American Hotel & Lodging Association announces its 2019 Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Wyndham’s Ballotti Named 2019 Chair; Rogers Starts Tenure as President & CEO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (January 28, 2019) announced its 2019 Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, which includes top leaders representing all segments of the hospitality industry. Notably, Geoff Ballotti,… Read the full press release

American Hotel & Lodging Association appoints Amanda Franks as Vice President of Campaign Communications

Washington, D.C., 2017-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced the appointment of Amanda Franks as Vice President of Campaign Communications. Franks is a veteran communications and political affairs professional, having spent her career assisting elected officials and organizations with strategic policy planning and message development. “I’m thrilled to… 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

PATA announces the release of a new book from PATA Life Member, Joseph A. McInerney, ‘Change is the New Status Quo’

BANGKOK, 2015-2-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to announce the release of a new title from PATA Life Member, Joseph A. McInerney, a leader and expert in the international hospitality and lodging industry. In the book, titled Change is the New Status Quo and published by Charles Pinot,… 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

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

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

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation awarded three scholarships via its Arthur J. Packard Memorial Scholarship

Best of the best in hospitality receives Foundation’s most prestigious scholarship Washington, DC, 2013-10-18— /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF), the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, awarded three scholarships via its Arthur J. Packard Memorial Scholarship Program, the Foundation’s most prominent and oldest scholarship award. Winning first-place and a… Read the full press release

American Hotel & Lodging Association President/CEO Katherine Lugar issued statement in response to the federal government shutdown

Washington, DC, USA, 2013-10-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — American Hotel & Lodging Association President/CEO Katherine Lugar today issued the following statement in response to the federal government shutdown: On behalf of hoteliers throughout the country, we implore the President and Congress to work together and reach an agreement to reopen the government without delay. The shutdown will disrupt… Read the full press release

The American Hotel & Lodging Association congratulates Penny Pritzker on her confirmation as 38th Secretary of the Department of Commerce

Lodging industry commends Senate for strong bipartisan vote 2013-06-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) congratulates Penny Pritzker on her confirmation today as the 38th Secretary of the Department of Commerce following an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 97-1 by the U.S. Senate. AH&LA had strongly endorsed President Obama’s nomination of Pritzker, chairman… Read the full press release

The American Hotel & Lodging Association issued statement on US supreme court NLRB appointments appeal review

2013-06-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) issues the following statement in response to this morning’s announcement by the United States Supreme Court that the justices have granted the request for review of National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: “In the past six months, both the U.S. Court of Appeals for… Read the full press release

AH&LA: Seasonal workers crucial to economic viability of hotels, resorts

LODGING INDUSTRY TO EMPHASIZE VALUE OF H-2B PROGRAM AT HOUSE HEARING 2013-06-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sarah Diment, owner of The Beachmere Inn in Ogunquit, Maine, and a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), will testify this afternoon at a hearing of the House of Representatives Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and… Read the full press release

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Commends White House On Patent Troll Reforms

2013-06-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) issues the following statement in response to today’s White House announcement of new executive actions and legislative recommendations designed to rein in patent trolls and improve incentives for future innovation in high-tech patents: “Many consumers, businesses, and other end users across the country, especially in… Read the full press release

American Hotel & Lodging Association endorses the Global Soap Project

Nonprofit group works with hotels to recycle soap 2013-04-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — To celebrate Earth Month, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is endorsing the Global Soap Project, a nonprofit organization launched in 2009, which has the dual mission of reducing waste while improving global health. More than 1,100 hotel properties send partially-used bars of… Read the full press release