American Hotel and Lodging Association

Mission Statement:  The indispensable resource serving, supporting and advocating on behalf of the American hospitality industry.

Summary of Services: AHLA is the singular voice representing every segment of the hotel industry including major chains, independent hotels, management companies, REIT’s, bed and breakfasts, industry partners and more.

Who We Represent: Hotels are at the center of communities across the country — creating long-term careers and opportunities for upward mobility, spurring economic growth, investing in communities and serving America’s travelers.

Major Program: “Dreams Happens Here” is a national awareness campaign to showcase the career advancement opportunities, community commitment, and economic importance of hotel and lodging businesses to every city and state across America. The hotel industry is in the business of people, serving our guests and providing lifelong careers for our employees.

Key Events:

 AHLEF Golf Classic
August 27 – 30, 2017

HX: The Hotel Experience—Rooms to Restaurants
November 12-13, 2017

ALIS: American Lodging Investment Summit
January 22 -24, 2018

 Synopsis of Top Issues:

  • Protect hotels’ guests and stop online hotel booking scams
  • Rein in illegal hotels
  • Support the hotel industry’s workforce
  • Promote travel and tourism.

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Key Executive:
Katherine Lugar, President & CEO