Member Types Overview


Allied membership is for companies that provide goods and services for the hospitality industry. 


Allied +

Invitation-only Allied+ members are organizations with a vested interest in the lodging industry that use AHLA as a platform to grow their industry knowledge, while networking and conducting business with other members. Primarily comprised of key decision makers in the lodging industry, our members have the power to sign your dotted line, and we take strides to make our Allied+ members visible to this niche community.


Independent Properties

Independent Property membership is for properties located in the continental United States that are not affiliated with an established hospitality brand. 


Branded Properties

Branded Property membership is for properties located in the continental United States that are affiliated with an established brand. AHLA defines a branded property as two or more properties that go by the same name, or properties affiliated with a recognized boutique collection. 



Student membership is for students currently enrolled in a hospitality program.



Academia membership is for colleges that offer hospitality programs. 


Management Company/Owner/Chain

These three membership categories cover companies that own, manage, or franchise hotel properties. 


Under 30 Gateway

The AHLA Under 30 Gateway addresses the personal and professional needs of young hospitality professionals. This membership is open to anyone under the age of 30 who is currently involved with the hospitality industry. Membership is free to those employed by active AHLA company members. 



International membership is for hotels located outside the continental United States (both branded and independent.)