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AAHOA Chairman Bharat Patel was featured in an article by Lydia DePillis with The New York Times titled, “Hotel Owners Push Back on Merger of National Brands.” The article, with the headline, “Franchisees are fighting Choice Hotels’ attempted takeover of its biggest rival, which would create a dominant player in the budget hotel sector,” does a great job representing AAHOA ...
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AAHOA Chairman Bharat Patel recently participated in a compelling podcast conversation with Dr. Kamal Morar . They delved into the crucial topic of health, specifically addressing the importance of testing early for metabolic syndrome and heart disease. Their conversation highlighted the urgency for awareness, especially within the Indian American community. It's vital for everyone to ...
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The LA City Council read for the first time a revised ordinance that would require police permits for hotels. The ordinance also included other measures, such as a Voluntary Housing Program that would place unhoused individuals in vacant guest rooms at hotels on a volunteer basis. AAHOA sent a letter to the LA City Council, as well as a memo strongly supporting the proposal for the ...
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The Washington Hospitality Association just released a visual snapshot of its 2023 Washington State Hospitality Conference, which took place on November 9 in Seattle, WA. The event was a celebration of industry innovation, collaboration, and outstanding contributions. A highlight of the conference was the prestigious Burtenshaw Lifetime Achievement Award presented to AAHOA Member Shaiza ...
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Texas voters approved Proposition 4, a constitutional amendment reducing property taxes this year. AAHOA and the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, which collaborated to support the amendment, said Proposition 4 ensures property tax relief for commercial hotel properties. The amendment allocates $12.6 billion in state funds for public education, lessening reliance on local property taxes, ...
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