About Us

The Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP) is a non-profit organization created by its members to focus on best practices for success, for independent hospitality professionals and their allied partners. 

AIHP’s focus will be on the following core initiatives: 

NETWORKING - It’s all about who you know. AIHP’s professional staff has years of experience and established relationships within the industry.  AIHP will leverage that experience and those relationships to provide our members with access and opportunities to enhance their businesses and the small lodging community - through AIHP’s annual summit and other professional development opportunities. 

ADVOCATE – AIHP will be the primary advocate for emerging issues impacting the hospitality industry on a national level.  We will have clear established policy positions on critical initiatives that impact our industry.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Knowledge is power.  AIHP wants its members, the public, elected officials and members of the industry to fully understand the importance hospitality plays in the economy, especially the small hospitality establishments.  AIHP will work daily to ensure that information is communicated, and the value of the industry is conveyed in broadly understood terms.  AIHP will create, develop and host compelling, informative and critical professional development opportunities for its members on a national, state and regional level.

PROGRESSIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES – There’s always someone who’s already built the wheel, gained knowledge from attempts less successful, or sought partners to develop offerings, products, or new ventures.  AIHP will open doors and create opportunities for its members to benefit and learn from each other.  Diverse in its makeup, AIHP’s members represent the multifaceted lodging industry and are uniquely positioned to promote best business practices through the hospitality community.

AIHP Corporate Purpose

AIHP exists to promote and support the sustainability of small lodging hospitality establishments in a changing environment through networking, advocacy, professional development and progressive business practices. 

AIHP Mission Statement 

AIHP is committed to creating community, exchanging knowledge:  including creating, curating, sharing and harvesting actionable understanding (research) and promoting, protecting and advocating for the industry.

AIHP Vision

AIHP is a cohesive community of passionate and forward-thinking people who are the recognized thought leaders and voice within the industry serving as the standard-bearer of excellence among the small business lodging industry.

AIHP Strategic Plan

AIHP has just released their 2016 – 2017 Strategic Plan.  OUR Strategic Plan focuses on initiatives essential to small independent lodging success.  These initiatives and objectives are all critical components in positioning AIHP to be The Voice of Innkeeping.”

Click here to view the Strategic Plan that will help to lay the foundation for a strong and vibrant innkeeping industry (you must be logged in as a member to view the page).

Not a member yet?  Join AIHP and learn more!  For more information, contact Mary Hughes, Membership Manager at Mary@independent-innkeeping.org or call Toll Free @ 844-622-6941.