Key Information on the Hospitality Industry


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Best Hotel Industry Associations for 2021

AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association) – The largest hotel owners association in the world with over 18,500 members.

AHLA (American Hotel & Lodging Association) – They represent all segments of the hotel industry, major chains, independent hotels, management companies, REIT’s and more.

AIHP (The Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals) – Focused on helping small independent hotels across the United States.

BLLA (Botique & Lifestyle Lodging Association) – Dedicated to luxury independent boutique hotels all over the world.

HOSPA (The Hospitality Professionals Association) – Helping hospitality’s Finance, Revenue Management, IT, Marketing and Asset Management Professionals.

IHRA (International Hotel & Restaurant Association) – Focused on promoting the hotel and restaurant industry worldwide. This non-profit organization is officially recognized by the United Nations.

ILHA (International Luxury Hotel Association) – The luxury hospitality industry’s premier provider of news and insight.

Latino Hotel Association – Specializing in growing and educating the Latino and Hispanic hospitality leaders.

NABHOOD (National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers) – Focused on increasing the number of African-Americans developing, managing, operating, and owning hotels.

PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) – Focused on helping Boutique Hotels, Inns and Bed and Breakfasts.

U.S. Travel Association – A non-profit representing all components of the travel industry. They focus on creating positive growth in travel throughout the United States.

Best Hotel Industry Websites and Publications

Hospitalitynet – Worldwide news and info on the hospitality industry.

Hospitality Trendz – A niche magazine with a luxury feel with primary focus on the U.S. Markets

Hotel Business – Hospitality industry info with a focus on ownership, operations,

Hotel Management – Hospitality industry news and events.

Lodging Magazine – The official publication of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.  Their focus is on smart business strategies, employee management, and property management.

Luxury Hospitality Magazine – Focuses on up to date news and industry info related luxury hotels.

Today’s Hotelier – The official publication of AAHOA.

Top U.S. Hotel Franchises

Marriott International – Offers 30 different brand options with flags such as Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Westin, aloft, Springhill Suites, Sheraton, and more.

Hilton – Offers 18 different brand options with flags such as Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, Hampton, Double Tree, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, and more.

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) – Offers 15 different brand options with flags such as Regent, Crowne Plaza, Avid, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, and more.

Wyndham – Offers 19 different brand options with flags such as Wingate, Ramada, LaQuinta, Super 8, Days Inn, Travelodge, and more.

Choice Hotels International – Offers 12 different brand options with flags such as Clarion, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, MainStay Suites, EconoLodge, and more.

Raddison – Offers 8 different brand options with flags such as Raddison, Red, Park Plaza Country Inn & Suites, and more.

G6 Hospitality – Operates Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands.

Red Roof Inn – Offers 4 different brand options with flags such as Red Roof Inn, Red Roof Plus, The Red Collection, and HomeTowne Studios.

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