Leading Hotel Groups Mark National Hotel Employee Day
WASHINGTON (September 1, 2022) – On this inaugural National Hotel Employee Day, leading hotel industry groups, including the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers and the Latino Hotel Association came together to observe the day in a variety of ways.
Established in the National Day Calendar in 2022, National Hotel Employee Day will be celebrated annually on Sept. 1 to thank hotel employees for their hard work and dedication and recognize the integral role they play in our nation’s travel, tourism, and hotel industries.
“On this inaugural National Hotel Employee Day, we thank America’s nearly two million hotel employees. Every day in communities across the nation, hotel employees’ service and dedication help facilitate some of Americans’ most important life events – from wedding receptions to family reunions and vacations,” said AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers. “And with more than 120,000 open hotel jobs across the nation, now is the time to consider one of the more than 200 enriching careers in the hotel industry.”
“Hotel employees are the lifeblood of the lodging industry. On National Hotel Employee Day and throughout the year, we at AAHOA salute these men and women for their hard work and professionalism,” said AAHOA President & CEO Laura Lee Blake. “Please join us in taking a moment to thank a hotel employee today and encourage a prospective employee to consider a hotel career.”
“Today and every day, it’s important to reflect on all hotel employees do to keep our industry moving forward,” said National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers President, CEO and Founder Andy Ingraham. “On behalf of all of us at NABHOOD, we thank the millions of American hotel employees and wish them all a happy National Hotel Employee Day.”
“The amazing men and women who power our nation’s hotels deserve a day of recognition, and that’s what National Hotel Employee Day is all about,” said Latino Hotel Association President & CEO Lynette Montoya. “On behalf of the entire Latino Hotel Association team, we thank our nation’s hotel employees for their service and commitment on this special day and all year.”
To learn more about National Hotel Employee Day, visit ahla.com/day