whose more than 11,000 members own more than
20,000 hotels in the United States, with a hotel valuation exceeding
$128 billion. He joined AAHOA in 1996 and became President four years
Prior to joining AAHOA, Fred managed the hotel program for the 1996
Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Ga. During his tenure with the
International Olympic Committee, he negotiated several key contracts
including the Olympic host hotel contract. He also more than doubled the
Atlanta host hotel network from 200 to 440 hotels.
A veteran in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, Fred
has held senior management positions with Hyatt Hotels, Warwick
International and Crowne Plaza. He currently serves on the steering
committee of the National Franchise Mediation Program and the
advisory board of the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality.
Under his leadership, AAHOA has increased its membership from 3,000
in 1996 to more than 11,000 in 2013.
Fred grew up in Jamaica, Queens, and is a graduate of Queens College,
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