AAHOA names new secretary and board members

BALTIMORE—Kamalesh (KP) Patel of Santa Cruz, CA, was elected the new AAHOA secretary here at the Baltimore Convention Center. Patel is the CEO of Aarav Hospitality, LLC, and AKS Hospitality, LLC.

AAHOA members also elected the following ten members to the board of directors:

  • Alabama regional director: Sanjay M. Patel
  • Central Midwest regional director: Arti Patel
  • North Carolina regional director: Pinkesh Patel
  • Northeast regional director: Preyas Patel
  • Northwest regional director: Taran Patel
  • Upper Midwest regional director: Kalpesh Joshi
  • Washington DC area regional director: Deepak Patel
  • Director at large Eastern division: Pinal Patel
  • Director at large Western division: Hitesh Patel
  • Young professional director – Western division: Tanmay Patel

“I’m thrilled to welcome our new AAHOA secretary and all of our newly elected board members,” said incoming AAHOA Chairman Nishant (Neal) Patel. “Over the last 30 years, our volunteer leaders have worked tirelessly to make AAHOA a leading hotel association in the U.S. and advocate for initiatives that help the hospitality industry thrive. As we continue on this road to recovery, it is encouraging to see so many members rising to the occasion and serving America’s hotel owners. I can’t wait to start working alongside the new AAHOA Officers, our board of directors and the entire AAHOA Team. Together, we will work on taking this great association to the next level.”