The Magnuson Hotels partnership will enable AAHOA’s thousands of independent hoteliers greater access to online bookings. With more than 16,000 members, AAHOA members own nearly one in every two hotels in the United States. With 1,000 hotels across three continents, Magnuson Hotels is the world’s largest independent hotel group. Magnuson Hotels will give AAHOA’s independent hotelier members access to its global reservation system of over 2,000 travel websites and 650,000 travel agents.
AAHOA members will also join Magnuson’s new global hotel alliance with Jin Jiang Hotels, China’s largest operator, and Louvre Hotels Group, Europe’s largest operator. The partnership represents an inventory base of nearly 8,000 hotels/800,000 rooms, a consortium the size of the second largest global group.
AAHOA's independent hoteliers will also be able to gain new business from China, Europe and over 50 countries, as well as access to Jin Jiang’s 100-million member rewards club. AAHOA's independent hotel members will also be able to access Magnuson’s new hotel rewards program with Amazon.com.
"Independent hoteliers play an incredibly important role, within not only AAHOA but also the greater hospitality industry," Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AAHOA, said in a statement. "We're excited that this partnership offers access to Magnuson's state-of-the-art system to our independent owners."