International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IH&RA)

Association internationale de l'hôtellerie et de la restauration (IH&RA)

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1946-03-18 Paris France


Replaces H-XH0005 - Union internationale des hôteliers (UIH), set up Jun 1869, Koblenz (Germany), and 'International Hotel Mens Alliance', formed Apr 1921, later known as H-XH0004 - International Hotel Alliance. Bylaws created and Association recognized by UN as the representative of the private industry worldwide. New constitution and statutes came into force 1 Jan 1978. Current statutes entered into force 1 Nov 1997, when adopted present name. Moved to Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2008 when new statutes and bylaws were adopted.


Promote and defend the interests of the hotel and restaurant industry worldwide.


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General Assembly (annual, at Congress); Board; Executive Committee; Chains Council; National Association Chief Executive (NACE) Council (meets at least twice a year); Finance Committee. Members can participate or appoint representatives to serve on Global Councils.


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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