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

AHLEF raised more than $8,000,000 in its fundraising efforts to fund hospitality scholarships, professional development, research

Funds go toward hospitality scholarships, professional development, research Washington, D.C., 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) today (February 22, 2017) announced that it has raised more than $8,000,000 in its fundraising efforts to promote hospitality’s future talent through scholarships, professional development opportunities and research. The campaign, Opening Doors… 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

The American Hotel & Lodging Association announced new additions to its Board of Directors

New additions join accomplished executives and leaders from every segment of the hotel industry Washington, D.C., 2015-3-16 — /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, today announced new additions to its Board of Directors. The 2015 Board of Directors represents… 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

The American Hotel & Lodging Association welcomed Wyoming Supreme Court ruling on online travel companies sales and lodging tax

Decision levels playing field between Wyoming hoteliers and online competitors Washington, DC, US, 2014-04-4 — /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, applauds today’s ruling by the Wyoming Supreme Court that online travel companies (OTCs) should remit sales and lodging… Read the full press release

The American Hotel & Lodging Association issued statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed The Save American Workers Act

Important step towards providing certainty for employees and stability for hotels, inns, and resorts Washington, DC, US, 2014-04-4 — /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, issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed The Save American… 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

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) released guide covering gratuity rates for broad array of service areas

Industry Partner, Forbes Travel Guide, Supports Initiative Washington, DC, United States, 2013-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole U.S. association representing all segments of the lodging industry, is releasing a guide covering gratuity rates for a broad array of service areas, including parking attendants, doormen, housekeepers, and room service.  Released in… 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

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 applauds the General Services Administration’s (GSA) federal per diem rates for FY2014

CONUS Rates Increased to $83 2013-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) applauds the General Services Administration’s (GSA) federal per diem rates for FY2014, effective October 1, 2013: “The FY 2014 per diem rates released today by GSA are welcome news for government travelers who stay in hotels while traveling on government… 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

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