AAHOA Vice Chairman Pratik Patel Named To Two Boards
Thursday February 20th, 2014 - 12:13PM 0
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ATLANTA—AAHOA Vice Chairman Pratik Patel has been named to the board of directors for the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association (TH&LA) as well as the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA).
Patel, who will become the association's chairman next month at the AAHOA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Philadelphia, has been elected first vice president for 2014 for the TH&LA's Board of Directors and will ascend to the position of Chairman of the Board for TH&LA in 2015. He has been active with the TH&LA and has served on its board since 2008.
He has also been named to the 2014 Board of Directors of the AH&LA, a 60-member board consisting of C-level executives.
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