Hotel Industry Spotlights Superstars at Annual Fundraiser
AHLA | January 15, 2020
Finalists to be Recognized at “Night of a Thousand Stars” Gala Supporting Hotel Industry Foundation WASHINGTON (January 15, 2020) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) have selected finalists for the 2020 Stars of the Industry Awards, which recognizes the top hotel employees in the country. The winners will be chosen from more than 300 nominations from all sectors of the industry and across the country and presented as part of the “Night of a Thousand Stars” Gala, the Foundation’s premier fundraiser. NORTH STAR AWARD FINALISTS Mark Ga...
Hotel Industry Supports More Than 1 in 25 American Jobs
AHLA | September 9, 2019
WASHINGTON (September 9, 2019) – Underscoring the significant economic impact and strong growth of the hotel industry, a new study released today finds that hotels support more than 1 in 25 American jobs—8.3 million in total—and contribute nearly $660 billion annually to U.S. GDP. Conducted by Oxford Economics, the study was sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHELF) and showcases the breadth and depth of the hotel industry and its value to the communities we serve. The study is part of AHLA’s Dreams Happen Here campaign, which highlights the ...
AHLEF Awards $1.3 Million in Scholarships to Hospitality Students
AHLEF | May 15, 2019
Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2019) — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the charitable giving arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), today announced that it is awarding $1.3 million in scholarships to 344 students in 33 states and Washington, D.C. This year more than 45 percent of the total recipients are minority students and nearly 75 percent of the total recipients are female. Each year, AHLEF administers nine scholarship programs, which award scholarships valued up to $7,500, for students enrolled in hospitality-related bachelor or graduate degree programs at colleges and univers...
ECPAT-USA Issues Report on State Human Trafficking Laws for the Lodging Industry
ECPAT-USA | May 2, 2019
Brooklyn, NY (May 2, 2019) - - - To help lodging companies facing different laws about human trafficking in different states, ECPAT-USA , with the financial support of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (AHLEF), today issued a report detailing what each state requires and providing materials to comply with the laws. The report, "Unpacking Human Trafficking A Survey of State Laws Targeting Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry", and all necessary materials are now available on the ECPAT-USA website, www.ecpatusa.org/hotel. "We know that the hospitality industry is eager to help fight human trafficki...
Hotel Industry to Announce Grant to Dallas Groups to Train Youth for Hospitality Careers
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation | May 1, 2019
DALLAS, TX – May 1, 2019 – Today, Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings joined the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the Texas Hotel and Lodging Association (THLA), and the Hotel Association of North Texas (HANTX) to announce two local grants totaling $75,000. Both the grant to CitySquare, a Dallas community-based organization, and the grant to Richardson High School will assist in recruiting and training individuals to join the growing and dynamic hotel industry. In Dallas, more than 104,000 young adults are looking for employment. Yet, the Dallas hotel ...
AHLA Launches ‘Hospitality Is Working’ Campaign With $500K in Grants
AHLA | January 28, 2019
WASHINGTON (January 28, 2019) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced today the launch of the Hospitality is Working (HIW) campaign at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting. As part of the HIW commitment, AHLA's foundation, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), will award $500,000 to community-based organizations in six key markets where the labor market is tight. Working in conjunction with community leaders, AHLEF will award funds this year to the communities of Orlando, Dallas, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. to support the recruitment and placement ...
The American Hotel & Lodging Association Recognizes Annual Stars of the Industry Award Winners
AHLA | January 28, 2019
LOS ANGELES (January 28, 2019) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) honored the winners of the 2019 Stars of the Industry Awards, which included top hotel employees in the hospitality and lodging industry for their outstanding accomplishments, service, and leadership. The winners were chosen from 320 nominations from all sectors of the industry and across the country. "The Stars of the Industry awards showcase the amazing and passionate women and men who make hotels feel like home and move our industry forward. So much of their work is behind the ...
AHLEF Awards Record-Breaking $1.3 Million in Scholarships
AHLEF | August 13, 2018
–Over 70 Percent Female Recipients; Highest Number of Hospitality Students Rewarded to Propel Career Development – Washington, D.C. (August 13, 2018) — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the philanthropic arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), today announced $1.3 million was awarded via 420 scholarships this year – the highest amount ever awarded to students seeking a career in the hospitality industry. More than 70 percent of scholarship recipients are women, and more than one-third of the total recipients are minority students. "With students taking on crippl...
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