AHLA announces a 230 percent increase in members participating in the 5-Star Promise

One Year After Announcing 5-Star Promise, 230% Increase In Participating Hotel Companies WASHINGTON, USA, 2019-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — One year after a historic announcement pledging to increase safety and security at America’s hotels, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (October 7, 2019) announced a 230 percent increase in members participating in the 5-Star Promise,… Read the full press release

New Research Underscores Significant Economic Impact of Hotel Industry

WASHINGTON, USA, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Underscoring the significant economic impact and strong growth of the hotel industry, a new study released today (September 9, 2019) finds that hotels support more than 1 in 25 American jobs—8.3 million in total—and contribute nearly $660 billion annually to U.S. GDP. Conducted by Oxford Economics, the study was… Read the full press release

AHLA, IHLA APPLAUD PASSAGE OF BILL REQUIRING EMPLOYEE SAFETY DEVICES FOR HOTEL EMPLOYEES

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (August 13, 2019)  commended Governor Pritzker for signing the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act included in SB0075 the Workforce Transparency Act, which includes anti-sexual harassment policies and provides employee safety devices to hotel associates. “In a business of people taking care of… Read the full press release

Governor Reynolds, Senator Ernst and AHLA partner to raise awareness on unified approach to combatting human trafficking

DES MOINES, Iowa, 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 13, 2019), Governor Kim Reynolds and Senator Joni Ernst are partnering the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to raise awareness across the state for a unified approach to combatting human trafficking. As part of this effort,… Read the full press release

AHLA PRAISES GOVERNOR IGE FOR VETOING VACATION RENTAL BILL

HONOLULU, HAWAII, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (July 9, 2019) released the following statement praising Hawaii Governor David Ige for vetoing Senate Bill 1292 regarding vacation rentals. The quote is attributable to Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA. “AHLA applauds Governor Ige for vetoing this flawed… Read the full press release

AHLA launches a month-long campaign to raise public awareness on sexual assault

Month-Long Campaign Kicks Off With a Demonstration of Solidarity from AHLA’s 2019 Board of Directors SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is launching a month-long campaign along with member companies and national partners to raise public awareness… Read the full press release

New AHLEF, HCareers report reveals that over 50 percent of Gen Z is interested in pursuing a career in hospitality

New AHLEF, HCareers Report Promises Robust Workforce for Hotels WASHINGTON, 2018-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A new report shows that over 50 percent of the Gen Z demographic—the largest generation in the U.S.—is interested in pursuing a career in hospitality. Commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) and conducted by BW Research… Read the full press release

AHLA appoints Rosanna Maietta as president of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

AHLEF Priorities Include Education, Research and Career Development WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced today that Rosanna Maietta has been named president of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF). Maietta, who has served as interim President of the Foundation since May of last year,… Read the full press release

AHLA research reveals that online booking scams and fraudulent and misleading travel websites and companies continue to mislead and confuse consumers

Nearly one in four consumers say they were misled by a third-party travel company WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — As Americans begin gearing up for the busy summer travel season, new research from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) suggests that online booking scams and fraudulent and misleading travel websites and… Read the full press release

AHLEF announces a $75,000 grant to support recruitment and training of Opportunity Youth in Chicago

AHLA, IH&LA Partner with Grads of Life, LeadersUp to Support Recruitment and Training of Opportunity Youth CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the foundation arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced a $75,000 grant to help Chicago community-based organizations recruit and train… Read the full press release

AHLA: new study reveals tax cuts could generate $131.7 billion in economic activity for hotels and related industries

ANALYSIS SHOWS HOTELS, EMPLOYEES, TRAVELERS ALL BENEFIT FROM TAX REFORM Washington, D.C., 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — As tax reform legislation moves through Congress, a new economic impact study found that tax cuts could generate $131.7 billion in economic activity for hotels and related industries over the next 10 years. On behalf of the American… Read the full press release

The American Hotel & Lodging Association applauds U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Save Local Business Act

LEGISLATION PROVIDES CLARITY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A “JOINT EMPLOYER” Washington, D.C., 2017-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), which clarifies what it means to be a “joint… Read the full press release

The Handlery Foundation contributes $10,000 leadership gift to AHLEF 2017 Annual Giving Campaign

Washington, D.C., 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Handlery Foundation contributed a leadership gift of $10,000 to the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation’s (AHLEF) 2017 Annual Giving Campaign. A longtime supporter of AHLEF, the Handlery Foundation has contributed to an endowed scholarship fund and previous capital giving campaigns. This is the third gift… Read the full press release

AHLA welcomes introduction of the “Save Local Business Act”

Legislation provides clarity for local businesses on what it means to be a “joint employer” Washington, D.C., 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today ( July 27, 2017) applauded the introduction of the “Save Local Business Act,” which will provide much needed clarity to America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels and Resorts Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Arlington, Va., 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts (“Interstate” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (“Kohlberg”), announced today the appointment of Michael (“Mike”) J. Deitemeyer as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 23, 2017. He has also been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Interstate… Read the full press release

AH&LA and NAESV to address sexual violence in the hospitality industry and offer tips to combat this issue

Washington, D.C., 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) today ( December 9, 2016) announced a new partnership to continue the hotel industry’s long-standing efforts to raise awareness of sexual violence and provide hotel operators with new training tools and… Read the full press release

AH&LA announces the appointment of Sabre Hospitality Solutions President Alex Alt to its 2017 Board of Directors

Washington, D.C., 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has today (December 9, 2016 ) announced the appointment of Sabre Hospitality Solutions President, Alex Alt, to its 2017 Board of Directors. Alt proudly accepted the appointment to AHLA’s Board, which represents leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands,… Read the full press release

AH&LA endorses the “The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015,” H.R. 3765, introduced by Representative Ted Poe (TX-2)

Washington, D.C., 2015-10-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Twenty five years after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law, AH&LA today endorsed the “The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015,” H.R. 3765, introduced by Representative Ted Poe (TX-2). This legislation builds on the historic progress made by the ADA and restores the integrity of… Read the full press release

AH&LA applauds White House for Affordable Care Act fix that will prevent premium increases for small businesses

Washington, D.C., 2015-10-12 — /Travel PR News/ — As a member of the 50-100 Coalition, which supports small businesses and works to protect affordable coverage for employees, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) applauds the White House for repairing a flaw in the Affordable Care Act that will prevent premium increases for small businesses. On Wednesday,… Read the full press release

AHLA: Congressman Brian Babin praised the job growth of the Texas hotel industry

Houston, Texas, 2015-9-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) praised the job growth of the Texas hotel industry today on a “Heart of the House” hotel tour of the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake. The tour of the 242-room hotel property emphasized the important role the hotel industry plays in supporting jobs and… Read the full press release

Jill and Paul Kirwin donate $5,000 to the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation 2014 Annual Giving Campaign

Washington, DC, 2014-7-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Jill and Paul Kirwin contributed $5,000 to the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) 2014 Annual Giving Campaign. The Annual Giving Campaign is the Foundation’s yearly key fundraiser that supports its core missions, including providing scholarships to hospitality management students, funding important research in areas such as room… Read the full press release

AH&LA and Burba Hotel Network to debut ALIS accompanying legal conference ALIS Law on January 26-27, 2015, in Los Angeles

Costa Mesa, CA, 2014-6-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The organizers of the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Burba Hotel Network, will debut an accompanying legal conference, ALIS Law, January 26-27, 2015, in Los Angeles. The conference, which will be focused on current legal matters of interest to hotel owners,… Read the full press release

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) adopted new graphic look to better reflect its new dynamism and focus

New Identity Conveys New Focus, Unity and Shared Purpose of Broader Membership Base Washington, DC, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has adopted a new graphic look to better reflect its new dynamism and focus. The change is a timely illustration of the association’s new operating model that immediately affords… Read the full press release

AH&LA and Asian American Hotel Owners Association released national study on the impacts of extreme local wage initiatives on the U.S. hotel industry

Potential increases could cost industry thousands of jobs, billions in economic impact Washington, DC, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) today released a groundbreaking new national study on the impacts of extreme local wage initiatives on the U.S. hotel industry and small… Read the full press release

American Hotel & Lodging Association comments on Kari’s Law petition

Washington, DC, 2014-03-25 — /Travel PR News/ — As a result of the Kari’s Law petition, the U.S. lodging industry has convened a task force of more than 50 lodging executives with expertise in telecommunications and security. The industry views the safety and security of guests and employees as a top priority, and is working closely with… Read the full press release

The American Hotel & Lodging Association appoints Maryam Cope and Craig Kalkut as vice presidents of governmental affairs

New hires bring valuable congressional, association, and policy experience to new roles Washington, DC, 2014-03-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee lodging industry, announces the appointment of Maryam Cope and Craig Kalkut as vice presidents of governmental affairs. Kalkut joins… Read the full press release

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) unveiled its Pro-Growth Policy Agenda for 2014

Washington, DC, US, 2014-1-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lodging industry to focus on policies promoting economic growth and job creation The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today unveiled its Pro-Growth Policy Agenda for 2014, highlighting the key areas on which the U.S. lodging industry will focus its advocacy efforts. From among the many areas that directly… Read the full press release

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) submitted statement to the House Ways and Means Committee for change in healthcare law’s full-time employment definition

Washington, DC, US, 2014-1-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Current 30-hour definition negatively impacts health coverage and working hours The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry, has submitted a statement to the House Ways and Means Committee on the need to change the current definition of… Read the full press release

US lodging industry urges “no” vote in House of Representatives on Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) Act

Washington, DC, United States, 2013-11-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry, urges a “no” vote in the House of Representatives on the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) Act of 2013 (H.R. 2061).  As amended, this bill includes provisions to limit… Read the full press release

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) elected Mark Carrier incoming secretary/treasurer of the AH&LA board of directors

Washington, DC, United States, 2013-11-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has elected Mark Carrier, CHA, president of the B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group, as incoming secretary/treasurer of the AH&LA board of directors. The B. F. Saul Company, founded in 1892, is a privately-held diversified real estate concern based in the Washington, D.C…. Read the full press release