Avendra and AAHOA Announce Partnership to Provide Best-in-Class Supply Chain Management and Procurement Solutions to AAHOA Members
ROCKVILLE, MD and ATLANTA – The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and Avendra, the leader in procurement services for hospitality companies across North America, announced today an agreement to bring Avendra’s leading procurement and supply chain management services to AAHOA’s 14,000+ membership base. As AAHOA’s procurement solution of choice, AAHOA members will be able to reduce costs on everything needed to run a hotel — from food and beverage items to engineering supplies. In addition, members will benefit from Avendra’s streamlined contracting and buying processes and proactive reporting on pricing trends, product recalls and much more.
“Avendra’s approach to procurement is based on a sophisticated and holistic style of supply chain management. We wrap support services—such as supplier management, reporting expertise, and customer assistance—around our programs and keep a watchful eye on quality, pricing, safety and service for our customers,” said Wolfram Schaefer, Avendra President and CEO. “We are excited to partner with AAHOA to bring our leading procurement solutions to all of its members so they can have more time to focus on what matters most, serving their guests and growing their business.”
With nearly $4 billion in buying power, Avendra negotiates the best possible deals with name brand suppliers and delivers bottom-line pricing from more than 800 suppliers. By leveraging Avendra’s significant buying power, small to medium-sized hotels typically save an average of 19 percent on food and beverage items alone. Additionally, Avendra ensures its solutions help improve the value of their customers’ operations through its quality assurance measures, product evaluations, price audit capabilities, in-depth data analysis and contracting expertise. Avendra customers benefit from improved profitability, operating efficiencies and enhanced property support.
“At AAHOA, our mission is to find the best ways to help our members make money, save money and protect their investments. This partnership is yet another way we can accomplish this goal,” AAHOA President, Chip Rogers said. “As the largest hotel owners association in the world, we represent hoteliers who are constantly looking for ways to improve their supply services. We are excited about this partnership with Avendra, as it will give our members a direct path to savings and efficient service.”
AAHOA members interested in learning more can visit www.avendra-aahoa.com. Avendra is also exhibiting at the AAHOA Annual Convention and Trade Show, April 22-25th in Long Beach, Calif. Attendees can learn more about Avendra’s suppliers and procurement services by visiting Booth #628 during trade show hours.
Founded in 1989, AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with over 14,000 small business owner-members. AAHOA members own more than 20,000 properties amounting to more than 40 percent of all hotels in the United States and employ nearly 600,000 workers, accounting for over $9.4 billion in payroll annually.
Formed in 2001, Avendra is North America’s leading procurement services provider serving the hospitality and lodging industries. Avendra customers gain access to contracts leveraging $4 Billion of annual purchases, expert advisory services and in-depth purchasing data and analysis. Through Avendra, customers obtain substantial savings on their purchases and other value added services to improve their operations and bottom line results. More than 5,500 hospitality businesses rely on Avendra’s procurement solutions to help meet their strategic business initiatives. The company is headquartered in Rockville, Md. and has regional offices throughout North America. For more information, please call (866) AVENDRA, visit www.avendra.com, or email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.