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AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the nation. The nearly 20,000 AAHOA members own 60 percent of the hotels in the United States. AAHOA Members are responsible for 1.7 percent of the nation’s GDP. With billions of dollars in property assets and over one million employees, AAHOA members are core economic contributors in communities across the United States.

AAHOA's mission is to advance and protect the business interests of hotel owners through advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits, and community engagement.

To be the foremost resource and advocate for America’s hotel owners.

Get Involved

AAHOA thrives because of the efforts of our volunteers. If you would like get involved, consider applying to serve on our board, on a committee, or as an ambassador in your local area.

Today's Hotelier Magazine

Today’s Hotelier is the award-winning official monthly magazine of AAHOA, America's leading organization representing hotel owners. This prominent industry publication provides hoteliers and industry leaders with in-depth dives into industry topics and trends, legislative issues and advocacy initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels, and the latest AAHOA happenings.

Read by hospitality leaders representing independent properties and nearly every major brand, it explores the most critical issues of the hospitality industry while also celebrating its successes. With a monthly circulation of 20,000+, and distribution at all of the industry's leading events, Today’s Hotelier is a not-to-miss publication that offers practical advice for hoteliers and all industry professionals alike.

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To subscribe, please click here. To submit an item or idea for publication, please contact us.


Now is the time to secure advertising space, contribute content, and get involved. To learn more about how you can get your message in front of our readers, contact Director of Sales Chris Zabel at 352 333-3420 or

Hotelier Weekly Newsletter

Hotelier Weekly, the official e-newsletter of AAHOA, is delivered to inboxes every Thursday. It contains the latest AAHOA news, government affairs updates, industry reports, member benefits, and selections from the latest issue of Today’s Hotelier, AAHOA’s monthly magazine. 

AAHOA’s e-newsletter also is your go-to source for information on upcoming professional development opportunities and nearby events, from webinars and regional conferences to town halls and legislative summits. 

Every week, AAHOA spotlights member benefits and industry partners that provide the greatest value to AAHOA members, making the newsletter an excellent venue for spreading the word about your company’s products or services. If you are interested in advertising in Hotelier Weekly, please contact Director of Media Sales Chris Zabel at

To submit materials or request more information on the weekly newsletter, please contact us


Asians have a rich tradition of entrepreneurship, self-improvement, and family values. After India's independence in 1947, many of that country's young people immigrated to the United States to pursue their education and "the American Dream."

Many of these new immigrants arrived in America with backgrounds as entrepreneurs and business owners. During the 1970s, Indian Americans saw tremendous opportunities for prosperity in the hospitality industry, and many began to save their money in order to purchase hotels. Word quickly spread throughout the community about the potential of the hotel industry as a niche market, and the Indian American influence in hospitality began.

These new hoteliers faced discrimination within the industry, particularly from banks and insurance companies. To overcome these obstacles, hoteliers collaborated to form various groups, culminating in the creation of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) in 1989.

AAHOA is one of the hospitality industry’s most respected and influential organizations, having celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019. AAHOA represents nearly 20,000 members nationwide, who own 60 percent of the hotels in the U.S. 


The first AAHOA Board of Advisors in 1989.


The Mart Motel in San Francisco is generally considered the first property owned by a member of AAHOA.