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AHLA Committees are content-focused groups that consist of representatives across all of AHLA's membership.

AHLA committees help shape the future of the lodging industry and provide opportunities to build professional relationships. Help tackle specific challenges and opportunities, AHLA committees provide continuity of thinking for the larger organization and build upon a cross-section of knowledge and experience.

Current AHLA Committees

Objective: The Consumer Innovation Forum (CIF) is a research venue providing resources and thought leadership relating to the digital marketplace, online travel distribution ecosystem and broader technology landscape.

Who Should Join:   Heads of Distribution; Revenue Management, Commercial Strategy, E-Commerce, Digital Strategy, CRO, CMO

Meeting Cadence: 4 Meetings Per Year



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Objective: To foster alignment and collaboration between hotel industry owners and operators in the development of financial operating statements formatted to provide hotel owners, managers and other interested parties with operational information pertinent to the lodging industry.  The FMC also partners with HFTP on the Uniformed Statement of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI), a publication that plays a vital role as a widely used guide and resource for financial professionals in brand companies, owners and management companies. 

Who Should Join: C-Suite; Finance, Accounting, and Operations

Meeting Cadence: 2 Meetings per year

Objective: The Food & Beverage Committee explores and provides relevant, trend-forward insight and information on food service matters affecting hotels.

Who Should Join: Vice President and Above; Food & Beverage and/or Operations 

Meeting Cadence: 4 Meetings Per Year

Objective: The General Counsels Committee is a forum to discuss legal and policy issues impacting the industry by bringing together senior legal team members from a broad cross-section of brands, ownership, and management companies 

Who Should Join: Hotel Company or Industry Association General Counsel or Assistant General Counsel

Meeting Cadence: 2 Meetings Per Year

Objective:  The GM Roundtable provides a forum for hotel general managers to discuss current issues affecting those at the frontline of the hotel industry, including the impact of federal and state legislation and regulations. The GM Roundtable provides insight into hotel operations and serves as an advisory group for the broader General Manager Network.

Who Should Join:  Property General Managers or Area General Managers

Meeting Cadence: 8 Meetings Per Year

Objective:   We harness the collective wisdom of technology leaders across hospitality to solve common problems and unlock global business potential.

Who Should Join:  CIO, CTO, VP-IT, technology consultants, senior executives with technology suppliers to the hotel industry

Meeting Cadence: 4 Meetings Per Year


Objective: The HR Committee provides an executive forum to promote the exchange of knowledge and helps to ensure the lodging industry is recognized as a great place to work. 

Who Should Join: Vice President or Above, Human Resources; People and/or Culture

Meeting Cadence: Every other month

Objective: To gather leaders from independent and boutique hotels to inform and support AHLA’s advocacy priorities, grow the association’s grassroots engagement, and discuss top issues affecting this segment

Who Should Join: Independent Hotel Owner or General Manager 

Meeting Cadence: 4 meetings per year

Objective: The Labor Relations Committee is a forum for professionals focused on labor relations to discuss ongoing issues and provide appropriate recommendations to AHLA. 

Who Should Join: Vice President or Above; Counsel

Meeting Cadence: Up to 4 meetings per year


Objective:  The Management Committee brings together top executives from companies who manage hotel operations to support AHLA’s advocacy priorities, grow the association’s grassroots engagement, discuss top issues affecting hotel operators, and strengthen the voice of the industry.

Who Should Join:  C-Suite, Heads of Operations

Meeting Cadence: Up to 6 meetings per year

Objective: The Resort Committee assesses the impact of legislation and regulation directed to the resort community; fosters resort-directed economic and consumer research, encourages continuing education and environmentally responsible operational practices; and promotes resort destination travel and tourism.  

Who Should Join: Property Owner, Director, President or General Manager

Meeting Cadence: 1 annual meeting


Objective: The Risk Management Committee shares ideas and resources that enhance the effectiveness of risk management programs. 

Who Should Join: Vice President or Above

Meeting Cadence: 2 meetings per year

Objective: To assist the industry on safety and fire protection issues for the lodging industry by working with appropriate federal, state, and local government agencies. Also, serves as a resource to members in achieving effective and efficient security practices, technology, and training that helps create a secure environment for guests and employees.

Who Should Join: Professionals with expertise in the field of Safety and Security

Meeting Cadence: Up to 4 meetings per year

Objective: The Sustainability Committee elevates and bolsters the environmental sustainability and resilience efforts that fall under the Responsible Stay platform. 

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Who Should Join: Vice President or Above; Sustainability/ESG; Procurement 

Meeting Cadence: 4 meetings per year

*Note: Nomination required to join.

How do I join a committee?

In order to join a committee, you must:

  • Be a current, corporate member of AHLA
  • Passionate about your professional subject matter
  • Eager to learn from and idea-share with your hospitality industry peers

To find out if you are eligible to join a committee, please reach out.

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