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Hotel Industry Unites on New Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

AHLA | June 26, 2019

AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers is Joined by Dozens of Key Stakeholders and Industry Partners to Launch the No Room for Trafficking Campaign ‘No Room for Trafficking’ Aims to Train Every Employee in the Industry WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today launched a new national campaign to unite the industry around a single, comprehensive approach to fight human trafficking. The No Room for Trafficking campaign builds on the hotel industry’s long-standing legacy and commitment to combat human trafficking. Already each year, thousands of hotel employees are trained. With this campaign...

AHLA Submits Comments on Joint Employer Rule

AHLA | June 26, 2019

Proposed Rule Would Provide Clarity, Certainty to Businesses WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – The American & Hotel Lodging Association (AHLA) today commended the U.S. Department of Labor for its efforts to provide clarity and certainty to employers in comments submitted to the Department for its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Joint Employer Status. “The hotel industry is a major economic driver, supporting millions of jobs and offering opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses,” said Brian Crawford, executive vice president of government affairs at AHLA. “In fact, three out of five hotels are small business—many o...

New Hotel Trend Survey Reveals Major Advancements Across the Industry

AHLA | March 15, 2019

Hotels Target Millennials, Prioritize Green Sustainable Initiatives, Advance Technology Washington, D.C. – March 15, 2019 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday lives and their lives on the road thanks to increased mobile compatibility, flexible dining op...

AHLA Names Kiersten Pearce Vice President of Member Engagement & Services

the The American Hotel & Lodging Association | September 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2018) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced the appointment of Kiersten Pearce as Vice President of Member Engagement & Services. In this new role, Pearce will use her wealth of travel and hospitality experience to ensure that AHLA continues to deliver a compelling value proposition model to the more than 26,000 members across all membership categories. Reporting to AHLA Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Kevin Carey, Pearce will focus on expanding the membership base and the revenue for the largest national association representing the U.S. lodg...

America’s Hoteliers Meet to Discuss Strength of Industry, Issues Affecting It and Impact on U.S. Communities

AAHOA | September 13, 2018

Industry Touts Continued Job Growth While Adding $600 Billion Annually to U.S. Economy Washington, D.C. (September 13, 2018) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) kicked off their two-day 2018 Legislative Action Summit (LAS) on September 12 as nearly 400 hoteliers from across the country gather to meet with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill. During the summit, hoteliers will discuss the strength of the lodging industry, issues affecting it, and its significant impact on communities around the country. This is the fourth year AHLA and AAHOA are partnering to high...

Hotel Industry Announces Added Safety Measures for Employees; Builds on Layers of Security Procedures

AHLA | September 6, 2018

Major Brands to Deploy Safety Devices; Competitors Across Lodging Industry Unite to Advance Employee, Guest Protection Partner at Buckley Sandler and Co-founder of Time's Up Legal Defense Fund Applauds Progress on Employee Security Washington, D.C. (September 6, 2018) – Building on decades of investments in safety and security and in coordination with security experts, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the major hotel brands in membership today announced the 5-Star Promise, a pledge to provide hotel employees across the U.S. with employee safety devices (ESDs) and commit to enhanced policies, trainings and re...

AHLA President & CEO Katherine Lugar Announces Departure & Joins American Beverage Association

AHLA | September 4, 2018

Lugar Underscores Industry Unity & Continuity WASHINGTON, D.C., (September 4, 2018) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced today that its president and chief executive officer (CEO) Katherine Lugar will be departing the organization later this year. Lugar has accepted a new position as president and CEO of the American Beverage Association (ABA). The AHLA Officers of the Board have initiated a search for her successor. During Lugar's five-year tenure at AHLA, she led a major transformation of the organization, including tripling membership and revenue; aligning the policy interests of brands, owners an...

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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