Hyatt President & CEO Mark Hoplamazian Appointed Chair of the Board Of The American Hotel & Lodging Association
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced that Mark Hoplamazian, president & CEO, has been appointed chair of the board of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). In his new role, Hoplamazian will be responsible for overseeing the Board of Directors and working with AHLA leaders to unite the hotel industry among common goals as it recovers from the global COVID-19 pandemic.
"The appointment to chair of the AHLA board is a great honor. Along with my fellow officers and the AHLA team, I am fully committed to help protect and rebuild our industry so that hotel employees and owners can thrive in 2021 and beyond," said Hoplamazian. "While COVID-19 remains a challenge for everyone in our business, I am confident in the industry's long-term recovery as the human desire for connection will drive people to experience the joy and value of travel again. The hotel and lodging industry is an important sector, and we have every opportunity to be a major contributor to the overall recovery of the U.S. economy."
"After the most difficult year in our industry's history, I'm extremely excited to have the support of an incredible group of Board officers led by our new chair as we look ahead to 2021," said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA. "We are grateful to Mark and our Officers, Executive Committee, and Board members who volunteer their time and energy to ensure that AHLA and our industry are successful. With a new Administration, a new and closely divided Congress, and new Governors and state legislatures, we have an incredible opportunity to make certain the hospitality industry helps lead the American economic recovery."
Hyatt has been a longstanding member of AHLA and has served an important role in the AHLA governance bodies, engaging in multiple committees and supportive of the AHLA Foundation its programs and overall mission. Hoplamazian joined AHLA's Executive Committee in 2017 and became an Officer in 2020.