The Gulf Regional Conference & Trade Show took place this past Friday, November 4, in New Orleans, LA. AAHOA Chairman Neal Patel, Vice Chairman Bharat Patel, Treasurer Miraj Patel, and Gulf Regional Director Vimal Patel welcomed 265 attendees to the event, further underscoring AAHOA’s commitment to be the foremost resource and advocate for America’s hotel owners. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and State Representative Beau Beaullieu took the main stage during the event to share how the Bayou State supports hospitality and small businesses. With AAHOA Members owning 88.7% of the hotels in Louisiana and contributing $7.1 billion to the state GDP, it was important to have these leaders in the room to draw attention to the economic impact hotel owners create in the community.
Snapshots from the Gulf Regional:
Check out what industry leaders and government officials are saying about the Gulf Regional Conference & Trade Show:
AAHOA Treasurer Miraj Patel shared on Linkedin, “Thank you to all our Members, Ambassadors, and the Regional Director, Vimal Patel, who helped make the 2022 AAHOA Gulf Regional Conference a great success!”
Check out Miraj Patel’s post on Linkedin.
AAHOA Gulf Regional Director Vimal Patel shared on Linkedin, “I am excited about our future, and I am very proud to represent our region. Thank you again for your investment, and please remain engaged and involved. As a team, we will overcome our industry’s challenges!”
Read Vimal Patel’s full Linkedin post.
Senator Bill Cassidy said, “The hotel industry is an economic driver of Louisiana’s economy. I remain committed to working with the Small Business Administration as your advocate. My team is working to secure additional funding and to increase the amount hotel owners can access in federal loans.”
Watch Senator Bill Cassidy’s full video remarks.
The Gulf Regional event also counted on the support of nearly 50 exhibitors. Check out some of the vendor partners in action on the trade show floor.
AAHOA thanks the Officers, Gulf Regional Director Vimal Patel, local Ambassadors, members, and vendor partners who attended this event and helped make it a huge success.
The 2022 AAHOA Regional Conferences & Trade Show season ends later this month with the Florida Regional and the South Central Texas Regional. Get more information here
and make plans to attend.