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A new chapter

Fred Schwartz, former president of AAHOA, shares insights on his latest career move…   Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – AFTER 18 YEARS spent leading the largest hotel-owner niche in the world, Fred Schwartz stepped down in December as president of AAHOA and the next month joined Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as vice president, owner relations, Americas.  Asian Hospitality queried ...

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From England to India to the U.S.

Jimmy Patel, AAHOA's next chairman, puts his life lessons to work Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – JAY “JIMMY” PATEL is a second-generation hotel owner who watched his father struggle with his first motel because of a shady financial deal. Today, the North Carolina hotelier has dedicated part of his life’s work to helping other Asian American hotel owners navigate the complexities of ...

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Hotels gain power in group booking rates

Meeting planners say available rooms difficult to find, reports PKF-HR Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – GROUP DEMAND CONTINUED to grow in 2014 and 2015 will be another strong year for hotels which have gained the upper hand in negotiating rates with meeting planners. Strong lodging industry fundamentals have swung the pendulum of negotiating leverage toward hotel management.  PKF Hospitality ...

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U.S. hotel companies show renewed confidence in India

Economic outlook brighter with government stability attracting more investment and businesses Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – THE HOTEL INDUSTRY in India may be nearing the end of its downturn, say experts. As a sign of confidence in the renewed health of the country’s diverse tourism landscape, U.S. hotel companies continue to position themselves to capitalize on the expected economic ...

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