About HYPE Conference
February 6-7, 2024 | Harrah's New Orleans

Join us in the vibrant city of New Orleans for the launch of AAHOA's newest and most exciting initiative,  Helping Young Professionals Evolve (HYPE) , hosted at Harrah's. This groundbreaking event marks the inception of a platform dedicated to empowering and nurturing the next generation of professionals in the hospitality industry.

This event will sell out, and space is limited. 
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#AAHOAHYPE2024: What to Expect
Educational Insights
Gain valuable knowledge from industry experts through insightful educational sessions, panels, roundtables, keynotes, and discussions.
Networking
Connect with a diverse community of young professionals in hospitality – and a supportive network of industry trailblazers who can inspire your entreprenurial journey. This year, we're hosting the Retro Rendezvous Reception: A Night of Networking Among Classics at a private classic car museum, sponsored and brought to you by Gauthier Murphy & Houghtaling.
Navigating Entrepreneurial Success
Be inspired by the stories and experiences of successful entrepreneurs, young professionals who are making waves in the industry, and executives and leaders who will share their leadership insights.
And Much More!
February 6-7, 2024
Harrah's | New Orleans, LA
Why
Attend
🤝 Relationships
Build lasting relationships with peers and mentors who can offer guidance and support as you navigate your career in the hotel industry.
🔥 Speakers
Be inspired by influential figures who have achieved remarkable success in hospitality. Their stories and expertise will motivate and guide you on your professional journey.
📚 Education
Gain insights from industry experts and thought leaders through informative workshops and panel discussions. Topics will range from emerging trends in hospitality to innovative management strategies.
🎉 Networking
Connect with fellow young professionals, mentors, and potential collaborators. The HYPE Conference is ideal for expanding your network and exchanging ideas.
2024 HYPE
Keynote Speaker: 
Michael Hyatt
Navigating Entrepreneurial Success in the Ever-Changing Business Landscape 
Michael Hyatt, a serial entrepreneur, investor, and executive chairman of DataStealth, co-founded two tech firms with a combined sale value exceeding $1B. He is a senior advisor with Northleaf Capital Partners, chairs the Hyatt Family Foundation, and is actively involved in various startups, businesses, and podcast ventures, including hosting Business Unplanned and contributing to The Pitch on Spotify.
See What the HYPE
Is All About!
The 2024 HYPE
Retro Rendezvous Reception
6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6
Indulge in a night of glamour and excitement at the 2024 HYPE Retro Rendezvous Reception. Join us at an iconic, private Classic Car Museum for an evening of luxury, networking, and fun. It's a reception that promises to rev up your night and accelerate your networking opportunities!
NOTE: This event is for HYPE Conference attendees only and conference badges are required for admission.
Location: 5805 Plauche Street, Elmwood, LA 70123 
Brought to You by Gauthier Murphy & Houghtaling
You’re Invited!
DISH Business Round Table
11 a.m., Tuesday, February 6
Join DISH Business for an exclusive round table discussion prior to the HYPE Conference! These roundtables won't simply be discussions; they will also shape the future of hotel entertainment and technology. We want to hear from AAHOA's most influential hotel owners about your experiences, needs, and challenges around hotel ownership, particularly concerning hotel technology and entertainment.
BONUS
- Indulge in delightful snacks and beverages on us
- Each participant will be treated to an exclusive gift courtesy of DISH Business
- Participants will be automatically entered into a raffle for incredible prizes from HBO
Location: Fulton Street Rooms, Harrah's New Orleans, LA 70130
Brought to You by DISH Business
Register Today!
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 6-7 | New Orleans, LA | Harrah's® New Orleans
Registration is FREE for AAHOA Member Hoteliers.

Sponsorship and speaking opportunities are available! Contact sales@aahoa.com to learn more.
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Thank You,
2024 Sponsors!
Your Event Hosts
Tanmay Patel
AAHOA Young Professional Director Western Division

“At AAHOA, we recognize the significant impact that Young Professionals have on our industry. Many Young Professionals say they don't see the same ROI in the industry as their parents did; they don't see the road to success the same way. And those are the types of topics that we are trying to address with HYPE Ownership."
Dylan Patel
AAHOA Young Professional Director Eastern Division

"We're trying to disseminate the message that there are so many different facets of the hospitality industry that can lead to success. We’re working to shape and evolve the future for the next wave of leaders; the launch of the HYPE Ownership initiatives underscores AAHOA's commitment to the future of our industry.”
Thank You, AAHOA Young Professional Hoteliers Committee,
for Your Steadfast Support!
Dylan Patel
Co-Chair/Voting Board Liaison | Atlanta, GA
Krishna Brucia
Sarasota, FL
Viren Patel
Decatur, AL
Suraj Patel
Dallas, TX
Tanmay Patel
Co-Chair/Voting Board Liaison | Dallas, TX
Keshav Patel
Tampa, FL
Maulik Pandya
Irvine, CA
Shivani Patel
Phoenix, AZ
Rhea Patel
Cincinnati, OH
Aaryan Patel
Boston, MA
Viral Patel
Ukiah, CA
Yash Patel
Little Rock, AR
Mayur Patel
Team Liaison | Atlanta, GA
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