AHLA Opposes the PRO Act
AHLA | March 6, 2023
WASHINGTON (March 6, 2023) – American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President & CEO Chip Rogers is speaking out today after lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced the PRO Act of 2023. “The lodging industry has long provided a pathway for fulfilling careers and the means for employees and entrepreneurs to achieve the American Dream. Unfortunately, the PRO Act, reintroduced in Congress this week, would undermine workplace flexibility and upward mobility for workers and create extensive and costly regulatory burdens for small business owners. While every worker has the right to freely join a union, the PRO Act woul...
AHLA Announces Inaugural General Manager Summit
AHLA | March 1, 2023
WASHINGTON (March 1, 2023) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association is hosting the inaugural “General Manager Summit at The Hospitality Show” June 28 at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The first-of-its kind event will be held annually and bring together hotel GMs from across the country to hear from expert speakers, share best practices, network and celebrate the industry’s best GMs via an awards ceremony. The event is free for all GMs attending The Hospitality Show, which takes place June 27-29 at The Venetian Las Vegas, but GM summit attendees must register for the event here. The GM summit will feature the winners ...
Completion Stage Underway for the 12th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI)
AHLA | February 28, 2023
The revision to the lodging industry’s authoritative financial and operating reporting standards has been led by the Global Finance Committee, sponsored by HFTP and AHLA. The Global Finance Committee (GFC), jointly sponsored by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), have restarted its work on the 12th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). The independent group of global financial leaders from the most prominent U.S. and international hotel brands, operators, owners and other industry authorities met January 3...
Hotels on Hiring Spree With Better Wages, Benefits, Flexibility
AHLA | February 27, 2023
79% of surveyed hotels report staffing shortages WASHINGTON (Feb. 27, 2023) – As nearly 80% of hotels experience staffing shortages, hoteliers are offering potential hires a host of incentives to fill vacancies, according to a new survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Seventy-one percent of respondents are increasing wages, 64% are offering greater flexibility with hours, and 33% are expanding benefits – but 81% say they are still unable to fill open positions. Seventy-nine percent of survey respondents indicate they are experiencing a staffing shortage, 22% severely so. The most cri...
AHLA Elevates Kevin Carey to Senior EVP and COO
AHLA | February 24, 2023
WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2023) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is promoting Kevin Carey to senior executive vice president and chief operating officer. Kevin joined AHLA in 2017. He is the force behind the growth and organizational expansion of the association and the AHLA Foundation. Under his leadership, AHLA’s revenues have grown by nearly 50%. Kevin’s success is driven by his work to increase membership and diversify non-dues revenue sources. He spearheads several innovative strategic partnerships and has a keen eye for orchestrating mergers with peer hospitality associations. Kevin is responsible for lead...
Report: Hotel-Generated State and Local Tax Revenue to Reach New Highs in 2023
AHLA | February 21, 2023
WASHINGTON (Feb. 21, 2023) – Hotel-generated state and local tax revenue will reach new heights nationally ($46.71 billion) and in states across the nation this year, according to state-by-state projections released today by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Oxford Economics. Average U.S. hotel occupancy is projected to reach 63.8% in 2023 – just shy of 2019’s level of 65.9%. Staffing is expected to remain a challenge for many U.S. hotels in 2023, as the industry continues to grow its workforce back to pre-pandemic levels. “Hotels are making significant strides toward recovery, supporting millions of good-...
AHLA Elevates Key Industry Leaders
AHLA | February 17, 2023
WASHINGTON (Feb. 17, 2023) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced the promotions of two longtime hotel industry leaders. Troy Flanagan was promoted to executive vice president of external government affairs and industry relations. In this role, Flanagan will serve as the strategic leader of AHLA’s integrated outreach to public officials, while strengthening the association’s partnerships with allied groups. He will also lead AHLA’s engagement and lobbying with state and local governments, legislatures, gubernatorial offices and related organizations. Flanagan joined AHLA in 2014 and previously served...
AHLA Message Following President Biden’s State of the Union Address
AHLA | February 8, 2023
Here’s a message from AHLA President and CEO Chip Rogers following President Biden’s State of the Union Address… Tonight, President Biden reassured the American people that the trajectory of the American economy is strong. The president outlined policy priorities he hopes will continue to build on the recovery of the past year. However, economic uncertainty is still a reality for the lodging industry. Inflation lingers and a critical staffing shortage is impacting nearly every hotel in the country. There is positive employment news. Americans are returning to work in significant numbers, but the hospitality business is still st...
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