Rick Takach Named to AH&LA Board of Directors

. March 13, 2014

Vancouver, Washington - March 13, 2014 - Rick Takach, President and CEO of Vesta Hospitality, has been named to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 2014 Board of Directors. The new board of directors is comprised of C-level lodging executives representing the full scope of the lodging sector, including brands, owners and REITS, management companies, independents, and state associations. A new board was selected to reflect the completely new strategic direction and membership model passed last June by a vote of association members.

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides focused advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry generating $155.5 billion in annual sales from 4.9 million guestrooms.

“AH&LA now begins a new chapter, bringing together the entire industry under one national umbrella, focusing the association on proactive and effective advocacy, and allowing the industry to speak with one voice,” said AH&LA President/CEO Katherine Lugar. “We are thrilled that our new board is comprised of dynamic group of senior industry leaders who will lead the AH&LA's future strategic direction. I'm confident Rick will be a valuable contributor of the thought leadership and direction crucial to ensuring AH&LA and the industry are best-positioned to tackle the challenges and meet the objectives of the future.”

For a complete list of board members, click here, www.ahla.com.

About Vesta Hospitality

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Vancouver, WA, Vesta Hospitality is one of the nation's leading, privately owned hotel management and development firms. With a portfolio of eleven properties across the United States, Vesta continues to seek out opportunities in key markets across North America. For more information regarding Vesta Hospitality and to discuss possible partnership opportunities, please contact Rick Takach at (360) 737-0442.

Media contact:

Paul Kesman
T: 248-321-2035
E: pkesman@pdkpr.com

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