Inspiring Amazing Hospitality Attitudes Since 1986!

Since 1986, the American Hospitality Academy (AHA) has been providing hospitality training for thousands of students and young adults worldwide at premier resorts and hotels in the USA including Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, Sheraton and Hilton. It is through this close working relationship with top industry leaders that AHA has developed an appreciation and a clear understanding of how to best teach leadership and multicultural skills that are vital to success in any career.

Now through the development of AHA's online programs, students around the world can participate in AHA's programs and gain the professional development skills needed to succeed in today's global workplace. AHA's industry focused seminars and activities emphasize the development of both personal and professional leadership traits needed to be successful in the 21st century workplace.


The AHA vision is to create a better world through education, integrity and cultural understanding.


AHA Mission


To provide tomorrow's hospitality industry leaders with the knowledge, practical training, leadership and multicultural skills necessary to succeed in today's global economy while fostering international goodwill and friendship.



AHA Core Values


To realize our mission and vision, AHA champions these core values and guiding principles:

  • Motivated by our vision: We aim to create a better world through education, integrity and cultural understanding.
  • International-mindedness: We promote and celebrate diversity and understanding among students, academia, industry partners and our communities.
  • Quality: We value our reputation for high standards.
  • Work values and ethics: We continually emphasize the importance of positive work values and ethics throughout our students' theoretical and practical training.
  • Partnerships: We achieve our goals by working together.
  • Integrity and ethical decision making: We take pride in making all decisions based on honesty.
  • Public Service: We promote public service as part of our educational process, encouraging students, staff and faculty to participate in activities that meet a community or world need.

Licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201; 803.737.2260. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met. Licensure is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality and is not equal to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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