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For more than 100 years, AHLA has been the foremost representative of and advocate for the U.S. lodging industry.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support and workforce development programs to move the industry forward. Hospitality is among the 10 largest business sectors in America - our industry is booming because we help our members be their best at what matters most: serving our guests, employees and our communities.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association has grown our membership to more than 29,000 lodging property members, representing more than 3,200,000 hotel rooms in the United States. Join your peers today and contribute to the future of hospitality!

AHLA Member Benefits

In addition to a range of member discounts on products and services, access to events, and a library of members-only resources, the fundamental benefits of AHLA membership include: 

  • Advocacy on issues critical to the health and growth of the lodging industry;
  • A place at the table for important policy discussions with influencers and decision-makers; 
  • Opportunities to serve on AHLA's councils, committees and board of directors;
  • Expert answers and guidance on regulatory matters, crisis management and industry change;
  • Networking opportunities with thousands of colleagues, allies and industry leaders; 
  • Timely and curated news, briefs and advisories;
  • Access to industry events, professional development and lifelong learning.

AHLA also encourages members to join their state associations for increased local representation and additional membership savings on resources, services and events.

Advocacy & Industry Benefits
  • Increasing visibility and engagement on Capitol Hill
  • Securing legislative changes that support the hotel industry
  • Supporting local advocacy efforts in cities and states across the country
  • Monitoring the latest legislative developments and analyzing how they may impact our interests
  • Championing elected officials who support the lodging industry through HotelPac
  • Mobilizing effective grassroots campaigns
  • Generating awareness and developing industry champions through Heart of the House hotel tours
  • Proactively spreading messages through all channels on issues that matter most to our industry
  • Legislative alerts on priority issues
Discounts & Other Benefits
  • Media guidance and issue specific talking points
  • HotelLOBBY bimonthly legislative e-newsletter
  • Free Lodging Magazine subscription
  • Regular AHLA updates
  • Media advisories, press releases and more
  • Complimentary Webinars from industry experts
  • Access the Members-only website at
  • Access to members-only research center
  • Discounts and complimentary products/services
  • Certification discounts through AHLEI
  • Access to events such as Hotels on the Hill (formerly Legislative Action Summit), Safety Summit and ForWard: Women In Lodging Events.

From the White House to City Hall

AHLA works tirelessly on behalf of our membership, appealing to lawmakers and regulators with a unified and powerful voice about issues critical to the future of the lodging industry.

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AHLA offers a number of different membership options for professionals throughout the hospitality industry.


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Access industry research and resources

AHLA provides members with resources that move their business forward. Our Resource Center includes operational resources and toolkits for the industry's most pressing topics.

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For more information on Hotelier Membership, or if you are ready to join Hotelier Membership, please Call (202) 289-3100 or Email Hotelier Membership

For more information on Vendor Membership, or if you are ready to join Vendor Membership, please Call (202) 289-3100 or Email Vendor Membership