The AAHOA Broadcast

SHaD Founder Tracy Prigmore Interviews AAHOA Past Chair Vinay Patel

| May 04, 2022

The finalists for the SHaDPitch 2022 recently gathered in Virginia to compete for cash equity, creating a path for female hotel owners. Also in attendance at the competition was AAHOA Past Chair Vinay Patel, who’s a big supporter of women's hotel ownership. During the event, SHaD Founder Tracy Prigmore sat down with Patel to discuss his experience as a former SHaDPitch judge two years ago and the value these events bring to women aspiring to make their mark in the industry.

“It’s amazing. You talk about the level of intelligence. The level of presentation. The level of data they all presented. It was simply amazing. I even took some of those excel spreadsheets for my use,” Patel said. “But more importantly, the fact that we can expose the young generation to these experiences is worth it.”

The annual pitch competition expands participants’ knowledge of investing in hotels and encourages them to pursue hotel ownership and development. Over the years, women have made significant strides in the hospitality industry. SHaD continues the momentum by equipping future women hoteliers to invest in their future.

Congratulations to the 2022 winners! 

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