AHLEF awards nearly $1 million in scholarships to hospitality students

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), has announced that nearly $1 million was awarded to 372 scholarships this year – of which 131 were given to minority hospitality management students.

Record year for AAHOA members

AAHOA this year at its annual conference isn’t being shy about its record-breaking achievements over the past year. With more than 6,500 attendees and vendors on hand at AAHOA’s annual convention, the hotel owners association—celebrating its 28th year—is larger than it’s ever been—reaching more than 16,650 members in 2016. The group’s lifetime memberships increased more than 27 per cent during the same time period.

Hilton appoints Greg Hartmann Senior Vice President – Luxury, Lifestyle, Resort and Corporate Development

Hilton has named Greg Hartmann as Senior Vice President – Luxury, Lifestyle, Resort and Corporate Development. He previously led the Strategic Advisory and Asset Management Services Practice as Managing Director for the Hotels and Hospitality Group in North America for Jones Lang LaSalle for the past six years.

New AHLA study takes aim at Airbnb “myth” and “illegal hotels”

The American Hotel and Lodging Association has released a new report that examines the rise of commercial activity taking place on Airbnb nationwide, and the study reveals that Airbnb’s business is moving even further away from true home sharing.