The Asian American Hotel Owners Association or AAHOA hosted its 2018 annual convention and trade show, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, March 27-30.
After presentations from the AAHOA leadership about the association’s accomplishments in the last year, including victories on US tax reform and finishing 2017 with a record 17,753 members—40% of whom are lifetime members—attendees heard from the CEOs of several hotel companies and government officials as well as from NFL legend Jimmy Johnson, on their thoughts on leadership and related matters. AAHOA is among the largest hotel owners association in the world. AAHOA members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States.
CAPTIONS: Bhavesh Patel, AAHOA’s outgoing chairman, recognized H R Shah, TV Asia chairman and CEO, for supporting AAHOA for 25 years and also for Shah receiving the Padma Shri.
AAHOA’s new executive team for 2018. AAHOA’s incoming chairman
Hitesh Patel. A section of the audience during the entertainment night.
Bollywood singer, Mika Singh, performing at the convention.
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Photos: Gunjesh Desai