AAHOACON24 Convention & Trade Show Photo Recap

AAHOACON24—the nation’s largest event for hotel owners—has come and gone, but the memories and connections our team made at the event will live on for years to come!

(L-R) This year’s hihotels team was comprised of Franchise Development Director Vic Vescovo, President & CEO Chris Guimbellot, Franchise Development Director Pat Cheedie, Director of Operations Gary Gobin, and Franchise Development Director Ron Lohnes. Not Pictured: Franchise Development Director Paul Vakharia.

It was great catching up with franchisees—like Tejal Patel from Scottish Inns & Suites in Hitchcock, Texas.

Chris with Hanif Khemani, Franchisee, Red Carpet Inn, Fort Lauderdale, FL and Tiki Resort by Master Hosts Inn, NY.

We’re proud of our long-lasting relationships and connections that go way back! (In this case, to July 2000.) Here’s a shot of Paul with his first franchisee, Sunil (Sunny) Patel, Passport Inn, Utica, NY.

Making friends wherever we go—Chris and Paul with 2024 Mrs. Universe USA, Mrs. Rutvi Chauhan

Pat with the winner of our Apple Watch giveaway.

Traffic was steady, with a constant stream of attendees.

Fellow AAHOA members stopping by our booth to say hello.

Paul and Kiran “Ken” Patel of Red Carpet Inn, Philadelphia, PA; Red Carpet Inn, Norristown, PA; Red Carpet Inn, Garfield Heights, OH.

(L-R) Chris with Nimal Puri, Asian Hospitality Magazine Chairman and Ed Brock, Editor, Asian Media & Marketing Group

2011-2015 Hospitality International Board member Mr. Kiranbhai Patel and his wife with Paul.

Chris Guimbellot was interviewed by Glenn Haussman, host of the Hospitality Industry’s #1 podcast, No Vacancy, about the importance of creating strong hotelier and brand partnerships.

In addition to exhibiting at the trade show, hihotels also generated valuable exposure for our company and brands by participating in two educational sessions.

Director of Operations Gary Gobin was a panelist during the “Renovate to Elevate” session.

Chris presented an important topic during a vendor spotlight session, “Unlocking Efficiency: Leveraging Free AI Tools for Your Hotel Operations.”

AAHOACON24 – Orlando, Florida – April 2-5, 2024.