Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry.
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In addition, AH&LA is partnered with 38 state associations to provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members. These partner state associations have the same mission and goals as AH&LA, and we work together to serve the best interest of our members and the hotel industry as a whole.
AH&LA's Strategic Plan and the 2013 business plan identifies the most important issues facing the association and focuses on three objectives and tactical initiatives needed to benefit the members, grow membership, and serve as the voice of the industry. The AH&LA 2012 Annual Report provides an overview of the industry’s top concerns and a chronicle of a landmark year. AH&LA’s 2011 audited financial statements and 2011 Form 990, “Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax,” provides details of its operations and financial positions. For additional information, contact Min Zhao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For AH&LA contact information, please click here. For contact information for our 38 partner state associations, click here.
The AH&LA board consists of 83 members. In addition, the following organizations are non-voting members, but important advisors to the AH&LA board: Hospitality Financial & Technical Professionals (HFTP), Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA), and the National Restaurant Association (NRA).
Each elected officer must be actively engaged in and devote the major part of his/her time to the hotel business. AH&LA's nominating committee submits a candidate(s) to the membership and a special election is held during AH&LA's Fall Conference to select one individual to become secretary/treasurer. In turn, this person moves up in office each year-- ultimately becoming the chairman of AH&LA.
AH&LA has more than 40 committees that help advise the strategic direction of the association and position us advantageously in the marketplace. Many committees are open to all members, while others require invitation. Click here for more information, or contact Sandi Goad at (202) 289-3142.