Mike Leven to Receive “Above & Beyond Award” from Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)
Award" at the group's Annual Convention & Trade Show being held on March 19 -22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The presentation is being made on Friday, March 21 as part of the group's 25th anniversary celebration.
AAHOA Chairman. "Our success and longevity is testimony to his vision, so there is no person more appropriate for us to honor as we mark 25 years of achievement. It's certainly no exaggeration to say we would not be here without Mike."
About 4,000 hotel owners and industry leaders are expected to attend for a full agendaof guest speakers, notably Robert Gates who served as secretary of defense for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
There will also be education sessions, panel discussions, and workshops. Attendees willbe entertained by leading Bollywood performers from India, including megastar Kareena Kapoor.
Registration details, including early bird discounts, are available at www.aahoa.com
Leven, who was president of Days Inn of America at the time, was the catalyst formeetings of Indian American hotel owners in 1987 and 1988 which led to the formation of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) in 1989.
Today, Leven serves as president and COO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, withresponsibility for casinos in Nevada and Pennsylvania in the U.S. plus in China and Singapore in Asia.
Founded in 1989, AAHOA (www.aahoa.com) is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with more than 15,000 small business owner-members. AAHOA members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States.