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  • AAHOA Cosigns Letter to the Internal Revenue Service Regarding its Handling of the Employee Retention Tax Credit

    Nov 09, 2022

    This week, AAHOA and nearly 40 other organizations wrote a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to highlight ongoing issues thousands of businesses have experienced when applying for the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC).

  • Asian Hospitality: G6 Launches ‘Light Her Way’ Program During AAHOA’s Inaugural HerOwnership Conference

    Nov 09, 2022

    AAHOA Platinum Member G6 Hospitality announced the launch of its “Light Her Way” program at the HerOwnership Conference & Retreat last month. This new platform will provide tools and resources to women seeking hotel ownership opportunities. “We have always promoted the belief that everyone has the right to travel, but it is just as important that everyone have the right to ownership,” said Tina Burnett, chief development officer, G6 Hospitality. “The launch of ‘Light Her Way’ will empower women on the path to ownership and is an example of how we live up to our values.”

  • Lodging Magazine: AAHOA Holds Inaugural HerOwnership Conference & Retreat

    Nov 09, 2022

    AAHOA held its inaugural HerOwnership Conference & Retreat at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront from October 26-27, 2022.

  • AAHOACON23 Scam Alert!

    Nov 09, 2022

    Please be advised that a company going by the name NTA is communicating that they represent AAHOA, and are contacting exhibitors to book hotel accommodations for AAHOACON23.

  • Hotel Business: AAHOA Holds HerOwnership Conference & Retreat

    Nov 07, 2022

    AAHOA held its inaugural HerOwnership Conference & Retreat at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront on Oct. 26 and 27. The event was focused specifically on women who are interested in owning their first hotel or learning about owning hotels in general. It was designed to educate women about how to own a property or business, and promote women who are interested in exploring hotel ownership.

  • AAHOA Members and Louisiana State Leaders Come Together at Gulf Regional Event

    Nov 07, 2022

    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.

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases the October Jobs Report

    Nov 07, 2022

    Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics published the October Employment Situation, reporting little change in the unemployment rate month over month.

  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Joins AAHOA Community to Celebrate Diwali

    Nov 04, 2022

    The AAHOA community recently celebrated Diwali with Governor Ron DeSantis and his wife, Casey, in the Florida Governor’s Mansion. This holiday is special for many AAHOA Members who own more than half of the hotels in Florida and contribute $33.9 billion to the state’s GDP.

  • Get Ready to Vote This Coming Tuesday, November 8!

    Nov 04, 2022

    The 2022 midterm elections are just days away! On Tuesday, November 8, candidates for the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, and state and local offices will compete for your vote down the ballot. Getting out to vote is a critical civic responsibility of every American.

  • AAHOA Team Members Help Families at Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Nov 02, 2022

    AAHOA takes pride in serving America’s hotel owners and communities across the country. This past summer, the association hosted five charity golf tournaments where it raised money for 18 charities, including the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House. These causes are near and dear to AAHOA, and several AAHOA Team Members spent Tuesday evening at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Atlanta serving food to families whose children are receiving pediatric care.

  • AAHOA’s Second Educational Webinar Breaks Down Impact, Encroachment, and Cross-Brand Protection

    Nov 02, 2022

    AAHOA welcomed the month of November with a new educational webinar video. You can now watch the second video, Point 2, of the 12-part webinar series. In this webinar video, AAHOA President & CEO Laura Lee Blake and Lifetime Member Sandip Patel share real-life scenarios and the value Point 2 brings to creating best-in-class, mutually beneficial franchise systems.

  • Now Available: AAHOA’s Fall National Advocacy Conference Recap Video

    Nov 02, 2022

    AAHOA’s Fall National Advocacy Conference recap video is out now! It highlights AAHOA's incredible advocacy momentum and the legislatures who showed up for hospitality. This fall, over 100 hoteliers from all over the country attended the advocacy event, making their voices heard loud and clear. These hoteliers met with 118 offices in the Senate and House of Representatives to discuss legislation that can help AAHOA’s nearly 20,000 members and the industry at large thrive. In total, AAHOA Members had direct contact with 54 members of Congress in just one day.

  • AAHOA Leadership Hosts Brand Alliance Meeting at Best Western’s 2022 Annual Convention

    Oct 31, 2022

    On Friday, October 28, AAHOA leadership had a productive time at Best Western’s 2022 Annual Convention, including hosting a Brand Alliance Meeting. During the meeting, AAHOA shared updates on its latest initiatives, advocacy priorities, 12 Points of Fair Franchising, and much more.

  • AAHOA Wins Three 2022 Platinum MarCom Awards

    Oct 31, 2022

    AAHOA is delighted and proud to announce that Today’s Hotelier magazine won three 2022 MarCom Platinum Awards. Two of the awards recognized the overall magazine quality and design of Today’s Hotelier July Issue. The third award recognized our three-part feature on the labor shortage.

  • AAHOA Joins Coalition Letter Urging Power Players in D.C. to Secure the Supply Chain

    Oct 28, 2022

    This week, AAHOA and more than 300 local, state, and federal trade associations penned a letter to President Biden urging the administration’s continued engagement with the railroad unions to avoid a disastrous strike. Many AAHOA Members reported issues receiving linens, hygienics, and other materials critical to hotel operations due to disruptions in the supply chain. A rail road shut down would further exacerbate these issues. AAHOA applauds the Biden administration’s ongoing efforts to keep the American supply chain operational and effective.

  • Women Hoteliers Take on Second Day at HerOwnership Conference & Retreat

    Oct 28, 2022

    The second day of the HerOwnership Conference & Retreat kicked off with a wellness session that included Zumba and yoga. Health and wellness were a significant component of the conference agenda, allowing attendees to slow down and relax over the course of the two-day event. In addition to wellness, other themes throughout the second day included leadership communication skills, personal branding, technology, lending, and finances.

  • AAHOA President & CEO Laura Lee Blake Discusses the Art of Negotiation at HerOwnership Conference & Retreat

    Oct 26, 2022

    The HerOwnership Conference & Retreat covered topics important to the modern women hotelier, including the art of negotiation. Before rejoining AAHOA this past summer, AAHOA President & CEO Laura Lee Blake spent many years dealing with complex litigation lawsuits involving big companies and millions of dollars. Thanks to her professional experience over the years, Blake knows the value of negotiation and empowered women hoteliers at the HerOwnership Conference & Retreat with advice on improving negotiation skills.

  • First Day of HerOwnership Conference & Retreat Kicks Off Successfully

    Oct 26, 2022

    Hundreds of women hoteliers gathered at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront for the first day of the 2022 AAHOA HerOwnership Conference & Retreat. Rachel Humphrey, industry leader and Women in Hospitality Leadership Alliance Founder, moderated the first panel discussion, which included panelists Tejal N. Patel (AAHOA Female Director Western Division Hotels), Nancy (Nayana) Patel (Kosmada LLC/EV Hotel/Triton EV), and Roshani Patel (Artha Hotels). The conversation took a closer look at industry trends and uncovered why the time is now for women to get more involved in ownership opportunities in our industry.

  • AAHOA Presents Checks to Atlanta Ronald McDonald House and Children's Hospital of Atlanta Charities

    Oct 24, 2022

    AAHOA hosted five charity golf tournaments over the course of the summer, raising more than $333,000 to support local causes across the U.S. These donations went to 18 charities, making these golf outings exciting and purposeful for all attendees. Two of those charities were the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and AAHOA presented both organizations with their checks earlier this month.

  • AAHOA Highlights Positive Impact This Diwali Holiday

    Oct 24, 2022

    This Diwali holiday, AAHOA is proud to spotlight the positive impact it is making on behalf of America’s hotel owners.