International Hotel & Restaurant Association elects new President


BARCELONA, Spain – International Hotel & Restaurant Association’s Board of Directors and the General Assembly met in Barcelona to elect a new President and a New Board after the resignation of the President for personal reasons.

After debating for one day, the Board of Directors proposed to the General Assembly unanimously the nomination of Dr. Ghassan, AIDI former President 2007-2013. The decision was approved again unanimously by the General Assembly for a period of 4 years starting May 21,2016.

President Dr Ghassan AIDI thanked the Board and the General Assembly for their trust for the second time as he already serve as President from 2006 to 2013, when he decide not to run again and bring the new spirit to the Association. He declared: “I am ready to assume again this important responsibility of keeping IHRA vibrant to face all the challenges facing the Hospitality Industry.

He reminded the Assembly that he found Mediterenean hotels and restaurants association in Barcelona last year – a small association with members from 24 countries only, and he will be glad to share his time between both association.

President proposed to keep the Head office in Geneva as IHRA is a Swiss Association and move the operations to Barcelona, a city going toward the future of the Worldwide tourism and Hospitality.
IHRA President will nominate the Board and present it in September 2016.