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What AAHOA Means Now

What AAHOA Means Now

At the time of its founding in 1989 and subsequent merger in 1994 with the then nine-year-old Indian American Hospitality Association, what AAHOA’s founders wanted most was relief and protection from discrimination that confronted them from all quarters. Banks shied ...

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Appealing to Locals with the Right F&B Fit

Appealing to Locals with the Right F&B Fit

When Lara Latture, COO of The Hotel Group, started working on the rebranding project for the South Bend, Ind., DoubleTree hotel in 2011, she knew she had to get the community’s buy-in for the renovated property to become a viable ...

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The Brains Behind Think Hotel Group

The Brains Behind Think Hotel Group

Mark Shemel, Shawn Vardi, and Hunter Gellin have been business partners for more than a decade—best friends for even longer—and not once in that span have they ever gotten into an argument. “It’s insane,” says Vardi, chief operations officer of ...

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