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The Education of an AAHOA Leader

The Education of an AAHOA Leader

Like many among the second generation of Indian-American hoteliers, Bharat (Bruce) Patel can say he was born into the business. The Dallas-based owner and developer, along with his younger brother and sister, was raised in the small apartment of a ...

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AH&LA Chair Jim Abrahamson Looks to Make a Lasting Impact

AH&LA Chair Jim Abrahamson Looks to Make a Lasting Impact

If there’s a hat in the lodging industry, Jim Abrahamson has probably worn it. He’s filled hourly positions and general manager roles at individual properties and provided executive leadership in operations, finance and development, and franchising across portfolios at several ...

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What AAHOA Means Now

What AAHOA Means Now

At the time of its founding in 1989 and subsequent merger in 1994 with the then nine-year-old Indian American Hospitality Association, what AAHOA’s founders wanted most was relief and protection from discrimination that confronted them from all quarters. Banks shied ...

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