Big Apple Auction

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Since the proceeds from the auction benefit the lodging industry, we are asking all hotels and industry suppliers to please consider supporting it by donating a gift certificate from your hotel or merchandise item.  This is a perfect opportunity to showcase your property and support your industry simultaneously.

Your support can make a real difference in our success.  

 

Why Donate

You can make a difference in someone’s life simply by donating an auction item. This year, we awarded $851,500 in scholarships and helped 372 students get closer to their dreams in the hospitality industry. We also funded ground-breaking research such as the Economic Impact of the U.S. Lodging Industry and From Air Mattresses to Unregulated Business: An Analysis of the Other Side of Airbnb.”  

 

Donating is Easy

To donate, complete the online registration form or please print the auction donation form.  While we will accept donations up until HX, we encourage you to submit them by October 13, 2017 for maximum exposure. Be sure to include a fair market value and email up to five pictures of the property for display to auctions@ahlef.org.   

Auction Timeline

Mark your calendars! The AHLEF Big Apple Auction, in conjunction with HX: The Hotel Experience from November 12-13, 2017 in New York City. The auction goes live online in mid-October and concludes on November 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. eastern time.  

Visibility

All donors are listed onsite at HX and in AHLEF’s annual report and on its website.  Electronic access will be available to the 12,000+ show attendees and promoted online with a link to your company website through our charity auction platform, which accesses a community of 450,000+ affluent registered auction bidders. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase your property and support your industry simultaneously.  

Why Support AHLEF?

AHLEF is unique in that it is your industry’s philanthropic organization and is dedicated to helping people build careers that improve their lives, and strengthen the lodging industry. We help improve your bottom line!   

If you should have any questions regarding the auction, please contact AHLEF at (202) 289-3180 or via email at auctions@ahlef.org

Still need more reasons to donate? 

TOP 3 REASONS:

  1. You'll change a life.
  2. You'll support the continued success of your industry. 
  3. You'll feel good.


If that doesn't convince you, listen to Jana:

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“I have returned to school following an absence of nearly 30 years.  Returning to school has been a dream of mine, but I could never manage to make it work.  I have two special needs sons and have spent 17 years helping them.  As a non-traditional student, I take this second chance very seriously.  This gift of education not only shows support for my learning, but it also reinforces my motivation to strive for my dream.”  - Jana Vaughan, Collin College, 2017 AHLEF Scholar

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marriott International
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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Host Hotels
National Restaurant Association
Robert Alter Family
Ashford
Best Western
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
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LaQuinta Inns & Suites
Lowes Hotels and Resorts
Marriott International
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