|Washington, May 21, 2001 - The Parsippany, N.J.-based Wingate Inns
International, Inc. became the first national hotel chain to sign every
one of its hotels, comprising 9,000 rooms, to the American Hotel &
Lodging Association's (AH&LA) "One for One for One for 100 Days" campaign.
publications, including Lodging magazine.
|The association's membership drive allows properties
to join participating AH&LA member state associations for $1 per one
room for one year if they enroll within the campaign's 100-day span - from
Memorial Day to Labor Day.
"This campaign is a great way to introduce our properties to AH&LA,
which is an outstanding organization that serves as a great resource for
our hotel owners," explains Keith J. Pierce, president and CEO of Wingate
Inns International. "Enrolling and paying for every open Wingate
Inn® hotel to become an AH&LA member was an easy decision."
AH&LA membership allows Wingate properties to receive several new
benefits the association, including an employment practices liability insurance
program and a national health insurance plan. These are in addition
to valuable existing products and services such as access to millions of
travelers through AH&LA's reservations Web site, GotRooms.com; lobbying
to protect the lodging industry's business interests at the federal level;
networking and educational opportunities at the association's conferences
and trade shows; discounts on training materials from AH&LA's Educational
Institute; and complimentary, award-winning
Allied Members Can Join the AH&LA
at a Special
Washington, May 21, 2001 - In a variation of the recently
launched "One for One for One for 100 Days" American Hotel & Lodging
Association (AH&LA) membership campaign, prospective allied members
can join the association at a special membership rate. Hospitality
vendors and suppliers who join AH&LA between Memorial Day to Labor
Day pay only $100 for one year - a discount of up to 95 percent. (Regular
allied membership dues are based on a company's annual gross revenue from
the U.S. lodging industry.)
"The AH&LA Allied Executive Committee wants to support
our chairman, John Russell, in this aggressive and exciting initiative,"
said Karin Mastrangelo, AH&LA senior director of member/strategic relations.
"By offering this opportunity to potential allied members we will have
the chance to show more industry vendors and suppliers the value of our
In addition, 200 prospective vendor and supply companies
have been targeted to be contacted by the AH&LA membership staff.
This communication will emphasize the many benefits, products, and services
offered by the association, such as networking and marketing opportunities
at AH&LA trade shows, conferences, and seminars; a listing on www.alliedbuyersguide.com;
and resourceful, award-winning publications, including the Construction
& Modernization Report, the Directory of Hotel & Motel Companies,
and the AH&LA Register.
For more information on becoming an AH&LA allied member,
contact Mastrangelo at (202) 289-3154 or email@example.com.
"This is an aggressive campaign that we hope will retain the strong
membership base that we are striving to achieve," said 2001 AH&LA Chairman
John Russell. "With this tremendous support of rooms from Wingate,
I'm sure we can accomplish this goal."
For more information on AH&LA's membership campaign, contact Bob
Ramsey, AH&LA vice president of industry relations and development,
at (202) 289-3173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AH&LA, founded in 1910, is a federation of state lodging associations
throughout the United States, with some 11,000 property members worldwide,
representing more than 1.4 million rooms. AH&LA provides operations,
technical, educational, marketing, and communications services plus governmental
affairs representation to the lodging industry.