Who We Are (Oxford Study)

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AAhoa Ownership & Economic Impact

AAHOA Ownership & Economic Impact

AAHOA represents nearly 20,000 hoteliers across the U.S , and our more than 34,000 member-owned hotels with more than 1 million employees represent a significant part of the U.S. economy.

To quantify these important impacts, AAHOA engaged Oxford Economics, an international leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis, to conduct a comprehensive economic impact analysis.

The study analyzed the share of U.S. hotels and rooms owned by AAHOA Members, hotel operations, hotel guest ancillary spending, capital investment, and indirect and induced impacts supported by AAHOA hotels in other parts of the U.S. economy – on both the national and state-by-state levels.

Full reports are now available at the bottom of this page, including the full national report, a state-by-state report that breaks down data from each state, and a helpful infographic summarizing the national data.

Key National Findings


34,260 AAHOA Member-owned hotels in the U.S.


Percentage of U.S. hotels owned by AAHOA Members


Number of guestrooms in AAHOA Member-owned hotels

Interactive Map and State-by State Data

Hover over any state to see percentage of AAHOA Member ownership in the state, total number of hotels owned by AAHOA MemMap and State-by State Databers, and the total room count. Click any state and a new tab will open with the complete breakdown of data for that particular state.

AAHOA Member Share of U.S. Properties by Hotel Class

AAHOA Members own 60% of the hotels in the United States. The chart at the left displays the full breakdown of AAHOA Member-owned hotels by class.

Additional National Findings

1.1M employees work at member-owned hotels, earning $47B annually

As many employees as FedEx and Home Depot Combined

$96.8B in federal, state, and local taxes

This is equivalent to $789 per U.S. household annually

3.5M guests stay at member-owned hotels each night

Filling all 30 NFL stadiums and all 31 MLB stadiums combined

  • $139B

    Hotel sales annually at AAHOA Member properties

  • $24B

    Capital investment, including reinvestment and new development

  • 4.2M

    U.S. jobs supported by member-owned hotels

  • $50B

    Dollars spent by AAHOA Members with suppliers each year

  • $368.4B

    Contribution to U.S. GDP, representing a 1.7% contribution overall

Available Reports

Click on any of the covers at the right to view and download.