September 12-13, 2018

Capital Hilton
Washington, D.C.

Online registration is now closed for LAS 2018. Onsite registration will be available starting at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. 

Who Should Attend?

All AHLA members are welcome. Attendees typically include general managers, department directors, executives, owners, government affairs experts, asset managers, distribution experts and other hotel employees.



About the Event

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) are uniting the hotel industry to show lawmakers the strength of our industry in what will be your most important meeting of the year.  

LAS is a unique opportunity to join together with hundreds of your colleagues to meet your congressional representatives to share your story, the story of our industry, and educate Congress on the important issues affecting the hotel and lodging business.

During the course of two days you will learn about the latest developments on the most pressing issues that are impacting hoteliers. From career development initiatives to the reauthorization of Brand USA to protecting consumers from online booking scams, you will educate your elected officials on Capitol Hill on this issues that impact our industry, our workforce and your bottom line.

We need your help to make these issues front and center with Congress. Join us to get the inside scoop from AHLA’s government affairs team, Members of Congress and other industry experts. You will also learn how to effectively discuss these issues and have the opportunity to build a relationship with your Member of Congress.


Your voice matters and we need you in Washington!



Phil Lovas

Phil Lovas
Deputy Assistant Secretary for the National Travel and Tourism Office in Industry and Analysis

David Wasserman

David Wasserman
The U. S. House Editor And Senior Election Analyst For The Non-Partisan Cook Political Report


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Hotel Accommodations 

The Capital Hilton, Washington, DC is the host hotel for LAS 2018. The group rate for the summit is $329++/night. Please click here book your room. Note: To receive the group rate, attendees must make reservations by Wednesday, August 29. 


Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available starting at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 12. Please contact Olivia Klipa at oklipa@ahla.com with any questions.

For media interested in registering, please contact media@ahla.com.

AHLA Partners