WASHINGTON (June 17, 2021) –   

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President and CEO Chip Rogers released the below statement after President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.

“America’s hotel industry applauds Congress and President Biden for creating the Juneteenth National Independence holiday. The essence of America can be found in the liberties enjoyed by all our citizens. The recognition of a day where every American, regardless of color, can enjoy the promise of our nation should be universally celebrated and serve as an example to the rest of the world.”

About AHLA
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. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitality was the first industry impacted, and it will be among the last to recover. That is why AHLA is committed to promoting safe travel while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide through the Safe Stay initiative. With an enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all hotel guests and employees, hotels across America are ready to welcome back travelers when they are ready to travel. Learn more at www.ahla.com.