SAN DIEGO, Calif., Apr. 28 – Nishant (Neal) Patel, CHO is the new AAHOA Secretary. Patel is the founder and managing partner of Blue Chip Hotels, a company specializing in hotel management and consultation. Previously, Patel served as AAHOA’s Young Professional Director Western Division.

AAHOA members also elected the following eight new members to three-year terms on the Board of Directors:

Director at Large: Prashant Patel

Young Professional Director Western Division: Miraj S. Patel, MBA, CHO, CHIA

Alabama Regional Director: Sanjay M. Patel

Central Midwest Regional Director: Hitesh Patel

Gulf Regional Director: Nick Zaver

North Carolina Regional Director: Akshat A. Patel

Northwest Regional Director: Hiten Patel, CHO

Washington, D.C. Area Regional Director: Sandip Patel

“Congratulations to our new AAHOA Secretary and to all our newly elected board members. I look forward to working with our officers, our board, and the entire AAHOA team as we continue to provide America’s hoteliers with the service and value that AAHOA membership affords them,” said AAHOA Interim President and CEO Rachel Humphrey.


AAHOA is the largest hotel owners’ association in the world. The nearly 18,500 AAHOA members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States. With billions of dollars in property assets and hundreds of thousands of employees, AAHOA members are core economic contributors in virtually every community. AAHOA is a proud defender of free enterprise and the foremost current-day example of realizing the American dream.


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