KONE Kicks off AAHOA Membership at Annual Event


KONE Inc. press release dated March 19, 2013

KONE Inc. will celebrate its recent membership to the Asian American Hotel Owners Association at the AAHOA Annual Convention and Trade Show, held at the GeorgeR.BrownConvention Center in Houston from March 26-29, 2013. KONE is honored to be a part of this prestigious group, becoming its first member from the elevator and escalator industry.

As part of this year's theme, "Inspired by the Past, Building for the Future," KONE will share its past experience and unique understanding of hoteliers' needs to move guests and staff safely and efficiently throughout hotel properties. Looking ahead, members can rely on KONE to be a trusted partner in providing the most innovative, safe, efficient and attractive solutions on the market, as well as quality installation and maintenance that keep guests happy while minimizing equipment down time and guest interruption.

"We are excited to kick off our new membership with AAHOA members at the upcoming convention," said Larry Wash, EVP and CEO, KONE Americas. "We look forward to introducing ourselves to members and to further demonstrate our commitment to this organization and the Asian-American community."

One of the fastest-growing organizations in the hotel industry, AAHOA boasts more than 11,000 members who collectively own more than 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in property value throughout the United States.

KONE can be found at Booth #1136.

For further information, please contact:
Kellie Lindquist, Marketing Manager, KONE Inc., tel. +1 630 955 4202

About KONE

KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2015, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8,6 billion, and at the end of the year close to 50,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

For more information, see www.kone.us