AAHOA Honors U.S. Rep. Bill Posey with Friend of the Hotelier Award

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Congressman Posey continues to be a strong advocate for hoteliers and the hospitality industry.

U.S. Rep. Bill Posey (FL-8) receives Friend of the Hotelier award from AAHOA VP of Government Affairs and Public Relations Chip Rogers

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) today announced that U.S. Rep. William “Bill” Posey received its prestigious Friend of the Hotelier award at the AAHOA National Advocacy Conference.

Rep. Posey is responsible for introducing H.R. 2575, which reinstates the traditional 40 hour work week amended by the Affordable Care Act. He has also introduced H.R. 4450, which reauthorizes Brand USA and markets the United States as a travel destination to foreign travelers.

“Congressman Bill Posey is a strong advocate for small business owners and the hospitality industry,” said AAHOA Chairman Pratik Patel. “His public service, along with his willingness to lead issues that AAHOA supports in the House of Representatives, proves that he is truly a friend of the American hotelier.”

The Friend of the Hotelier award is given to public officials and community leaders who demonstrate extraordinary and persistent support of issues that serve to promote the hospitality industry and positively impact small business owners.

Founded in 1989, AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with more than 12,500 small business owner-members. AAHOA members own more than 20,000 properties amounting to more than 40 percent of all hotels in the United States and employ nearly 600,000 workers, accounting for over $9.4 billion in payroll annually.

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