AHS Advisory has associated itself with selected international associations that represent the quality, standards and service that we pride ourselves on.
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC)
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants was founded in recognition of the public need for competent, unbiased advise, professional guidance and sound judgement on the many diversified problems encountered in the hospitality industry.
The Society is composed of individuals, not organisations, corporations, or groups. Membership in ISHC is by invitation only. To be eligible for membership, an individual must meet the following minimum criteria:
- Be a practicing hospitality consultant with five consecutive years of consulting experience immediately preceding invitation or have three consecutive years of consulting experience immediately preceding invitation if the candidate has a total of ten years hospitality industry experience.
- One’s primary professional activity is as a practicing hospitality industry consultant selling a service or intellectual property, as opposed to a physical or tangible product.
- Be an owner, officer, partner or principal of his or her own company (management companies excluded), or the equivalent thereof.
- Be sponsored by existing members as determined by the Board of Directors. Currently, U.S. candidates are required to have three existing members as sponsors. Non-U.S. candidates require two existing members as sponsors.
The Society believes that by clearly recognising the consulting function as a profession, and by organising the collective knowledge and experience of those engaged in hospitality consulting, the quality of consulting services to the industry will be greatly enhanced.
Members of the Society have demonstrated their integrity and are qualified by their experience, training, and knowledge, to develop and express sound judgement on issues in the hospitality industry.
The Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA)
The Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) is the pre-eminent organisation of professionals responsible for proactively increasing asset values on behalf of hotel owners worldwide. HAMA’s mission is the enhancement of hospitality asset managers through education, advancement of the profession, and serving as the collective industry voice of hospitality ownership.
HAMA is a networking organisation of approximately 200 professionals representing an estimated 3,200 hotels with over 760,000 rooms. Members are involved in asset management, acquisition, financing and disposition of hotels and resorts, and are directly responsible for making decisions concerning capital investments, renovations, asset repositioning, operational policies and franchise selections.
HAMA’s mission is to provide members with year-round forums, industry communications and networking to fulfill the purpose of the organization. Its strong global network of hospitality professionals provides members with unparalleled access to key industry leaders and decision makers.
HAMA promotes ethical standards of conduct and mutual respect among its members and those in the hospitality industry.
In 2010 HAMA expanded its global presence through establishing affiliate relationships with Japan and Singapore. By growing outside of the United States, HAMA members now have access to more global resources enhancing our capabilities as we work to meet the needs of hospitality owners worldwide.
AHS Advisory is a founding member of the Asia-Pacific Chapter
The Hospitality Asset Managers Association Asia Pacific is located in Singapore and comprising 56 economies throughout Asia and Oceania. HAMA Asia Pacific classifies these economies into four regions South, Southeast, Central-east, and Oceania.
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP)
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs, and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides AHS Advisory with access to international hospitality accounting and technology professionals, and the latest information and standards on accounting standards and applications.
AHS Advisory is a member of the recently founded HFTP Australia chapter.
The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
HSMAI is a global organisation of sales, marketing, and revenue management professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales, marketing, and revenue management disciplines, as well as connecting its members with customers.
Founded in the United States in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organisation comprised of nearly 7,000 members from 35 countries and chapters worldwide. The HSMAI Foundation was established in 1983 to serve as the research and educational arm of HSMAI.
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimise revenue.
AHS Advisory is a member of the HSMAI Asia Pacific Chapter
HSMAI AP aims to be the leading source for sales and marketing information, knowledge, business development, and networking for professionals in tourism, travel, and hospitality in Asia Pacific Region. Membership in HSMAI Asia Pacific provides AHS with access to industry news and trends, sales and marketing research, new customer databases, professional educational programs, and ensures a local network or connection to a community of sales & marketing professionals. HSMAI Asia Pacific provides the resources, knowledge and networks our staff need to make a critical connection with their customers.