AAHOA OFFICERS ATTEND WHITE HOUSE EVENT CELEBRATING AANHPI COMMUNITY

AAHOA OFFICERS RECENTLY participated in a White House reception for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. AAHOA Chairman Miraj
Patel and Laura Lee Blake, the association’s president and CEO, represented the association.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris made remarks at the reception held in the Rose Garden, recognizing the AANHPI community, AAHOA said in a
statement.

“We were honored and privileged to represent AAHOA and our 20,000 members at the historic White House celebration,” said Patel. “This event highlights the AA
and NHPI communities’ remarkable contributions to the U.S., mirroring AAHOA’s representation of Asian American entrepreneurship in hospitality for the past
35 years. As we reflect on our rich heritage during AANHPI Month, we honor the incredible legacy of Asian American hoteliers and entrepreneurs who have shaped,
and continue to shape, our industry and nation.”